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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 ...
As in snow flakes are landing on my head and face type snowing.
This is sooo cool!!!!
Once i realised whats happening I started chasing around hoping to catch the flakes.
After a way turning around in circles it dawned on me how stupid I must be looking.
So i moved into a park to catch snow flakes.
Unfortunately, it's easy because it's very light, very much like trying to catch a flower petal.
Still, it was a lot of ...
Thats right, a dead body right in front of where I needed to go - the Five Elements Hostel in Frankfurt, at 730am after a 12 hour flight.
How is that for a "Welcome to Frankfurt" moment.
That by itself doesn't bother me, what shocked me was the amount of police cars around... it seemed the police was a bit shocked too; ...
... what I do find is in German. Through rough translating I know that it was once owned by six people. It was robbed and burned. At one point it was owned by the Count of Diez in the 1500's (yes, the same Diez where my family is from). It eventually fell into disrepair and is now in ruin, however, there is still a beer garden in the castle.
We were practically the only people at the castle, so the boys had a great time running around this ...
... rest of the explaining/conversation was in Spanish. And it's safe to say I failed the exam, but afterwards he said "perfect. You did perfect" and he put me in the highest course for beginners, so long that I teach myself the first 4 chapters of the textbook before classes commence next Tuesday. Cool.
After that, we started celebrating Kathrin's birthday. Andi had come back to Mainz for the day to make her day extra special and he had ...