Motivated by a Spiegel Online sequence just released these days about the’Volcán de Colima’ (3850m) I have browsed through my photos of the year 2007 and I’ve found my view of the volcano. I was sitting on the neighbour volcano, which is meanwhile extincted, the ‘Nevado de Colima’. The coordinates are: 19.540600, -103.613045.
Here the amazing video about the erruption:
Have a look now to my view which I had from the other mountain which is in fact the higher one (4330m). It can be seen in the video the background. I have visited this mountain in 2007 by car. That means, I was driving a bumpy and dusty 30km ‘road’ up from 600m to about 3500m altidude until the car got stuck. Then I continoued riding on a pick up truck until the tip. After observing the volcano for some time I even had the chance of see a small erruption. At that moment I had already packed by camara and I was only able to capture the end of a much bigger ashes erruption….
The edge you can se in the following photo reaches about 2500m in altitude, which should give a brief impression about the mightness of this mountain which is standing in a nearly plain country of about 600m altitude.
More of the transparency scans here.
Not sure if the winter is over already. After 50cm of snow within 48hrs, it melted down to 5cm withn 12hrs.
On the abandoned places tours, sometimes nice places for a selfie (ego-shoot) can be found. I have started this kind of photos already some years ago with the x-mas special “The pink T-shirt”. Now here comes “The Bunker”:
I have added also a dedicated page – the “ME – ego-shoots – D40OOM.eu“
Another exciding location of my ABANDONED places tour ’14.
It was a power station. The heart of the facility consists of two 35m ovens fired by coal to generate the heat-power. Beside that, several other halls and installations are worth to have a look. See here the series of the power station: As this time the light was excellent and the corrotion is advanced, you will have the pleasure to see it in colour.
Why “bullaugenblues” (~lit. bull’s eye’s blues) – what is the background?
The story beginns in the 70th – In Munich / Leopoldstrasse has been built a futuristic amusement complex, the “Schwabylon”. In there a very special underground discotheque – the “Yellow Submarine”. It was a while the IN-location for the jet-set. The architecture, specially of the disco was very special: It was build 3 floors underground as a huge tank and kind of reverse aquarium. The visitors where inside and the waterside – just like a submarine. The windowes were bull’s eyes as you can see on the photos on our flyer below. After a few years of operation, the disco changed names a few times until it was closed. The surface complex was demolished a few year later, but the yellow submaring construction remained as a part of the Holiday-Inn hotel which was next to it. Last year (2013) the Holiday-Inn was also demolished in order to rebuild the whole quarter. LE4EL took the chance to pick of the last impressions of this famous place and it’s last sad days. More impressions have been collected on a facebook page of activists who wanted to keep it alive as a cultural monument.
As we have not been able to make an exhibition at the location itself, we found now the opportunity to exhibit in the Salon Irkutsk. This special bar lures people who might have lived their best time of the live in the yellow submarine….
LE4EL has the intension to interprete a location or process from 3 different points of view by different artists. The exhibition will show the works of Jens, Helmut and myself. This is the link to the project page. The Exhibition can be found from december, 16th onwards also online.
During a short walk this sunday morning, I’ve found some interesting views.
All the series can be found here: Munich – Westend
This first photo is the window of a shot for truffles.
The next one is the window of the “Münchner Federn Zentrale”
Here are other new photos of an earlier set of photos from an abandoned factory in Casteliorentino in Italy. The construction of concrete is really impressive, whereas theare are two of them: one arc-type building and another cubical one.