All the people in this Metro just visited an event in the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. The woman on the right is still flabbergasted.
I went to ‘De Efteling’. It was a rainy sunday but I took a camera with me anyway. The Lumix FZ300. Because it is weatherproof. It really is. I walked with the camera around my neck all day long. In the rain. No problem whatsoever. The FZ300 is an amazing camera with just one downsize. The small sensor. It’s a big disadvantage in low light. The picture above is a scenery in low light. Actually it is in the dark. Almost. The camera managed the poor light anyway. The small sensor has also a huge advantage. Being able to give the FZ300 a 25-600 zoomlens and still walking around with it all day long. I took a lot of pictures and I had a great day, despite the rain. Because the FZ300 doesn’t care about rain. 🙂
We all work hard and once in a while we have to go outside. Away from our desks, computers and TV’s. Once in a while we have to go somewhere else. Another world, another country or another city. And that’s why we invented the holidays. So you have time to do something else. Somewhere else.
Fuji X100, 1/5sec, F5.6, ISO1600, edited in snapseed
But the strange thing is though, somewhere else, we all do the same. Every time. Even at the Christmasfair in Dusseldorf. We drink booze, eat fastfood and buy all the crap we can.
Happy Holidays, everybody 🙂
We were having lunch. And he was sitting outside, having a beer. It looked like an old lonely man. Having a beer, all by himself. Heading for a cold, dark and lonely Christmas. But it turned out different.
Fuji X100, 1/10sec, F2.8, ISO1600, edited in snapseed
After a couple of minutes somebody came directly to him, shook his hand and walked away. Within a few minutes the same thing happened again. Different guy, same handshake. Once in while he took out his iPhone (4 or 4S) and swiped a little. Then another guy and another handshake. This happened 6 or 7 times. I’m sure this distinguished man is the Godfather of Dusseldorf.
We went for Dusseldorf, Germany. For the annual Christmasfair in the center of the city. Of course we’re travelling with our Camper. It’s nice to know for sure we’ll sleep in our own bed. One thing is never for sure. Where we park our bed for the night.
Fuji X100, 1/2sec, F2.8, ISO3200, edited in snapseed
We left home at 3:00pm. Instead of 1:00pm. So when we arrived at Dusseldorf it was dark outside. Really dark. So we took a wrong exit, made a 12km detour, discovered a closed camper-parking, a closed campsite and that Dusseldorf is one big no-parking-zone.
Then we headed for a golfcourse. Closed but accesable. I’m not sure at which hole we are parked. But it’s a damn fine spot to get some diner and some sleep. 🙂