Archive for April, 2011

April 27, 2011

Panorama pictures of Wolfsburg

I just came home from my five-day trip around germany. In my baggage thousands (I am not Joking!) of pictures capturing the last days. To categorize some of them I have picked up a new testing ground for my photographic skills. Since about two weeks I am pretty engaged in panoramic photography. I can’t really tell you why, but I have never seriously tested this field between photographie and heavy after editing with photoshop. Anyway I have used my time in the Autostadt to shoot some pictures between 120° and 360°. I am not really satisfied with the results and will have to work on the lighting and sharpness of the overall results. Still I want to share some of them and recommend the book that got me started to work on this topic again.

April 23, 2011


Is a wonderfull science center in the heart of Wolfsburg. I have seen mutliple technical discovery playgrounds but this one surely puts itself on the top of my list. Situated in a wonderful designed (even though badly build) structure by Zaha Hadid the museum is all about openness and close contact to the wonders of nature. Massive amounts of guides help you around the different areas and are surprisingly well informed about all the background information of the experiments. I know, that Wolfsburg is knowhere close to anything in germany, but if you happen to have to be their, please don’t miss this chance to go back to be a little boy (or girl). Attached is a small clip of my tour with Julia and some of our shooting pictures around the experiments.

April 22, 2011


I am pretty worn out but very happy about the first day. Lets just summarize all the new experiences in a couple of key words and a wonderful picture:

1,5h of sleep before catching the train at 5:17am// reunion with longingly missed friends// fascinating german car industrie// 759 pictures in 6 hours// Barbecue until late in the night ..

And the picture of Julia and me jumping between the Ritz Carlton and the VW plant.

April 21, 2011

Tour d’Allemagne

In a couple of Hours I am gonna leave Munich to spend a few days in the city of Wolfsburg, which is basically only famous for two of my best friends in Helsinki: Jan and Julia. Meeting up on Friday night with Rainhi and potentially some others from Helsinki as well I will afterwards head to a city: Berlin. Seeing my family and friends after nine months of Finland and Bavaria will give me a chance to do all the things I missed about a home – Easter Egg hunts, endless tickling and photoshoots with the whole bunch included! Tuesday afternoon I will head back to my bavarian homeland. Blogging and contacting might be a bit hard the next days, but after all its easter time right? Just three things you need to do for me:

  • Pray that the german train system works technically.
  • Pray that the german train system does not go on strike.
  • Pray that the german train system works one time as it is written on my humangously expensive tickets.

I do need you prayers! Happy Easter everybody!

April 19, 2011

Hyvää Suomi – Part III

Special Thanks to Emmi and Bene for kicking my Ass.

Update: Bene seems to be happy as well :-)!

April 19, 2011

Need, want, have .. NOW! :-)

Found on Engadget.

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April 16, 2011

Waking up in Vegas

Thanks to everyone of the great Tutor Team who helped to make last night such a big success! It was really the biggest party we have ever hosted. Waking up this morning made me smile and I realized that you really do not have to be and Erasmus Student to enjoy life to the fullest. Great job everybody – wherever you really woke up 🙂

April 15, 2011

Erasmus Presentation – Finland

Yes – good memories have been flowing around, indeed! But now (after 57min ..) my desk is totally flooded with ideas and I have absolutely no idea what is important for Erasmus newbies, and can be communicated in just 10 minutes .. Can anybody help my prioritising this messy mind map? (and maybe even clean up my office desk? :-))

April 14, 2011

My Iitalla Vase

When fins leave their little country in the north they are still easily spotted. Know the signs and you know who they are. Next to the more obvious things (pale skin, happiness once they see central european alcohol prices and a lack of interest for communication), there are more subtle hints as well. Fins love to buy stuff from home (not China!). On a standard plane from Helsinki to Munich you’ll spot at least a dozen Marimekko bags filled with Salmiakki bottles. At home they refuse to drink from anything but Arabia cups, and sit on Artek chairs. Of course their plates have to come from Iitalla, and when they ..

You’ll get the point. Maybe really the only thing that comes from Finland and leaves some scepticism with the Fins is nowadays Nokia, but that’s really another story.

Being a weird hybrid Fin myself by now, I had to adapt this proud habit as well. Anyhow I am not sure if the use of my vase is as intended by Alvar Aalto .. Can any Fin answer me if this is still finish or rather weird?

Kiitos to Sirpä for this wonderful good-bye gift!

April 13, 2011

I-Club Poster

Starting this semester I am not any more the President of the International Club at my University. Being an exchange student last semester; I decided that I should step up my studies for this semester.

Anyhow I am still active and for whatever reason my fellow friends have named me (without asking me – or giving me any chance of back talking) the “Head of Design“. After my first project (shooting proper pictures of all the tutors) I have used my relax time in the evening to design something new .. Long talk no sense – I proudly present the first I-Club Poster of this year:

Praises to Lisa, Bene, Abdelo and Wasti for having the longest Skype conference ever, and being productive co-workers via dropbox!