2017marks the five hundered anniversary of the Reformation which started due Martin Luther Disputation on the Power of Indulgences in Eisenach, which is now in the state of Thüringen in Germany.
Close by this town and in that time belonging to the same heir, there is the Veste Coburg, one of the largest fortresses in Germany which is not a ruin.
Luther stayed there for quite some time on this castle as he declared "Vogelfrei" (which means he was outlawed and stripped of by any rights) in all areas ruled by the Kaiser of the Holy Roman Empire at that time, and could not move freely by risk of his life.
It might have been there that he has written his famous words:
" A might fortress is our God".. inspired by the mighty walls which protected him, we might never know..
But if you visit his chamber - which still exists 500 years later you will get an impression how he might have felt.
The reformation changed the world forever, our world would not exist withouth this incident.
This view of the castle reminded me of the history happened there..
Series: My Germany
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About the Series
Germany is a diverse country, with many different landscapes, some beauty and bountiful, some barren and harsh -
It has high mountains like the alps in the south
plains with a far horizons in the north
Mountainous areas like black wood forest
and rolling hills close to my home.
- and many, many sights in between-
With this series I want to showing you a bit of the variety of my country -
How I do see it in color or black and white.
Hope you enjoy
Where do we come from?
Why am I here?
Where do we go?
Those are the main questions each religion tries to give an answer to.
But as always:
the answers are not clear, are not the same to everybody
but unsharp, shimmering in the distance like a fata morgana,
but some can never touch it for real.
I know that I know not much,
but what I know:
whereever we come from we are all more then 99.9% identical - but we fight wars about the last 0.1%
I hope that I'm here to make the world a little bit better - to leaves some traces and foodprints on the world, or at least within some people I met along my life
I don't know where I go, but I try to remember that the past is gone, and the future isn't there right now and live my life day by day.
I do make plans, but I know that John Lennon was very right about "Life is what happens to you while your are busy making other plans".
Enjoy your life!
Multiple exposure, Statute of an Angel, Monastery Münsterschwarzach, Bavaria, Germany
Working on my exhibition about trees let me research art history of trees I was inspired by the work of my friend Margrit Schwarz which deconstructs architecture and city life and the work of Piet Mondrian to start deconstructing trees and constructing something which only exists in an image:
Spirals of life.
This "Blue Spiral" is above of the very first images of this new series.
Below you can see "Three trees by Piet Mondrian: Study for the Gray Tree (left), 1911, charcoal on paper, " to see how he deconstructed trees to later just squares and lines.
Some great resources about Piet Mondrian can be found here:
A great discussion of the final painting which emerged out of Piet Mondrians study can be found here:
I'm a man, a husband, a father, and a product manager most of the day.