The last big adventure I had in Europe was driving from SW Germany to the middle of Switzerland. Lush green fields, hikes, a crystal blue lake, what more could I ask for in the gorgeous Swiss Alps? Only one thing I could wish for and that would be that I was able to stay longer than just 2 days in this beautiful country.
Paris, France. The city of love, art and amazing cuisine. This was an incredible day but a very long one. My buddy Lucas and his wife Chanan and I agreed to do a one day trip to Paris. We would leave from Kaiserslautern on an ICE train to Paris. This train was INSANE. It nearly got up to 300 km/h, thats around 200 mph! Right after stepping off the train in Paris we dropped our bags off at our studio apartment and booked it straight for the sites to see. We saw all the major things to see in Paris. Notre Dame, The Louvre, Paris Catacombs, Eiffel tower. After we finally reached our Airbnb at the end of the night we walked 27,748 steps which was around 11.1 miles! So downing a few beers before bed, I felt no shame as my feet were swollen and blistered. During this trip I really got into street photography. Using my iPhone 6S+ and shooting from the hip and seeing the results later was for sure a refreshing idea for me. On our walk back to the train station the next morning I decided to do the same except with my DSLR and shoot from the hip of the busy morning. I think it was worth a trip
DSLR photos were edited with Mastin Labs Portra 160 & HP5+
iPhone photos edited with VSCOcam A6 & B3
In September I took another trip to Europe. This time I would visit Germany, France and Switzerland during my 12 day stay. Right off the plane I wasted no time. My buddy Lucas and his wife picked me up from the airport in Frankfurt, Germany and we drove to Heidelberg. We ate breakfast and had coffee then began walking around the city. This is one of those towns where if I was to imagine a German town, this would be the exactly it! Sadly I forgot a memory card in the car so for my day there I had to rely on my iPhone 6S+ which did not let me down for some street photos as well.
The next day we stacked the day with adventure. We had a beautiful drive through the Rheinland-Pfalz. We arrived in the small town of Mörsdorf or as I called it "Mordor." After parking we walked to the Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay. Which is Germany's longest suspension bridge. It was awesome. The bridge is surrounded by a lush forrest which at the time had plenty of leafs changing color! After running back to the parking lot because we feared getting a parking ticket due to our time was over due, we made way to our next destination. An old castle hidden in the mountains! The castle was an amazing view and I actually paid for the tour inside. My primary reason obviously was to come photograph this awesome location, duh! And let me tell you, I wasn't disappointed. The only thing I regret, is not bringing a pint of beer to drink while overlooking this awesome location.