Cirque du Soleil “Amaluna” – a beautiful evening

At 12.05.2016 we visited the show “Amaluna” from Cirque du Soleil and we both loved it .

Who wants to read about the history behind Amaluna look here = > Amaluna

The show this time is a little different than all the previous shows that we have seen. The music is much rockier than you would expect

The band consists of only women – three on the guitar and one on the drums … and played very good.

The acrobatic part of the show was, as you would expect from Cirque du Soleil, also very good.

All in all, a very spectacular show and I would recommend it to everybody.

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

We have been in the U.A.E. for about 1 week. We stayed in Sharjah and Dubai and made trips to Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and to the dessert.

Sharjah is one of the seven Emirates of the U.A.E. (like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah, etc.).
In these Emirates is the “depth” of the islamic culture different. For example, in Sharjah is no alcohol – you can’t buy it anywhere. In Dubai and Abu Dhabi you can get it.

The Sheikh Zayed Mosque in AbuDhabi is one of the beautifulest mosques I’ve seen – a must see, when you are in that region!

The Burj al Arab in Dubai is great, but I didn’t really liked it ….

The Burj Khalifa is absolutly great – the view from the platform at 453 meters is wow … Dubai at night from there … must see.

Enjoy the pictures of this trip.

Colliery Zollern (1)

After a week fighting with a flu, today I had to go out .. I needed some fresh air and exercise.

So we went to Dortmund to “Zeche Zollern”, wich is a very nice coal mine.

Here some information about this mine from wikipedia (Wikipedia):

The Zeche Zollern II/IV (translated: Zollern II/IV Colliery) is located in the northwestern suburb of Bövinghausen of DortmundGermany. The Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-AG projected Zollern in 1898 as a model colliery.

You really should visit this mine – it’s very nice and cosy.

Urban Exploration (1)

One my favorite photography stiles is Urban Exploration.

This means, that I take pictures of abandoned ruins of industrial or private buildings.

Here is an short description (thanks to wikipedia : Link):

Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is the exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment. Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespassing onto private property, this is not always the case.[1] Urban exploration is also commonly referred to as infiltration, although some people consider infiltration to be more closely associated with the exploration of active or inhabited sites