Roland's Picture Blog 2009

A weekend in Berlin Private part

This weekend the "Festival of Lights" was still ongoing. Quite some buildings were illuminated at night including "Brandenburg Gate" and the TV tower. Also this weekend the "New Museum" reopened showing off the iconic bust of Nefertiti.

Reichstag Building Brandenburg Gate at night in blue light Berlin Wall Fountain in front of the Chancellor's Office Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) Fernsehturm Berlin Festival of lights at Berlin Cathedral Iconic bust of Nefertiti Berlin Gold Hat Egyptian hippopotamus sculpture

Bad Homburger Laternenfest 2009

The Laternenfest happened at the same weekend as the Frankfurt Museumsuferfest.

Carrousel on Bad Homburg Kurhaus plaza Carrousel on Bad Homburg Kurhaus plaza Kurhaus plaza during Laternenfest 2009 Fireworks at end of Laternenfest 2009 in Bad Homburg

Frankfurter Museumsuferfest 2009

A walk over the Museumsuferfest with it's dragon boat race.

 MyZeil view from the ground floor Main riverbank and the Commerzbank tower, once the highest office building in Europe Holbeinsteg during Museumsuferfest 2009 Lifeguards at work or having fun Main focus of the Museumuferfest 2009 was China Dragon boat race at Museumsuferfest 2009 in Frankfurt Dragon boat race at Museumsuferfest 2009 in Frankfurt

The 6th. Bad Homburger Luftschiffparade and the 1st Deutsches Luftritterturnier

In the evening of the 15th. of August the Zeppelin pilots battled for the title of the best German Air Knight.

Holidays 2009 in South England (Juli 2009) private pictures

This years vacation we did a car tour through South England followed by a few days in London. After arrival in London Heathrow we started by visiting Oxford. Then we continued to our Bed and Breakfast in Mitchel Troy near Monmouth, witch is actually in Wales. Next day when we crossed the severn at the Second Severn Crossing we actually saw a sign "Welcome to England". First stop was Bath. Then we continued to Bristol before returnin to Monmouth for sleeping. The next day we visited Longleat Safari Park & House before continuing to Plymouth. On our Plymouth day we visited the Aquarium and Mount Edgcumbe. The next day we were heading west through Looe, Polperro, Fowey to Falmouth. The next day was our garden day visiting the Trelissick, Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens. The day after that we visited Englands southernmost point and walked from the Lizard point to Kynance Cove and back. On our way to Okehampton we visited the Eden Project and Tintagel Castle. The next day was a little less rainy and we went to the Lydford Gorge and Exeter. The next day we alread had to leave Collaven Manor and were heading to London with a stop at Stonehenge. In London we visited the Tower, Change of Guards at Buckingham palace, London Eye, Harrods, took a second flight in the evening at the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, National Maritime Museum and Grenwich, British Museum and a ship cruise before the holiday ended and we had to go back.

Klassenfest 7f Humboldtschule Bad Homburg (Juni 2009)

Am Donnerstag, den 25. Juni 2009 feierte die Klasse 7f des Humboldtgymnasiums Bad Homburg ( Klassenfest auf dem Hof Köppelwiese ( in Wehrheim. Neben dem Labyrinth gab es jede Menge Spiel und Spaß und das Grillen durfte natürlich auch nicht fehlen Die meisten Bilder zeigen Personen und sind nur Passwort geschützt abrufbar (Klasse only). Das gleiche gilt für das kurze Video (

Frankfurt & Deutsches Turnfest June 2009

This series of pictures start with some blooming Lupins near the little town of Neu-Anspach. The week after we made a short trip to Frankfurt. Frankfurt was hosting this week the "Deutsches Turnfest" which was ending this friday. This festival for all german gymnast has a long tradition, the first was held 1860. First we went up the Main-Tower. From the public viewing platform you have an terrific view over the city center. Then we went to the festival mile along the Main river. There were several stages with concerts from numerous bands. For example Philipp Poisel was there. The day ended with with a spectacular water, fire, laser and fireworks show at midnight.

OMA Meeting Helsinki April 2009

During the week of the 20-24 of April the Open Mobile Alliance had a meeting in Helsinki, Finland. Most people probably are not interested on the topics I followed during the conference, like WAP push over SIP (Session Initiation Protocol), MobAd (Mobile Advertizing) or CPM (Converged IP messaging). In the evening there was time to take quite a number of pictures in Helsinki, because the sunset is already quite late compared to Germany and the weather was somewhat cold but sunny. Interesting was also walking and running from island to island on Thursday evening. Thanks to Nokias Sportstracker software for their GPS enabled phones the trace is available on the web.

Easter weekend April 2009

The easter weekend had really gorgeous weather. The feeling was like summer with the warm weather. We made a trip to the Palmengarten (Deutsch) in Frankfurt (Deutsch) in order to see all the blooming flowers. But the flowers in the garden and at the Saalburg (Deutsch) were blooming as well. Last but not least we encountered some easter bunnies.

Lenzburg March 2009

Pictures taken during a short visit to 724 Solutions European headquarters in March 2009. If you never heard of the city of Lenzburg, don't worry Wikipedia (English, Deutsch) knows the details. Lenzburg has a nice castle overlooking the city (English, Deutsch)

Bern February 2009

Pictures taken in the Swiss capital Bern February 2009. More information is available from Wikipedia (English, Deutsch)

Neu-Anspacher Winter 2009

Pictures taken around Neu-Anspach during January and February 2009.

Pictures 2008 and older

Pictures taken during 2008 or older

North Bridge, Waverley Railway Station and Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh Castle Great Hall

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