Archive for the ‘city’ Tag

DC Sartorial Style   2 comments

Washington, DC is a place where tie clips are still a thing, where bow ties are still worn in seriousness, and where men still wear fedoras.

Men wearing fedoras

Captured on DC Metro with iPhone.

Posted June 3, 2019 by Lutz Braum in DC, People

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Scooters rule   Leave a comment

Certainly in Bangalore, where traffic is famously congested.

iPhone, Hipstamatic

Posted February 14, 2019 by Lutz Braum in People, Travel

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Traffic in Bangalore   Leave a comment

Seems chaotic but is actually quite beautiful — everything flows like water. I just wish the photos could convey the ceaseless honking.

At the starting line:

And they’re off:

My ride:

Posted February 10, 2019 by Lutz Braum in Travel

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Tough week at the office   2 comments

Commuters on their way home on a Friday evening, captured on DC Metro.

iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Tailors of India   1 comment

It’s not hard to find someone to mend a shirt or sew a button on in India –  I loved all the craftsmen plying their trade in the open.

Posted July 22, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Asia, People

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Traffic in India   2 comments

Traffic in India was amazing – despite the lack of adherence to rules, it flowed like water. If you want to make a U-turn, you just pull into oncoming traffic, which slows down without any discernible annoyance. If you want to cross the street, you simply step out and traffic will veer around you (scary, but it works!).

Posted July 16, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Asia, People, Travel

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Barbers of India   Leave a comment

I loved all the small craftsmen who operated out of closet-sized stalls:

Taxi ride in Delhi   6 comments

More street scenes from India, this time captured from my taxi in Delhi:

 

Shot with iPhone, edited with Snapseed

Posted July 5, 2018 by Lutz Braum in Asia, People, Travel

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Subway Music   Leave a comment

Captured in New York subway, Times Square station:


iPhone, edits with Snapseed

“Your wate and your fate”   Leave a comment

Found this fortune-telling machine (and scale) in Selma, NC:

 

 

Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm
ISO 125
f/7.1
1/320

Posted May 13, 2017 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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New York Fire Escape   1 comment

Squint a little and see how the shadows turn into stairs (or maybe you see something entirely different?).  I enjoyed the angles and the play of light and shadows on a recent walk through New York.

Old New York   2 comments

Near Wall Street in lower Manhattan, a few buildings remind us of how it looked in the early days before skyscrapers took over the island. The second  be looks like a precursor of the Flatiron Building to me. 

lower Manhattan view

 

Fake flatiron

 

Canon Powershot G12

Posted November 19, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, New York

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Paris couples   Leave a comment

Paris is great for all kinds of couples. Here are just a few examples.

The kissing couple:

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The ‘I’d rather spend my time with my cellphone’ couple:

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The fashionable tourist couple (with matching hats):

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All kinds of couples, basically:

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Posted September 3, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Europe, People

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Paris cafe culture   1 comment

Spotted these wonderful characters in various cafes in Paris:

 

Canon Powershot G12

Posted August 31, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Europe, People, Uncategorized

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Crooked Paris   2 comments

So many streets in Paris feature buildings that seem to lean against each other, each one at a different angle.

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Posted August 28, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, Europe

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Paris Icons   5 comments

Yes, just about everyone knows these and they’ve been photographed from all possible angles – but when you’re in Paris it’s hard NOT to take pictures of some of the icons that make this city so lovely and unique:

Posted August 17, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Black&White, Europe, Travel

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Paris Passages   4 comments

On a recent trip to Paris, I strolled through several of the beautiful covered shopping arcades that were built in the early 1800’s. Click on any picture to see them in slide show format.

I was inspired by this lovely post on a blog I follow, which has great insider tips about Paris. Thanks Theodora!

 

Posted August 13, 2016 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, Europe, Travel

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Chicago Skyline   1 comment

Shot during a visit to Chicago a while back:

Chicago Millenium Park

Canon 7D, EF 12-22mm
ISO 100
f/5.6
1/100 sec

 

Scenes from Livingston, MT   3 comments

This scenic little town is in southern Montana, close to the North entrance of Yellowstone Park.

