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  • the crying tree.

  •     “If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace   If you run an internet search on Vietnam, most reads, films and other documents could conve[...]
  • 36 streets.

  •     If you wanna get to know a country you gotta go where people live, trade and eat. In the old quarter of the 36 streets you may get an idea how life must have been before Vietnam was opened to the international market.  In the 13th century 36 guilds were settled here. This can be read from the st[...]
  • good morning hanoi.

  •     Waking up in Hanoi for me meant mainly....rushing up, quick morning toilet and a breakfast before heading to discover new places. But even for breakfast i got a spectacular view. I shot this at the breakfast terrace of the Moonview Hotel. No moon in sight....but the sun fighting against the m[...]
  • fate on the hook.

  •     “Your destiny is shaped according to the combination of conditions pre-determined at birth and other factors that you are able to change through your own efforts.” (From the book: The Essence of Buddha | p.140)  
  • cười.

  •     a smile is a smile is a smile. When i ask people on the street to get a portrait, they often shake their head....or they ask me a million questions...like why i do want it....what for i do want it...etc. They often get scared by the big cam i am carrying. In Vietnam it was rather a subject of[...]
  • zen.

  •   “Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open, for wounding, but also for pleasure. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability: it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your boot[...]
  • honey bucket.

  •     I'm not quite sure if i should add a story with it. I could tell a story about public toilets in Vietnam. Or about sharing one tiny bathroom with 300 other people in a constantly bucking night train. But these experiences wouldn't fit to this picture nor it would be something i would like to [...]
  • Bác Hồ.

  •     These guys are guarding the undoubtedly most important person of Vietnam. If he wants it or not...because actually he wanted to be cremated and buried in north-, central- and south vietnam. But obviously it's easier to do honor to an embalmed body in a huge tomb. "Bác Hồ" means "Uncle Ho". Thi[...]
  • Đạo

  •     Vietnam always seems to be very busy. I got up quite early every morning during my travels. I never slept longer than 6am. But i always seem to be late. I couldn´t remember the motorbikes ever stopped hooting, the kitchens were always steaming and everyone had to sell something....anytime. Han[...]

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  • good morning hanoi.

  •     Waking up in Hanoi for me meant mainly....rushing up, quick morning toilet and a breakfast before heading to discover new places. But even for breakfast i got a spectacular view. I shot this at the breakfast terrace of the Moonview Hotel. No moon in sight....but the sun fighting against the m[...]
  • fate on the hook.

  •     “Your destiny is shaped according to the combination of conditions pre-determined at birth and other factors that you are able to change through your own efforts.” (From the book: The Essence of Buddha | p.140)  
  • cười.

  •     a smile is a smile is a smile. When i ask people on the street to get a portrait, they often shake their head....or they ask me a million questions...like why i do want it....what for i do want it...etc. They often get scared by the big cam i am carrying. In Vietnam it was rather a subject of[...]
  • zen.

  •   “Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open, for wounding, but also for pleasure. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability: it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your boot[...]
  • honey bucket.

  •     I'm not quite sure if i should add a story with it. I could tell a story about public toilets in Vietnam. Or about sharing one tiny bathroom with 300 other people in a constantly bucking night train. But these experiences wouldn't fit to this picture nor it would be something i would like to [...]
  • Bác Hồ.

  •     These guys are guarding the undoubtedly most important person of Vietnam. If he wants it or not...because actually he wanted to be cremated and buried in north-, central- and south vietnam. But obviously it's easier to do honor to an embalmed body in a huge tomb. "Bác Hồ" means "Uncle Ho". Thi[...]
  • Đạo

  •     Vietnam always seems to be very busy. I got up quite early every morning during my travels. I never slept longer than 6am. But i always seem to be late. I couldn´t remember the motorbikes ever stopped hooting, the kitchens were always steaming and everyone had to sell something....anytime. Han[...]
  • cà phê

  •   "[Coffee leads men] to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their Money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking, nauseous Puddle-water." The Women's Petition Against Coffee (1674)    Asian countries are known for drinking tea....I'm more likely a coffee fan....and [...]
  • Hung 'the heroic'

  • "the heroic". I think this rickshaw driver deserves his name. We just started a little tour through the old quarter of Hanoi when it started to pour down...I mean...in one moment you get grilled by the sun and all of a sudden the sky opens its gates. As quick as the weather changed my driver found his "rain cape" [...]
  • motorbikes

  •   After a 11h flight to HCMC, some waiting for my visa....and then trying to catch another 2 hours flight to Hanoi where my journey at least started. The first impression i got was the feeling to be surrounded by millions of motorbikes that all drive like nuts without any kind of system. There are about 92 mi[...]
  • Stark Magazine

  • I got published in the latest 2 issues (no. 8 and 9) of the Stark Magazine. You could get a digital or printed version here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/491016    
  • cool :-)

  • I got featured in one of the eldest and most popular magazines in my area. Many thanks to Regina, Vicky and Peter, the team of the amigos magazine!! :-) you´ve  made a  girl very happy :-)