Welcome to Rolf's blog

My topics range from photography and computer matters to travel, from news to opinion and spirituality.

Hi, I'm Rolf from Germany.

In my blog posts I write about my personal thoughts, experiences and more.

My native language is German.
So please don't mind my English.

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Blog Timeline

Febr. 16

What is Dark Energy?

In 367 BC, a young man entered the academy of the philosopher Plato in Athens. His name was Aristotle. He became one of the most important philosophers and natural scientists in history. In his physics at the time, he rejected the existence of completely empty space with the argument:[..]

Okt. 10

High resolution panoramic views with the cheap Apeman A80 camera

At the beginning of my career in photography, I bought a Leica SLR camera. At that time it cost around 1500 Deutsche Mark. Years later, I worked in the profession with many expensive cameras: Hasselblad, Sinar, Nikon. Each of them for thousands of dollars. Therefore, it was almost inconceivable to me that they can bring a camera with good picture quality for $ 69.99 on the market. But they can. [..]

Dec. 18

Farewell from Pula

It's eight o'clock in the morning, and I'm standing on the quay wall off the Admiralty. On the one hand a few ships, on the other hand, the morning traffic rolls. At the bakery with the heart in the name, which undoubtedly has international standard, I got a breakfast "to go". While having a leisurely breakfast in the car now, my thoughts wander back to the four weeks I spent in Pula. It was a good time.[..]
Dec 07

Wolves country in Istria - Učka

"Motovun!", said the tourist information agent and drew a thick circle on the map around a place in the middle of northern Istria. I had asked her from where I could make a panorama showing the widest possible area of ​​Istria. So I went to Motovun. The place is interesting, but I knew immediately that it would not be the panorama I was looking for. [..]
Nov 26

Worship in Pula

I come from a country in which - simply put - one-third of people is without faith, another third is Roman Catholic and one third is Protestant. Of course there are also Muslims in Germany. Their number has almost doubled in recent years due to immigration. However, they account for only about 5 percent of the total population. (After all, that's almost as many people as all citizens of Croatia together.) Other religious communities are also there, but their share is low.

Here, in Croatia, I am in a country where statistics tell us that less than 10 percent are without a creed and the remainder are almost exclusively Roman Catholic. How do these people practice their Catholicism? That interested me. So I went to church here on Sunday, like I do most at home. I've been here for two weeks now. The first time I witnessed the Thanksgiving. The second time probably a normal Sunday.[..]