Last December I was snorkeling in the Maledives. I have honestly never seen a place that actually looked like the picture in the travel brochure. The beaches and the water were just incredible, as were the food and the people.

While later in this blog I’ll show some photos of my encounters with sharks, manta rays, turtles and all kinds of other animals, for now just this photo:

Tauchen auf Maayafushi

I took it on the second day on this island. At this moment I hadn’t built up the courage yet to go out into the open ocean with all these sharks around, so I stayed inside the coral reef that surrounded the island. This bottle on the ground of the ocean immediately caught my attention. Must have been down there for quite some time and looked like right out of a treasure hunter movies. Or maybe it was a message in a bottle which never came further than here. I decided to leave it right there to find for the next diver wondering how it got there.


feel free to marry

I’ve come across some crazy stuff, but never a Self Wedding Chapel. I can’t really say how it works, but I guess you just go there and get started.

Self Wedding Chapel Karlsruhe

The place is tiny and inside a complex of former slaughterhouses. The place to get married, huh?

Self Wedding Chapel Karlsruhe

Self Wedding Chapel Karlsruhe

So far, this chapel remains a mystery to me, as it seems to be the only place worldwide that can’t be googled for more information. Who put it there? Who got married there?

The Artist

Last week I saw this street artist in Stuttgart. Street artists are usually something that let’s me rest for a moment and take a closer look – or a photo. First I thought he was painting on the street, however I realized he was “just” painting on a large piece of paper.

Street Artist

It was a little hard to say if he was actually still working on that painting. From my point of view it seemed as if the painting was completely finished and the guy just repainting various parts over and over. Who knows?

Street Artist

How boring would a pedestrian area be without the little blurs of colors that street artists and musicians give them.