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Was taking photos on the streets near the Christmas Markets when I was approached by another photographer, asking me whether I am using the X-E1. We chatted for sometime and turns out he's a pro with a history of M6s and was carrying 2 XPro1s with different lenses. He gave me some tips on where best to shoot the night markets. Lucky, really, as It turned out where I was was t the main Xmas markets at all. The night would have been very different I didn't have my X-E1 with ...
... Also, I had my first currywurst in FIVE (5) years!! that was so exciting.
I walked aimlessly getting a feel of the city and stumbled upon the city center.
There were several really good looking delicatessen, that had open windows selling different forms of sausages. I was in heaven.
Oh I also found an Apple Store - they are every where and made me feel safe in a foreign city.
There's something wrong about that.
Yet so right.
... chat with the cleaner, Craig. Turns out the guy was walking down the street and got hit by a drunk truck driver.
Anyway, I told Craig I am from Sydney looking forward to seeing the snow and it turns out he worked in a Wooloomoolloo hostel for months! So now we are going to a pub crawl on Thurs night.
... the site of the original castle The castle lost much of its strategic importance during the 16th Century until, by the time of the Thirty Years Wary, it was no longer in military use.In 1674 during the Franco Dutch War the castle was conquered and set on fire by an army, killing the local people who had sought protection within the ruin's walls. The abandoned castle became a ruin over the next few hundred years. Today there is a restaurant ...
... whole apartment with balloons and made us cupcakes and cooked us a lovely meal, followed by chocolate mousse for dessert. Sometimes I don't believe he's real. But he is. We then headed to the Weinmarket to celebrate more/ring in my bday, and split 3 bottles throughout the night, along with Helena. They taught me proper drinking phrases and it was a lovely evening, cut short by the fact that everything was closing early since it was Thursday...