This may i made photos during a ride with the steam train to mariazell. Although there are many perfect photo spots all over the track, i decided to get on board of the train instead of hunting it by car - to continue that wonderful nostalgic service in the future, the most important thing the Club Mh.6 needs are satisfied passengers - well done so far. The schedule offered plenty of time to take pictures of the steam locomotive Mh.6 built in 1908 and its friendly and professional volunteers who operate the train. A "thank you" to every single member for making that day special.
The train was pulled between Ober Grafendorf and Mariazell by the steam locomotive Mh.6, built in 1908. Between St. Pölten and Ober Grafendorf the train was pulled by the 1099.013 which is only about 6 years younger and one of the oldest electric locomotives of the world in regular service.
The Mh.6 is maintained and operated voluntarily by the Eisenbahnclub Mh.6 in Ober Grafendorf.
Enjoy a visit in the Gallery
By the beginning of April i had the chance to make photographs at the final rehearsal of the play "Kleiner Mann, was nun" performed by the Fischamender Spielleut - a very talented theater group acting in Fischamend, Lower Austria. If you are nearby, i can strongly recommend a visit at one of their shows - for the foreigners there´s of course an album to visit. Pictures have been taken in manual mode at available light.. It was a pleasure to ban these fantastic actors and their wonderful stage set on sensor.
The weekend of the 16 th december i made a ride to Laubenbachmühle. So, whats special there? The small town in lower Austria will be the operation centre of the Mariazellerbahn, which operates between the lower austrian capital St. Pölten and Mariazell since 1907. So far, there flow much water down the pielach valley, the first electric locos are still in service today - they are the oldest electric locomotives in regular service of the world, that record is worth a visit and a ride. After years of incertain future the operator Növog unveiled the "Himmelstreppe", a new trainset that should bring the line into a sucessful future... Good Luck
In December 2012 i visited the german capital town Berlin. I can highly recommend a visit in this modern pulsating town with an interesting history.
There, i took part of a guided tour around the Berlin Tempelhof Airport - its now a ghost airport, the last plane took off there 2008. The walls there tell long stories, since the airport witnessed nazionalsocialism, world war II and its american- controlled aftermath. For 11 months, Tempelhof was the main gate for supplying millions pf people of the isolated West-Berlin with life necessary goody by air.
In September I had the opportunity to take pictures at the wedding ceremonies of two couples - its an honor to document this very special day in their lives for themselves, their relatives and friends.
Sabina and Günther, Daniela and Nikolai - I hope that your life together will be rich in joy and love