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Near Most SNP, Rázusovo nábrežie, Dopravný podnik Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovaka,

Fotoeins Friday: Red wave (Bratislava)

This post is the second of four on Bratislava for the month of October.

Like all cities around the world, the streets have to contend with the daily (afternoon) rush of commuters in their cars and on public transport. The eye immediately picks up the brilliant red used by Dopravný podnik Bratislava (DPB) for their trams. The weather was pleasant and I decided to walk throughout the entire nine hours of my day-long visit to the Slovakian capital city.

I made the photo on 17 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and the following settings: 1/250-sec, f/11, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

My Innsbruck: Zaha Hadid’s legacy with the Hungerburgbahn

As much as the Austrian federal state of Tirol is about mountains, spending time in the capital city of Innsbruck is also about reaching those very heights. To that end, Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid left her mark in Innsbruck with her redesigned Bergisel Ski Jump which opened in 2002, and her “Shell and Shadow” design of the Hungerbergbahn stations which opened in 2007.

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Hafelekar, Nordkette, Nordkette cable car, Nordkettenbahn, Hungerburg funicular, Hungerburgbahn, Innsbruck, Tirol, Tyrol, Oesterreich, Austria,

Tirol Tour: short jumps from Innsbruck

As one of nine states within the federal republic of Austria, Tirol is well known not only for all-season access to the Alps, but also for a variety of other attractions. With the state capital city of Innsbruck serving as home base, I explored the city on foot, and the following parts of the state with train and bus:

  1. Alpbach,
  2. Brenner,
  3. Hall in Tirol,
  4. Nordkette,
  5. Scharnitz,
  6. Stubaital, and
  7. Wilder Kaiser (Going, Ellmau, Scheffau).

For each location, I list the “why” (you should visit) and the “how” (you can get there from Innsbruck). I had specific goals, including a search for a Nobel Prize laureate, visit with friends, and expansion of a long-term photography project.

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Strassenbahn, Linie D, Wiener Linien, Wien, Vienna, Oesterreich, Austria,

Fotoeins Friday: the D in Vienna Nussdorf

A city is and should be more than the sum of its most visited spots.

I’ve just disembarked the D streetcar in Vienna’s northern neighbourhood of Nussdorf. I’m here to see a piece of urban architecture which is a part of Otto Wagner’s legacy for the city. Even mid-morning on Saturday is light on traffic with few pedestrians around, but near proximity along the Danube means there are a lot of bicyclists on the roads today. Not only is the ubiquitous red streetcar a moving highlight for Vienna, the vehicle is a moving medium transporting resident and visitor through all phases of Vienna history.

I made the picture above on 19 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime and settings: 1/500-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

Bahnhof Landstrasse, U-Bahn, Wien, Wiener Linien, Vienna, Austria,

Fotoeins Friday: Aktuelles Wetter (current weather)

A cool evening draws to a close in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. I’m waiting to board a train with the city’s U-Bahn and return to my accommodations. When a wonderfully interesting superposition of pictorial elements comes together, it would be a shame not to get a frame. I might be tired, but I’m not dead; I remind myself it’s worthwhile to pay attention.

I made the picture above at U4 station Landstrasse on 15 May 2018 with a Fujifilm X70 fixed-lens prime with the following settings: 1/125-sec, f/4, ISO4000, and 18.5mm focal length (28mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as

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