The footprints of man
If we walk with our eyes open, we can see interesting, beautiful, and also ugly things along the road every day. And if we walk with not only with our eyes but also with our heart and mind open, you will discover a world that would otherwise remain closed to us. Sometimes spectacular. Sometimes ordinary but surprisingly miraculous. Be it a look into a garage, a view onto the riverbank, the bus stop before the chewing gum vendor machine, or just a footprint somebody has left on the opposite side of the pavement.
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Eyes of concrete bodies
When walking to a lake in Tutzing - Gemany, my eyes wandered the landscape, and my mind drifted into trains of thoughts. An interesting new apartment building with a massive fence in front caught my eyes. I wondered: Is living in a big, stylish, modern apartment really different from my living in a modest nest by the Gautinger woods, where I can always see through my windows vast stripes of trees? What would the people there see every day? Of course, they see things through their eyes. The eyes, in turn, see things through the windows. The windows become the eyes. If we look closer, really closer, we see what others see in the reflection of the world IN their eyes. Sometimes darker. Sometimes rosier. Sometimes obstructed by a wall, physical or mental. Beautiful. Distorted.
Moonlight is actually sunlight reflected from the moon's surface. The light in this picture (which was taken at the Campus Garching- Germany) is in fact sunlight of a late winter afternoon. But somehow it is cool and gentle like moonlight. It shines through a moon-shaped hole, paints the walls with its soft glowing silver-white, renders the tree silhouette-ghostly, and lights up the forbidden stairway to an unknown place.