Cologne - Sunset before the Fireworks
Against all odds and a terrible weather forecast, the evening turned out really great with a beautiful sunset.
The silhouette in the foreground is the cloister church of the convent Karmel Maria vom Frieden. I very much enjoyed the view while waiting for the night and the fireworks of the Kölner Lichter.
Eifel - Laacher Lake - Before Sunrise
An early autumn morning at the Laacher Lake, a few minutes before sunrise.
This is one of the moments, for which getting up early is really worth the effort. The wonderful light in the sky was there just for some minutes.
Eifel - Laacher Lake - After Sunrise
Just half an hour later, thick fog came in from the east and covered the landscape.
The Laacher Lake is a water filled chimney of an (not totally) extinct volcano, see (sorry, I didn’t find suitable English ones) this German information page and this one about the history.