If I’m abroad and there is a possibility, I want to see tech cities like here in Malta. This one is called Smart City and is the home of Maltese Internet providers, data centers and high tech companies. I could get a visit at the BMIT data centre, this was absolutely cool, because it has been built with the support of Amazon.
Last weekend I visited my brother in the northern lower Austria region and it happened by accident that I could see that fantastic sunset. It was about minus 5 degree celsius, maybe that helped that the sky was absolutely clear. It looked like a glowing blaze on the horizon. I am happy that I had my Sigma 35 mm 1.4 Art lens with me 🙂
The circumstances were not the best for taking stills on a swaying water bus, rough sea, night and rain, crowded deck with pressing people, there was only one way to take photos – high ISO. Armed with the king of high ISO, the Sony A7S, it was possible to take shots under really unfriendly photographic conditions. Sony A7S is unbelievable.
On my way back to the W Hotel I took some street shots. There I saw that friendly man who was waving his hand as he saw that he will be on the photo. Seattle is a very nice town with very nice people. I am lucky that I get invitations from Microsoft for attending the ECB briefings, where I can learn and explore the newest technical stuff and development and in the spare time exploring the city and neighborhoods. 🙂
Walk through Dürnstein in the Wachau and you feel like walking in the medieval times, the whole village is under monumental protection. It’s located in middle of lower Austria, directly at the Danube. There’s also a hill with a castle ruin where the king Richard the Lionheart was arrested. The area is also famous for apricots, you will get them as schnaps, jam or fruit sirup. And a blue church…
Istanbul is a gigantic city, a real metropolis. Same with the shopping malls, incredible large and diversified, they fill the heart of every shopper. And often you can make a bargain, because prices are not too expensive. After your first visit at a mall you can choose from around a dozen more. 🙂
Life on the streets, nowhere it’s so intense and cultural as in Italy, this great country with the finest architecture of the world. Trieste, this town at the northern Adriatic Sea, is the perfect place to immerge into Italian street life. … and you can get an espresso at any corner. By the way, Trieste is home of Illy coffee roasting house.