The Ruins of Rangsdorf Airfield

Rangsdorf is a little town in the district of Teltow-Fläming, an idyllic setting in the Brandenburg countryside in Germany.  It has an abandoned airfield. In 1944 an event occurred that would ensure the airfield Rangsdorf went down in history, as part of Operation Valkyrie .  On July 20th, Claus von Stauffenberg and Werner von Haeften took off…

Berchtesgaden Königssee & Obersee

In a valley between the Jenner, Hagen, and Watzmann Mountains, Königssee is Bavaria’s deepest lake at about 630 feet deep.  The purity of the water is partly because gas motors have been banned at the lake since 1909. You are allowed to go swimming.  If you plan to visit Berchtesgaden make sure you have some time….

Berchtesgaden – The Jenner

I am trying to find the right words to describe Berchtesgaden, but I can`t.  Epic is just not enough to describe this place. Berchtesgaden is famous for many things but especially for the Obersalzberg, a mountain retreat area above the town of Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps. It used to be the alpine retreat of Adolf Hitler. The scenery is…

Smartphone Macros

To take macro photographs with your smartphone, you’ll either have to buy a lens attachment or try a do-it-yourself method. A smartphone macro lens  actually is a small lens that one way or another attaches to your smartphone and is placed over the rear camera lens. Thus enhancing the optical performance. One thing you will notice…