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Hackerbrücke, München Hauptbahnhof, train station, morning, München, Munich, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: making tracks, Hackerbrücke to Hbf (Munich)

From Munich’s Hackerbrücke station looking into the early morning sun, this east-facing view towards the city’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof) reveals a network of overhead power wires and a lattice of intersecting track. The twin towers of the Frauenkirche are a landmark and provide a central anchor for the scene. The Hauptbahnhof is not only symbolic where the city’s past and present clash, but the station is where visitors and residents converge on their way in and out of the city.

I made the above photo on 23 February 2017 with the Canon 6D, 70-300 glass, and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/10, ISO400, and 190-mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on as

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Red banner, good capital (Berlin)

At Berlin central station, banners hang in the entrance hall to advertise products and services with the promise of the highest quality. The red and the “S” represent the colour and symbol for the Sparkasse brand of savings banks in Germany. I waited until a person dressed in a similar red ascended the escalator to walk underneath the banner (in projection).

I made the above photograph on 8 May 2015 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/125-sec, f/8, ISO1000, and 47mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin central train station, Berlin, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Track 14B, Berlin Hauptbahnhof

“Mmmmmm, interference fringes …”

Even at 7pm, it’s unusual to see a lack of people in Berlin’s central train station, even at the very northwest corner of the second floor (above ground; 2. OG). The two remaining tracks to the left are 15 and 16, used solely by east-west S-Bahn trains on the city’s “Stadtbahn.”

I made the photo above on 2 May 2015 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/160s, f/11, ISO500, 24mm focal-length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

Weihnachtsbaum, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Washingtonplatz, Berlin, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: happy holidays from Berlin

Happy holidays 2015 from Berlin, and the best wishes for 2016!

I made the photo above at the south entrance to Berlin Hauptbahnhof at Washingtonplatz on 27 November 2014 with the Canon EOS6D camera, EF 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/40s, f/4, ISO4000, and 24mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, train station, Berlin, Germany,

My Berlin: intentions and (e)motions

I’ve always loved train stations, and Berlin Hauptbahnhof (main train station) is no exception as these Instagram shots show.

When I’m in Berlin, I go out of the way to spend extra time at the train station to watch people, to observe the flow of people in and out of trains and in and out of the train station. Trains enter and leave, passengers do the same in perpendicular fashion. Individual moments of people on their way are combined with sweeping motions to provide a novel form of urban landscape that’s common to all urban train stations, but with indicators unique to the German capital city.

Deutsche Bahn, Regional Bahn, train station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin, Germany,

Above …

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, train station, Berlin, Germany,

,,, and below

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, train station, Berlin, Germany,

Circling the photographic display

S-Bahn, S-Bahn Berlin, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin, Germany,

A momentary lapse of precision

Berlin Hauptbahnhof, train station, Berlin, Germany,

Washingtonplatz | Washington Square

I made the photos above on 27 November 2014. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

Stadtpanorama, city panorama, Siegessäule, Victory Column, Berlin, Germany,

Fotoeins Friday: Berlin panorama from Hauptbahnhof to Fernsehturm

The observation deck at the top of the Victory Column (Siegessäule) in Berlin’s Tiergarten park provides a sweeping view of the German capital city. The photo above shows an east-facing view, from the Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) in the north (left), to the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) and Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) in the south (right). With leaves remaining present on the trees, the warm colours of fall are further emphasized by the late-afternoon light of the golden hour.

Built between 1865 and 1873, the Victory Column is 70 metres (230 feet) tall with a total of 285 steps to the top.

I made the image above on 30 November 2006. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

Welcome to Berlin, Berlin Hauptbahnhof, central train station, Berlin, Germany - 10 Aug 2013,

Instants in tempo: Berlin Hauptbahnhof

I love Berlin, and I love train stations.

These two preoccupations always converge at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central train station). Looming overhead is the large glass roof, like the temple of transport hanging over scurrying passengers; trains pass overhead as the shops reside below; tempting scents from baked goods and grilled bratwurst waft from neighbouring stands; calm measured station announcements and excited conversations in the air is punctuated by screeching brakes of trains entering the station.

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Christmas in July (11 of 14), Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany – 21 December 2010.

All of the night shots taken in this Christmas series were obtained without a tripod of any shape or size. Instead, my three-year old entry-level digital camera was propped and steadied against a biped – that biped would be me. The other allowance I made was using a lens with a wide open maximum aperture. While the 1.6-times crop factor on my camera has been an issue at times, I’ve simply done what others have suggested – move my feet, and walk in or out until I saw what I wanted to photograph. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using the 50mm f/1.4 lens.

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof Central Train Station
Hamburg Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof).

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof Central Train Station
Hamburg Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof).

Weihnachtsmarkt Rathausmarkt Hamburg Christmas market at City Hall (Hamburger Weihnachtsmarkt am Rathausmarkt).

I made the three photos above in Hamburg on 21 December 2010. This post was originally published on Fotoeins Fotopress (

My Cologne: “rapture and solstice”

Kölner Dom

Kölner Dom (Cathedral), from Bahnhofsvorplatz

I visited my good friend, Ömer, in Köln on this very same day, exactly one year ago in June. As I waited for him to arrive, I stood in the plaza outside the Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). I looked up, and saw that the sun was beginning to poke through the patchy cumulus cloud layer, which had cast a cool grey pall over the city by the Rhein. In minutes, the skies appeared to clear just enough above the Cathedral.

Heckuva way to mark the longest day of the year!

I made the photo on northern summer solstice, 21 June 2010. This post is published originally on Fotoeins Fotopress (

“Wir bitten Sie um Ihr Verständnis …”

Over the loudspeakers, a calm, cool, soothing voice fills the tall, wide, spacious spaces of the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station).  A woman’s voice says:

Meine Damen und Herren, auf Gleis 12, I-C-E 540 nach Köln Hauptbahnhof, planmässige Abfahrt um 2106 Uhr.  Wegen der Schnee, Glatteis, und technischen Störungen, entschuldigen wir uns für die Verspätung, und wir bitten Sie um Ihr Verständnis.

Ladies and gentlemen, on platform 12, InterCityE xpress train 540 to Cologne Central Station, with scheduled departure at 2106.  Due to weather and technical problems, we apologize for the delay, and we ask for your understanding.

Throughout most of December, snow and ice continued to be a thorn in the daily and timely operations of the primary Germany rail operator, Deutsche Bahn.   According to the Deutsche Bahn website, the ICE train from Berlin to Cologne takes a little over 5 hours in good weather-conditions.  On this Boxing Day evening, this train left Berlin about 10 minutes late, and there was a lot of snow along the way between the capital to the Rhine-river region.  I’m sure this train arrived in Cologne at least an hour late at 3am.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof Central Station

I made the photo above on 26 December 2010 with the Canon EOS450D camera and EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens. Published initially on Posterous, this post now appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

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