The Kernberge glow in the evening sun while the glorious FC Carl Zeiss Jena is going to beat “the others”


It ain’t artsy but it perfectly sums up a beautiful day. It has been a while since my last presence in the former “Home of the Kaninchen”, named after the inventor of the football stadium, Ernst Abbe.
The team, the weather, the light and 12.500 people created an awesome atmosphere. Even not finished yet, the new EAS makes watching football absolutely enjoyable. I really like what they did there.


Winter lights

After a few years break, I went to the annual “winter lights” event at the ega-park again this winter. I mean, it was in winter time but it did not feel like winter. At least on that day.
Lovely to see how the event spreads more and more over the park with every year. Almost the whole park was being illuminated by various light installations and animations.

As it was an unusual mild day, it had been a comfortably walk through the park with enough patience to find beautiful details. And some delicious Thuringian street food of course. Haven’t eaten a Bratwurst since months at that time.



The last pictures…

…of my trip to the Acropolis Rallye of Greece in September last year. Something I haven’t done before, but this post will contain more than one photo. All are taken at the Karoutes stage (8/11) on Saturday.
Again it was a perfect event and a perfect weekend and as always, a pleasure to have been there.


Sébastien Ogier / Vincent Landais


Ott Tänak / Martin Järveoja


Sébastien Ogier / Vincent Landais


Thierry Neuville

As you might know, there is always a purpose behind travelling to rallyes: taking pictures in the dust. It all started at the 2006 Acropolis Rallye of Greece, went over to Rally Italia Sardegna on the beautiful island of Sardinia and in this year I finally went back to the Rallye of Gods in Greece.
In this picture: Thierry Neuville in his Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC at stage 8 on Saturday morning. This stage was near the town of Itea, located on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth.


Acropolis of Athens

After sad and/or unlucky circumstances in the past years, this years trip to another WRC event was the first time, where we went as a complete travel group again. Exciting for me, as we finally went back to the Rallye of Gods, the famous Acropolis Rally of Greece. Haven’t been in Attika since 2013, the last event before this rallye got ditched from the WRC calendar.
The first thing we usually do after arrival: grocery shopping and visiting downtown Athens to enjoy the strange atmosphere in that city and going up Philopappou Hill to catch the view over to the Acropolis.