Blog // Europe 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Europe through a plastic lens

Now that I’ve had a chance to go through all the film from my trip to Germany and Austria, I wanted to share my favorite photos I took with my Holga earlier this summer. Using the Holga for the first time was a great challenge to someone like me who hasn’t shot film since high school. It was a lot of fun to challenge myself to make pictures in a foreign environment with a camera that was foreign to me.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Salzburg, Austria

Here are a few frames I took with my Holga last month in Salzburg, Austria. The multiple exposure below was an attempt to show a few sights in the city including Mozart’s tourist presence and the horse-drawn carriages.

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Salzburg, Austria

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Berchtesgaden, Germany

Here are a few frames from my trip to Berchtesgaden, Germany last month. Berchtesgaden, located in Southern Bavaria, is known infamously as the home of the Nazi party elite during World War II. While there, I visited the Eagle’s Nest, which is known in German as the Kehlsteinhaus. The party gave Adolf Hitler the mountain-top house as a present for his 50th birthday. After the war, it was spared from demolition and it is now a museum and restaurant. I recommend the Wiener schnitzel and beer if you ever go.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Eagle’s Nest (Berchtesgaden, Germany)

Visitors hike up a walking path to a viewing platform on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Kehlsteinhaus near Berchtesgaden, Germany. The house, known in English as the Eagle's Nest, was given to Adolf Hitler by the Nazi Party as a present for his 50th birthday.

Visitors hike up a walking path to a viewing platform on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Kehlsteinhaus near Berchtesgaden, Germany. The house, known in English as the Eagle's Nest, was given to Adolf Hitler by the Nazi Party as a present for his 50th birthday.

Tourists navigate their way down a walking path on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest) near Berchtesgaden, Germany. The site includes a walking path, allowing visitors to hike further South of the house to benches overlooking the nearby Koenigsee.

Tourists navigate their way down a walking path on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest) near Berchtesgaden, Germany. The site includes a walking path, allowing visitors to hike further South of the house to benches overlooking the nearby Koenigsee.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW)

I’m usually not a huge fan of museums. That was until today. We visited the BMW Museum, which was especially interesting because of the priceless collection it houses and also because of the architecture of the museum itself. It was one of the coolest buildings I’ve been in. Normally I stray away from museum shots, but I made a few pictures at the BMW Museum playing off of their interesting lighting setups:

A 1956 BMW 507 attracts a few admirers on Monday, May 24, 2010, in the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany.

A 1956 BMW 507 attracts a few admirers on Monday, May 24, 2010, in the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany.

Visitors make their way past a 1936 BMW 328 on Monday, May 24, 2010, in the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany.

Visitors make their way past a 1936 BMW 328 on Monday, May 24, 2010, in the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

The streets of Munich

A fire breather performs outside the Augustiner Beer Hall on Monday, May 24, 2010, in Munich, Germany.

A fire breather performs outside the Augustiner Beer Hall on Monday, May 24, 2010, in Munich, Germany.

Violinist Igor Stravansky, of the group Konnexion Balkon, performs for pedestrians outside a clothing store on Monday, May 24, 2010, in Munich, Germany.

Violinist Igor Stravansky, of the group Konnexion Balkon, performs for pedestrians outside a clothing store on Monday, May 24, 2010, in Munich, Germany.

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