WEIMAR , GERMANY 🇩🇪: GROßER GEIST

The original Goethe–Schiller Monument (German: Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal). It incorporates Ernst Rietschel‘s 1857 bronze double statue of Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749–1832) and Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), who are probably the two most revered figures in German literature. The monument has been described “as one of the most famous and most beloved monuments in all of Germany” and as the beginning of a “cult of the monument”. (Wiki)

Großer Geist. “Great Spirit.” Thomas Schütte.Herakut. The church of Ss Peter and Paul is also known as Herderkirche (Herder Church) after Johann Gottfried Herder. It is the most important church building of the town, and is called Stadtkirche (town church), opposed to the courtly Schloßkirche (court chapel). It has been the church of a Lutheran parish since 1525, after the Reformation. The church is part of the World Heritage Site Classical Weimar. (Wiki)

Rathaus Weimar.

Schloss Weimar.

Goethe’s House.

30sep18. Weimar, Germany 🇩🇪

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DRESDEN , GERMANY 🇩🇪: TOUCH THE SKY

The Dresden Kreuzkirche. Built 1800.

Frauenkirche.

Lots of construction 🚧🔨 going on.

The Goldener Reiter (Golden Rider), a gilded equestrian statue of Augustus the Strong is one of Dresden’s best known landmarks.

The statue, showing the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland dressed as a Roman Emperor, stands at the Hauptstrasse, the main pedestrian boulevard in Dresden’s Neustadt district, just across the Augustusbridge from the Schlossplatz. http://www.aviewoncities.com/dresden/goldenerreiter.htm

HerbstmarktDresden choirboy statue Ritter Sport chocolate 🍫 display in Dresden Central train 🚂 station

27sep18. Dresden , Germany 🇩🇪

DRESDEN , GERMANY 🇩🇪: STORMY WAVES

The Elbe River meanders through Dresden.Dresden Frauenkirche. Built in the 18th century, the church was destroyed in the bombing of Dresden during World War II. The remaining ruins were left for 50 years as a war memorial, following decisions of local East German leaders. The church was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany, starting in 1994. (Wiki)

Knocked down Martin Luther statue in front of the rubble of the destroyed church. 1945. Photographer unknown.Stormy Waves 🌊 fountain by Robert Dietz in 1894.

26sep18. Dresden, Germany 🇩🇪

ŁÓDŹ , POLAND 🇵🇱: SANDBOX

Józef Pilsudski ~ viewed as a father of the Second Polish Republic re-established in 1918.

Artist: DALeast

Artist: Victor Puzin

18sep18 Lodz, Poland 🇵🇱

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: مسجد وزیر خان WAZIR KHAN MOSQUE

Completed in 1641. Located in the Walled City. We entered via Delhi Gate and walked a few minutes to get here. 

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11aug18 Lahore, Pakistan

LAHORE, PAKISTAN : “ROADSIDE”

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Tuesday, August 14th, is “Partition Day” یوم آزادی‎; Yaum-e Āzādī ~ Independence Day ~ National fervor is building in the days leading up to it ~ lots of Pakistan flags of all sizes are everywhere. This man has a rather large one on his tractor. 

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Selling sunglasses on the roadside.
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Lone figure outside of a Mosque.

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Polka dots and eye contact.
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A boy selling shoes by the roadside. 
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Anonymity

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Brick layers transport 20-22 bricks on their backs continuously, at a building site.

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Waiting for the bus
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Stencil art at Liberty Market

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august 2018. Lahore, Pakistan. 

LAHORE , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰 : LIFESTYLE CUISINE

Daal Mash .

Early morning breakfasts on the sidewalks

Morning ponderings

Chicken Tikka, Kebabs, and Naan .

Some children go to school in the mornings, some do this. So many things in life should not be taken for granted. If traveling to faraway misunderstood places doesn’t humble you, it’s hard to imagine what will.

Experience on the streets thus far, indicates that Pakistanis don’t mind a camera… 😉

Intricately decorated truck, a Pakistan tradition…

Keema Naan .

Stopping for a snack at a food cart.

Taking care of business on the roof.

Sometimes you have to push your Ching Chi …

Bainghan Ka Bharta . Eggplant 🍆 Curry .

Lahore , Pakistan 🇵🇰 July 2018

LAHORE , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰: CHING CHIS & MANGOES

Rickshaw (Ching Chi) rides and Motorcycles .

Chane ki Daal .

It’s mango and peach season, delicious !

Chicken Karahi .

7jul18 Lahore , Pakistan 🇵🇰