Saxony (2): Dresden

‘Monument’, a temporary sculpture by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni, on the Neumarkt, in Dresden, Germany (April 2017). Frauenkirche in the background. © Rudolf Abraham

‘Monument’, by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni. Dresden, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

‘Monument’, by German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni. Dresden, Germany © Rudolf Abraham

Shot on a trip to Saxony last month, before doing some of the Elbe Cycle Route.

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Flaming queue

Queue and orange wall. Tate Modern Extension opening weekend, Bankside, London (18 June 2016). The queue is posed and leads nowhere – one of the many pieces of performance art throughout the gallery over this weekend. © Rudolf Abraham

Tate Modern extension opening weekend, London (June 2016) © Rudolf Abraham

Tate Modern extension opening weekend, London (June 2016) © Rudolf Abraham

Tate Modern extension opening weekend, London (June 2016) © Rudolf Abraham

Tate Modern extension opening weekend, London (June 2016) © Rudolf Abraham

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The Rising Tide

‘The Rising Tide’, sculpture installation by Jason Decaires Taylor, on the River Thames between Vauxhall Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, London, UK (5 September 2015). The sculptures of the four horses and riders, which are in place until the end of September 2015, are only revealed at low tide. © Rudolf Abraham

Thames horses sculpture London 2015 photography Rudolf Abraham

‘The Rising Tide’, sculpture by Jason Decaires Taylor, River Thames, London (September 2015) © Rudolf Abraham


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Pilsen 2015 (1): Adolf Loos

Apartment interior by architect Adolf Loos, Pilsen (Plzeň), Czech Republic © Rudolf Abraham

Pilsen Plzen Czech Republic European Capital of Culture 2015 Adolf Loos architecture travel photography © Rudolf Abraham

Pilsen, European Capital of Culture 2015, Czech Republic © Rudolf Abraham


There are 13 apartments in Pilsen with interiors designed by the modern architect Adolf Loos – the largest number in Europe after Vienna. Pictured here, the apartment of Dr Josef Vogel at 12 Klatovska St, designed by Loos in the 1920s. The Czech town of Pilsen is European Capital of Culture 2015.
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Ghost sun

Roadside sculpture near the village of Drežnica, Alpe Adria Trail, Slovenia © Rudolf Abraham

Alpe Adria Trail Slovenia photography © Rudolf Abraham

Roadside sculpture near Drežnica, Slovenia © Rudolf Abraham


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St George, the Dragon & Fernkorn

St George and the Dragon by Anton Dominik Fernkorn (1813-1878) and the Croatian National Theatre (HNK), on Trg Maršala Tita (Marshal Tito Square), Zagreb, Croatia. © Rudolf Abraham

St George and the Dragon by Anton Dominik Fernkorn, and the Croatian National Theatre, Zagreb, Croatia © Rudolf Abraham

St George & the Dragon, by Anton Dominik Fernkorn, Zagreb, Croatia © Rudolf Abraham


This is a bit of an oldie, shot with a 17-35/2.8.
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Messner Mountain Museum

The ‘Ripa’ Messner Mountain Museum (MMM Ripa). Brunico, South Tyrol, Italy. © Rudolf Abraham

Messner Mountain Museum, Brunico, South Tyrol, Italy © Rudolf Abraham

Messner Mountain Museum, Brunico, South Tyrol, Italy © Rudolf Abraham


The Messner Mountain Museums are a group of six museums across Italy’s South Tyrol (Sudtirol) region (well one is actually a few kilometres into the Veneto region, to be precise), dedicated to the mountain world, created by renowned mountaineer Reinhold Messner. MMM Ripa is housed in a restored 13th century castle. Pictured, Japanese Buddha from 1940 surrounded by Mani stones, within the castle battlements.
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Shot towards the end of last year while working on a feature on the Messner Mountain Museums.
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Cross-crafting in Lithuania

Master cross-carver Juozapas Jakštas at his home on the edge of Aukštaitija National Park, Lithuania. © Rudolf Abraham.

Lithuania Aukstaitija National Park UNESCO intangible cultural heritage cross carving Juozapas Jakstas © Rudolf Abraham.

Master cross carver Juozapas Jakštas at his home in Aukštaitija National Park, Lithuania. © Rudolf Abraham.


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Shot last year on a visit to Lithuania for a feature on cross-carving and to cover the epic Lithuanian Song and Dance Celebration in Vilnius.
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Mons (3): Painting with Van Gogh

Mons, Belgium. Preview of the Van Gogh exhibition ‘Van Gogh in the Borinage – Birth of an Artist’ at BAM (Beaux-Arts Mons). Pictured here, Van Gogh’s bedroom – an interactive installation based on his painting ‘Bedroom in Arles’ (of which there are three versions, one of them in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam), with viewers being invited to ‘paint’ the scene in coloured stickers. Van Gogh lived in the Borinage (the area around Mons) and worked as a preacher, before deciding to take up painting. Shot last weekend during the inauguration of Mons as European Capital of Culture 2015 (24 January 2015). © Rudolf Abraham

Mons, Belgium, European Capital of Culture 2015, Van Gogh exhibition, photo © Rudolf Abraham

Mons, Belgium. Preview of the Van Gogh exhibition ‘Van Gogh in the Borinage – Birth of an Artist’. © Rudolf Abraham


Pictured below, Sjraar van Heugten, curator of the exhibition, answers questions during the preview.
Mons, Belgium, Van Gogh in the Borinage exhibition, Sjraar van Heugten, photo © Rudolf Abraham

Mons, Belgium. ‘Van Gogh in the Borinage’ exhibition curator Sjraar van Heugten. © Rudolf Abraham


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Mons (2): Once upon a time

Mons, Belgium. ‘Il était une fois’ (‘Once upon a time’), a mesmerizing light installation by Cédric Verdure in the Belfry Gardens, with wire figures gradually changing colour and fading ghostlike in and out of the darkness, below the town’s UNESCO-listed Baroque belfry. Shot last weekend during the inauguration of Mons as European Capital of Culture 2015 (24 January 2015). © Rudolf Abraham

Mons Belgium European Capital of Culture 2015 photography © Rudolf Abraham

Mons, Belgium. ‘Il etait une fois’ (‘Once upon a time’), light installation. © Rudolf Abraham


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