Posted October 14, 2015 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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Double Takes of Manhattan   3 comments

Played around with double exposures during a recent trip to New York (click on any picture to see them in slideshow mode):

iphone, Hipstamatic

It’s been a long day   1 comment

Captured on NY subway.

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iphone, Hipstamatic

Debating the Hulk   1 comment

Caught in Times Square, New York.

tourists chatting with a Hulk character

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 640
f/4.5
1/8 sec

The Beer Bar   Leave a comment

Shot near Grand Central Terminal in New York. Commuters enjoying a drink before getting on their train home.

The Beer Bar

 

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 1000
f/3.5
1/20 sec

DC Impressions   Leave a comment

A quick business trip to Washington DC provided only a few occasions for snapshots while walking past the Capitol:

 

 

Capitol Blurred

 

Capitol Tourists

 

iphone, Hipstamatic

Spring Reflection in New York   4 comments

Finally a sunny day – and green buildings add to the feeling that Spring has finally arrived:

Spring Reflection in NY

 

Canon Powershot G12
HDR, ColorEfexPro

Posted April 6, 2014 by Lutz Braum in Architecture, US

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The Tiny Streets of Bruges   7 comments

Bruges is full of small streets, unexpected views, and gorgeous canal scenes. It’s definitely my favorite small city in Europe. Plus, the chocolate and fries are to die for.

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Sleeping in Paris   6 comments

I caught these folks napping in the same park in Paris – I guess the afternoon sunshine made everyone a bit sleepy. Wish it were that warm here, now…

Sleepy man

Sleepy tourists

Paris Nightlife   1 comment

I am always enchanted by the many cafes in Paris, especially the neon signs at night. I’m going through my past photos, as the winter storm has kept me from taking new pictures.

Paris Bistro

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 400
f/4.5
1.3 sec

Ghostly Cemetery   Leave a comment

A long exposure in the cemetery Pere Lachaise in Paris produced a nice effect that was well-suited for this melancholy place.

Pere Lachaise

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 200
f/8
1 sec

Virginia City, Montana   11 comments

My son and I visited this old mining town recently. Founded in 1863, it was the capital of the Territory of Montana for 10 years. During that time, miners extracted over $90M ($40B in today’s dollars) of gold in the area, and the city housed about 10,000 people. Now its population is down to 132.

Saturday Night Fever   1 comment

Caught a few couples showing off their moves at the local Fred Astaire Dance Studio.

Dancers in Dance Studio

iphone
ISO 125
f/2.4
1/20 sec

Posted August 25, 2013 by Lutz Braum in People

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Reflections of Flanders   2 comments

Shot these in Amsterdam and Bruges.

Reflection

 

Reflection

Reflection

Bruges at Night   5 comments

Bruges is even more scenic at night (especially after a rain shower, as all the tourists have retreated to their hotels):

Amsterdam in Black and White   3 comments

Even in black and white, the city of Amsterdam is beautiful. Especially at night. Click on any one picture to see them in slideshow format.

Dutch Street Photography   1 comment

Or, given that canals are just as good a means of transportation as streets in other cities, maybe I should call this post ‘canal photography.’ It was a warm and sunny day, so life spilled onto the sidewalk, stairways, and boats. Click any image to see them in slideshow format:

Dutch Graffiti   2 comments

Amsterdam had some cool graffiti, these are just a few examples. Click on any picture to see them in slideshow format.

Where in the World is Professor Calculus?   7 comments

Anyone willing to take a guess?

Professor Calculus

Canon 7D, 24-70mm lens
ISO 100
f/5
1/250 sec

Posted June 30, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Travel

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Newlyweds in Grand Central Terminal   2 comments

This couple chose the busiest place in New York to have their wedding photos taken. Romantic, yet very frustrating for the photographer who wanted no people in the background!

