Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Day 95 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Day three of my photo trip to Berlin.

Today I visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

After the news about increased crimes in connection with anti-Semitism in Germany is growing, it was a particular concern of mine to present this Memorial in a unique photo to draw attention to the terrible events in Germany’s past.

Although most protagonists from that time have already died, the past teaches us that History repeats itself, again and again.

That is why it is essential to remember them and to take countermeasures early on.

Because one thing is unforgivable: Making the same mistakes twice!

Underground Station Milbertshofen

Day 72 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I visited the underground station Milbertshofen.

The platform, which is covered with light-coloured panels, is illuminated from large reflectors mounted on the ceiling as a canopy. The fluorescent tubes are alternately tilted outwards and inwards.

The hexagonal columns were covered with reddish shining granite. The turquoise primed rear track walls are fitted with horizontally running support elements, which are covered with mosaic glass tiles.

This arrangement is only interrupted in the middle, as there are significant support elements with red and blue mosaic tiles.

Also here I use a shallow camera angle and a 14-24mm lens to avoid falling lines.

This is the ninth photo for my Munich subway station project. Unfortunately, it is now becoming more challenging to find new stations. But that’s the way it is with photography, you have to continually invent new ones to be able to continue to take attractive pictures.

Have fun watching.

Staircases of Munich

Day 71 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today’s picture was taken in the middle of Munich and portrays the beauty of the staircases here in Munich.

It will probably be one of my next projects when I finish the underground stations in Munich.

I took the picture freehand with a 14-24mm lens. It was not easy to find the right shooting angle. The staircase is frequented by many people since there is a cafe on the top floor of the building.

Most people do not take the beauty of this staircase at all. They use the elevators to visit the cafe, and on the way down they just want to get back to the hustle and bustle of Munich.

Of course, I hope that you can see this beauty!

Underground Station Duelferstrasse

Day 69 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After a 4 hours mountain tour with 13 km distance, I grabbed my camera equipment again to take another picture in the area of the Munich subway.

The motive of today’s photo was the subway station „Dülferstrasse“.

The station was built between March 1987 and October 1993 and designed by Jürgen Rauch and the architectural office Lanz. It stands out from the other stations due to its colourful design by Ricarda Dietz and the Lanz office.

The spatial structure is also unusual: the entrances were initially concentrated on the western part of the building, which has an underground mezzanine in the form of an accessible gallery. Daylight enters the building through two light openings in the ceiling and a vertical opening above the platform.

In the east, the space above the platform becomes a large hall with a vaulted ceiling and high central columns. The colourful glass panelling by Dietz creates a cheerful atmosphere here.

For this photo, I used a panorama head and made a two-line panorama photo, because even with a 14-24mm lens, it was not possible to capture the hall ceiling and the gallery in the right perspective.

It should be noted that this was really fun. Some of the passing passengers must have been very surprised by what I was doing with all the equipment.

Let me know if you like the picture!

Underground Station Frankfurter Ring

Day 68 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today’s photo was taken at the subway station Frankfurter Ring. The station is named after the intersecting main road and was opened on November 20, 1993.

The ceiling is made of corrugated anodized aluminium that diffuses light like a bird’s wing.

In the same way, the columns in the middle of the platform are clad with aluminium sheeting in the lower part to protect them from dirt, which also sets a design accent.

The rear track walls were covered by Ricarda Dietz with mosaics of light and blue glass tiles, with animal motifs appearing again and again.

The picture was taken with a 14-24mm lens, and Nikon D850 positioned on a tripod with a shallow shooting angle.

Due to the Corona crisis, the number of people in the area of the Munich subway is lower as usual. Due to this, the cleanliness of the station ist much better and saves me the post-processing.

Therefore I try to finish the series of pictures within the next days.

Have fun looking at the photo.

Underground Station Wettersteinplatz

Day 67 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After an excursion day into nature photography, I continued my photo series about the underground stations of Munich today. This time the destination was the underground station Wettersteinplatz.

The 4.40-meter high station has aluminium panels reflecting on the ceiling, which partly cancel out the low ceiling height. They also serve to achieve a high lighting effect with the lamps. The rear track walls are painted blue-green on track 1 and red on track 2, creating a strong contrast effect.

Unfortunately, some of the aluminium plates were missing due to electrical work. Still, this absence intensified the surreal atmosphere in the station.

What do you think?

Underground Station Grosshadern

Day 65 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today’s destination of my photo trip was the underground station Großhadern.

The station was opened on May 22, 1993, and is named after the district Großhadern.

Like in the underground station Klinikum Großhadern, the backtrack walls are made of tiles showing a mountain landscape.

The columns are covered with yellow tiles.

Above the platform, which is covered with granite slabs, a reflector construction is mounted. It consists of aluminium lamellas and is aligned to the lamps between the columns.

As in the previous stations, I use a low camera position to focus the vanishing lines in the middle of the picture.

Underground Station Josephsburg

Day 64 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

For this photo, I spend another day in Munich’s underground. This time I visited the underground station Josephsburg and is located in the Munich district Berg am Laim.

At both platform ends, there are counter halls that bring daylight into the column-less platform.

Furthermore, the station is illuminated by two light bands with green, blue and yellow glass plates across. The rear track walls are in red.

The ceiling is made of concrete, from which hangs a pyramid-shaped metal band that slopes downwards and also serves as a light reflector. The floor is covered with light grey and black granite slabs, which are laid out like a chessboard.

For this photo, I chose a low camera position and centred the guiding lines of the walls and the platform in the middle of the shot.

As a lens I again used my Nikon 14-24mm f2.8, which is ideal for architectural photos because of its low chromatic distortion as well as sharpness.