Photospheres of the ESO Paranal Observatory

Have a look at some recent photospheres (360 degree x 180 degree panoramas) of the ESO Paranal Observatory featuring the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at day and night. In particular, don’t miss to have a look around the winter sky with the Milkyway stretching across the firmament at the beginning of the night. The heart of […]

Hike to the top of Cerro El Roble

Last weekend we did a beautiful hike to the top of Cerro El Roble, with 2222m the highest peak in the coastal mountains near Santiago de Chile. We started our hike at 1650m – just above the clouds with the first spectacular panoramic views to the West to the Pacific ocean and to Cerro La Campana sticking its […]

Panorama pages added

I have added some panorama shots from the Antarctica, Spitsbergen, Southwest USA and the Pumalín Park tours. They are shown on dedicated pages using a panorama viewer that allows panning and zooming. The 360-degree panorama of the Chaitén Volcano is a 64 Megapixel image and provides high-resolution views. Have fun!

New gallery from Pumalín Park added

Here comes the picture gallery behind the Happy New Year 2015 post. We visited the northern part of the Carretera Austral (Ruta 7) between Christmas and New Year. We spent most of our time in the Pumalín Park, a private natural sanctuary founded by Douglas Tompkins.

New picture gallery from Southwest USA added

This picture gallery is a selection of pictures from our three week-tour in the Southwest of the USA through the states of Arizona, Utah and Colorado in August and September last year. We did an amazing round trip of 3077 miles starting and ending in Phoenix and visited 28 national and state parks, national monuments and […]

New gallery Autumn Colours released

The plan was to drive South to look for autumn colours. Problem was, the first week of May is generally considered to be too early for that. But we had no choice. After an overnight stop at Ruedi’s Viña Chillán we arrived to our first destination, the natural reserve Huilo Huilo where we stayed at the spectacular Nothofagus hotel.

New gallery with impressions from New York City published

Here comes a gallery with some more impressions from our trip to New York City between Christmas and New Year. The last time we had been together to New York was in July 2001. Since we had already seen many of the touristic highlights the last time, we could skip them this time and instead […]

New picture gallery from Spitsbergen (Svalbard) published

Eventually I was able to prepare and publish the picture gallery from our circumnavigation of Spitsbergen with the Schooner bark Antigua in July 2013. We spent three exciting but also relaxing weeks sailing along the coastlines of Spitsbergen, exploring the islands and shores through extended hikes, and watch the fauna and flora of the arctic.