Newlyweds in Grand Central Terminal

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Who Needs Strollers?   3 comments

I didn’t see any strollers in Amsterdam: Kids either walked with their parents or they were ferried around on bikes. And helmets? Didn’t see any of those, either. And pets of course got the same treatment. 🙂

Click on any image to see images in slide show format.

The World’s Capital of Cycling   1 comment

Amsterdam offered a great opportunity to practice panning, while enjoying the variety of bicycle riders. I’m not sure how romantic all this seems when it rains, but in the summer it is enchanting to see how everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) rides their bike. And no one bothers with helmets – how wonderfully nonchalant!

Click on any image to see them in slide show format.

My New Favorite Bakery   3 comments

This little bakery is called Hinkel and is in the ‘Altstadt’ (old town) of Düsseldorf, Germany, where I recently bought some delicious sweets. I wish I had enough room in my luggage to bring back some of that tasty bread. Here’s my last post on bakeries.

 

Hinkel Bakery

Hinkel Bread Assortment

German Bread

Canon 7D
Google Location

 

Posted June 23, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Europe, Travel

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Postcard from Bruges   2 comments

After a day of overcast skies, the sun finally managed to get through in the late afternoon, for a beautiful view of one of the many canals in this beautiful city.

Bruges Canal in Sunlight

Canon 7D
ISO 100
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Google Maps Location

Vintage London   4 comments

Discovered some cool pictures my dad took when he was in London in the 1950s, so I had them scanned, then cleaned them up a little with Aperture, and thought I’d share them:

Trafalgar Square

 

 

 

Downtown London

 

 

 

Big Ben

 

Posted June 1, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Europe, Travel

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New York Vertigo   4 comments

You don’t have to stand on top of a building to feel dizzy in New York  — just looking at the angular and glass-clad office towers along 6th Avenue is enough:

6th Avenue Office Towers in New York

Canon Powershot G12
ISO 200
f/5.6
1/320 sec

DC Impressions   Leave a comment

Covered a lot of territory in DC over the weekend, here are some miscellaneous impressions:

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San Francisco – not the usual tourist snapshots   3 comments

I was on just a quick visit to San Francisco last week, but it was still worthy of a few pictures. The first 3 are at the Wells Fargo Museum:

Wells Fargo Stage Coach

Old Adding Machine

Bank adding machine

A promotion on Union Square, with lots of pretty girls handing out balloons. Caught them during their photo shoot:

Pretty Girls on Union Square

Old-fashioned barber shop on Valencia Street:

Old Fashioned Barber Shop

All shot with iPhone, Hipstamatic app

Neon Signs of Bozeman, MT   1 comment

Shot these during a quick one-day visit to Bozeman yesterday and today:

Montana Grill Sign

The Ellen Theater

Sporting Good Sign

Lewis and Clark Motel Sign

This is obviously not a neon sign, but it was such a clear beautiful day that I HAD to include a picture of the panoramic view.

Bozeman Panorama

Canon PowerShot G12

Posted February 19, 2013 by Lutz Braum in Travel, US

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Atlas Didn’t Shrug   Leave a comment

…otherwise he would have dropped his universe right on top of me (I know, bad pun. And I haven’t even read the book).  This is a sculpture in front of Rockefeller Center in New York City.

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Canon EOS 7D, 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
ISO 400
f/4.5
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Cold is Here   6 comments

Early morning weather in CT today. ‘Stick season,’ as the locals call it, is here. Still, there’s beauty in it, especially in early morning and evening light. Reminds me of the moody paintings of the romantic German painter Caspar David Friedrich, one of my favorites.

Sunrise over meadow in CT

Canon EOS 7D, 50mm f/1.4
ISO 200
f/22
1/800 sec

Here are two paintings of Caspar David Friedrich:

Caspar David Friedrich: Oakwood Abbey

Caspar David Friedrich: The lonely tree

Posted November 23, 2012 by Lutz Braum in Landscapes, Travel, US

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Gotham City Skyline   24 comments

Taken from the roof terrace of my building on 52nd Street and 10th Avenue.

Canon PowerShot G12
ISO 200
f/7.1
6pm

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