Germany

Titanenwurz-Amorphophallus-103

 

A 2.5 m tall Titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) in the Botanical Garden of the Ruhr University Bochum hours before blooming. Titan inflorescences open for only 1-2 days, smell like rotting carcass and are pollinated by beetles in their native habitats in the rainforests of Southeast Asia.

Titanenwurz im Botanischen Garten Bochum

 

Die Titanenwurz im Botanischer Garten der Ruhr-Universität Bochum kurz vor dem Erblühen. Die bis zu 3m hohe Blüten kommen alle 7-10 Jahre zum Vorschein und bleiben nur 1-2 Tage offen.

 

Location: Bochum, Germany
Date: September 2017

Comment: wide angle
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Sailing-Sund-102

 

Sailboat on the sound near Stralsund on a sunny summer day

Auf dem Weg nach Hiddensee

 

Spiegelung auf dem Strelasund bei einer Segelpartie Richtung Hiddensee

 

Location: Strelasund, Germany
Date: July 2017

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Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Ludwigslust-Schloss-101

 

This Baroque in northern Germany was the "joy" of Prince Christian Ludwig, the son of the Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, hence the name Ludwigslust.

Schloss Ludwigslust in MV

 

Das barocke Ensemble in Ludwigslust mit Schloss und Landschaftspark

 

Location: Ludwigslust, Germany
Date: June 2017

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Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Rapsbluete-100

 

Geometric precision in a rapeseed field on the island of Ruegen

Flowering Brassica napus

 

Geometrisches Farbenspiel auf Rügens Rapsfeldern

 

Location: Ruegen, Germany
Date: May 2017

Comment: 
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Luthers-Norden-99

 

This year, Germany is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which began with the publication of the Ninety-five Theses by Luther in 1517.

Protestant Reformation Exhibition Poster

 

Ausstellungs-Plakat in Schwerin anlässlich des 500. Jahrestags der Reformation.

 

Location: Schwerin, Germany
Date: May 2017

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Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Fischerboot-Ahrenshoop-97

 

Small fishing boat with brilliant red flags pulled up on the beach by Ahrenshoop (Baltic Sea Coast)

Fishing boat beach Baltic

 

Kleines Fischerboot mit leuchtenden Fahnen am Strand bei Ahrenshoop 

 

Location: Ahrenshoop, Germany
Date: December 2016

Comment: short exposure
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Stralsund-Seestrasse-Spiegelung-95

 

Reflection of the buildings along the Seestraße in Stralsund's harbor



 

 

 

 

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Stralsund

 

Die Häuser der Seestraße spiegeln sich im Hafenbecken

 

 

 

Location: Stralsund, Germany
Date: October 2016

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Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Weimar-Goethe-Garten-Haus-94

 

 

The gate to Goethe‘s house in the Ilm Park in Weimar



 

 

 

 

Eingang zu Goethes Gartenhaus

 

 

Das Tor zu Goethes Gartenhaus im Park an der Ilm zu Weimar

 

 

 

Location: Weimar, Germany
Date: October 2016

Comment: zoom, long exp.
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Schloss-Bothmer-Allee-93

 

Ancient lime trees line the 270-meter-long road leading to Schloss Bothmer

 

 

 

 

Grounds of the newly restored baroque estate

 

Die 270 Meter lange Allee aus alten Linden führt zur Schlossanlage Bothmer

 

 

 

Location: Boltenhagen, Germany
Date: October 2016

Comment: 
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 

Weisse-Wiek-Boltenhagen-92

 

The Weiße Wiek in Boltenhagen – a full-service marina and more

 

 

 

Baltic Sea marina and hotel

 

Alles für den Segelurlaub in der Weißen Wiek in Boltenhagen

 

 

 

Location: Boltenhagen, Germany
Date: October 2016

Comment: 
Taken by: Maria J. Clauss

 
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