Like a spaceship ready for takeoff the Yas Viceroy Hotel by Asymtote Architecture is situated right in the center of Yas Island and part of Abu Dhabi’s F1 Yas Marina Circuit. It is nothing but spectacular enjoying a day by the pool watching the drivers fighting for race victories.
The Only One [Venice, Italy]
Separated from the island of Giudecca by the Canale della Grazia and situated on the island of San Giorgio, San Giorgio Maggiore’s beautiful white facade faces across the basin of San Marco to the famous piazza and the Palazzo Ducale. To get this shot required me getting up pretty early to avoid having all these water buses (Vaporetti) right in the middle of the frame. It’s an awesome feeling being the only one during sunrise at a tourist hotspot like this.
Linzer Torte [Vienna, Austria]
150 g butter, 250 g flour (700), 150 g powdered sugar, 100 g roasted hazelnuts, 1 egg, Spices (vanilla, lemon, cinnamon, powdered cloves), 10 g baking powder, 300 g red currant jam
Panda’s Paradise [Kyoto, Japan]
Arashiyama’s famous bamboo groves illuminated by the sun during springtime. That’s what pandas are dreaming of.
Azuki’s Son [Osaka, Japan]
The area around Osaka Castle is one of the best places to have a short break during cherry blossom season.
Edo [Tokyo, Japan]
Overlooking the city lights I promised myself to return to this former fishing village some day…
Red Swan [Kyoto, Japan]
Walking on this torii path at the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine feels like travelling back in time.
Fourtytwo [Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy]
Val d’Orcia in all it’s beauty captured at the end of June.
The Eye Of The Phoenix [Venice, Italy]
Il Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia is probably the most famous opera house in Italy. Built in 1774 the theater was destroyed by fire not less than 3 times. Reminding me of an eye, the ceiling fresco inspired me in choosing the title.
Geometric Solitude [Abu Dhabi, UAE]
This majestic sacral building, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (مسجد الشيخ زايد), is located in Abu Dhabi as the largest mosque of the United Arab Emirates. The mosque is especially known für it’s pure white and gold colors and the reflective pools surrounding the building.
Sparkling Marina [Dubai, UAE]
Dubai Marina with it’s countless skyscrapers was one of my first skyline shots. To capture this scene I had to enter an area restricted to yacht owners. Thankfully the security guard was patient enough, so I had the time to take some exposures.
Grandpas Opera [Muscat, Oman]
The Royal Opera House located in Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat (Oman) is one of the few opera houses in the Middle East. This shot is dedicated to my grandpa, who left us forever while I was processing this scene. So I hope you like it, wherever you are now! R.I.P.
Tickled Grass [Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy]
Val d’Orcia tickled by the sun, right before a beautiful day ends.
The Glowing Coin [Abu Dhabi, UAE]
Completed in 2010 the Aldar Headquarter located @ Al Raha Beach is part of the Abu Dhabi skyline. At sunset it feels like looking into a tiny world, hidden behind this circular convex shaped facade.
Close To God [Tuscany, Italy]
Known as one of the most impressive gothic sacral buildings fallen into ruin, „Abbazia San Galgano“ is definitely worth a visit. Located close to Siena in Tuscany (Italy) this roofless cathedral offers a unique journey into the 12th century.
Cypress Alley [Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy]
Publishing my first image on my website this one seems to be the right choice to me. The scenery is part of „Val d’Orcia“, one of the most impressive regions in Tuscany, Italy.