If you ask your self right now the question in what kind of period we are currently living, how would you name it? Normal? Strange? Crazy? Exciting? Distorted? New-Normality? I think it is difficult just to name it with one word, in the end it is all of those (more or less). Since beginning of humans we have never seen such a pandemic recorded, documented, and discussed by various of print, TV, and online media. The whole globe is affected to fight the virus, each nation in it’s own specific manner. Of cause, with the exception of some ignorant idiotic countries (or better leaders of those countries).

If there is a unique picture or symbol which would you choose? The shape of the virus looking like a naval mine? Yes, possible but I would favour as we call it here in Spain “Mascarilla”. It is a symbol significantly visible globally and it is also a symbol for the discussions about liberty. Furtheron wearing it, it shows us directly what we miss interacting with others. Essential parts of our face are covered hiding our facial expressions. That’s sad, really sad. There are even humans that use the “Mascarilla” as a fashion accessories. No, I will never see this as any kind of normality, if old or new it doesn’t matter.



All photos had been developed with Darktable and processed with GIMP.

It‘s a while since I published a post but I have still been active in taking photos. However especially during the last several weeks my motivation to review, develop and process these had been limited.

But now I took first steps to get out of this inactivity and browsed through my load of photos. Not really surprised I instantly identified a couple of pictures that grab my view because they show my current mood. Due to the pandemic panic paranoia we’ve been “arrested” now for several weeks. Doors closed, well locked and the possibility to meet friends, take a walk in the area or even stay at the nearby beaches weren’t given at all. It didn’t felt good, I haven’t seen such a massive restriction of my freedom ever.


All photos had been taken a couple of month ago in the beautiful town of Cadiz. You will find lots of old, new, well maintained and rubbish doors. These two caught my eye walking through the city and characterize the situation after so many weeks in “prison” – locked-in. The third picture was taken in a courtyard in one of the house I luckily had have the chance to see. Looking at it now it is a perspective as sitting in a hole looking up seeing the unreachable freedom of the endless sky.

Honestly when I took the photos I never had have a glimpse of a clue that they might show how I felt after so long been locked-in. The whole period being locked-in will have an influence on the mind of all of us. Nobody knows how and if we will ever come back to any kind of “normality” – what ever that means. I got a link to a blog-post (sorry it is in German) that describes the whole psychological circumstances very good.

All photos had been developed with Darktable and processed with GIMP.

Recently been on foto-tour in the beautifull village of Vejer de la Frontera I took a rest in a small street. Having a tea and some small snack I recon the oposite wall presenting quriky shadows of those passing by. The bright light, the white wall with the black handrail (indicating the walking direction) and the shadows gave a bizarre contrast and transforming the humans in grotesque creatures.



All photos had been developed with Photivo and processed with GIMP.

Recently we'd been in the Jerez-Zoo one of the oldest in Spain. In the beginning the area was a freshwater depot build 1889 for the city. Step-by-step various plants had been planted in this area. Out of this a botanical garden developed (Jardines de tempul), since 1953 also including the zoo which is now called "Zoobotanico Jerez". Roughly 200 species with more than 1000 individual animals are visible.

Beeing in a zoo it is always difficult for me as quite often animals are kept in too small areas far away from their original habitat e.g. eagles in small cages not able to circle in the sky. Is it worth to keep them there us running around these "showcases"? Of cause I see also the educational aspect of it and it is a good place to take photos I am normaly not able to take.



All these photos are taken as JPG and processed with GIMP.

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