No Fairytale in Mumbai

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/210 sec, ISO200) Last time in Mumbai this was the view from my hotel room: A slum. Not the first time but this one was different. Mumbai is one of the biggest cities in the world with a population of more...

Yakitori Time

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2, 1/60 sec, ISO1250) In May I spent a week in Japan. Of course I ate only Sushi and Ramen but at the end of my trip I had to eat something else. Yakitori Time! Yakitori, the ultimate fast food. Japanese skewered...

Do It!

In good light even the ordinary looks special. Like this street scene on a sunny evening in Seoul, Korea. Of course I had to take pictures. People passing by on their way back home. The sun lit yellow brick building with the orange advertising...

Purple Pain

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (35mm, f/4.5, 1/1400 sec, ISO200) When I finally reached the “right” palace in Seoul the light was perfect but the doors closed. Not the only bad surprise that evening. But I was lucky. The place in front of the palace was full of...

Stranger Things

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/2.8, 1/1250 sec, ISO200) When you are in a strange place even the ordinary is exotic. Like a phone booth. But today a phone booth is anything but ordinary. Those are images from my short stay in Seoul. I have been there...

The Wrong Palace

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/340 sec, ISO200) An early evening in Seoul, Korea. I left my hotel to visit a palace but ended up in a different one. It was still great! What happened? I admit that I should have studied the map more carefully....

Cambodia Revisited

One of the nice things about revisiting a location you have particularly enjoyed in the past is that you tend to look forward to a great many activities and places without worrying about the tedium of doing it all over again. But sometimes inevitable change,...

Senso-ji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO320) There are places you have to visit. They come on top of every travel guide. So don’t be surprised if you are not the only one. On my second business trip to Japan I extended my stay for...

Better than the Taj Mahal!

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/750 sec, ISO200) If you travel a lot you have the chance to see great places. Most of them are well known but sometimes you find something special. Everybody knows the Taj Mahal. It’s iconic. Even if you never had the...

Seoul – Osaka – Tokyo

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/160 sec, ISO200) What a trip! Korea and Japan. Here is a first look. Three images from Seoul, three from Osaka and three pictures taken in Tokyo. Last year I visited Japan for the very first time. I had less than a...