Photo of the week: Blue skies over Cologne

Foto der Woche

Juli and Fee, two bloggers from Germany that I read regularly, love photography as much as I do and for 2014 they have started a blog  and photography project called “Foto der Woche” (photo of the week). The blog is in German, but photos naturally speak without words.

Every Wednesday, I’ll share my “Glücklichmacher” (= my favorite photo of the week that makes me happy and fills my heart with joy) with you here on my blog.

If you want to join, you just do the same and then link your blog post via comment to the corresponding weekly post on “Foto der Woche“, because clearly, if you’ve been documenting your life through photos via your blog, Instagram or any other social media platforms, you already have all that it takes to participate.

On the first of each month, Juli and Fee will pick one favorite photo of the month which will be featured in a downloadable photo calendar next year. How’s that for some motivation?

And without further ado, here’s my “Glücklichmacher” #1.

Blue skies over Cologne

Blue skies over Cologne (taken December 30, 2013)

This photo was taken last week on December 30, 2013 in Köln (Cologne), Germany. I was fortunate enough to spend the holidays back home with my family. I grew up in a small town outside of Cologne, but as most of you know, when people ask me where I am from, I proudly tell them that I am from the Rhineland. When I think of home, I think of Köln.

  1. I enjoyed reading your english explanation sooo much! Thank you for introducing our little project to people outside of germany :) Aaand of course thank you for contributing so fast. I can’t believe that so many people are already taking part tonight!

    Liebe Grüße ;)

  2. Best view in da world. :) :) :) Great shot!

    Have a lovely weekend – it’s nearly here. Hope you’re doing well.

    xo, Nadine

  3. Das ist aber schön, dass du dabei bist <3
    Ich kann mich da Juli nur in Gänze anschließen. Meinst du, du kannst die Privateinstellungen des Fotos ändern, so dass ich es pinnen kann? Oder es noch mal woanders hochladen, so dass pinnen möglich ist? Wir haben ein Board angelegt, wo wir alle Beiträge pinnen wollen, einmal als schöne Übersicht für die Teilnehmer, aber auch als Übersicht für uns, wenn wir am Ende des Monats das Foto des Monats auswählen… Wäre ja schade, wenn du und dein Bild in der Übersicht fehlen!

    Liebe Grüße, Fee

  4. oh this is so pretty, love it.

  5. So beautiful! I wish that when I had been in Germany for Army stuff that I’d had more time to explore. It was in Germany that I first visited a structure older than the US, and I’ll never, ever forget that because it was such a crazy cool experience.

  6. Such breathtaking architecture :)

  7. This is a great idea. I wanted to do a photo a day project but was afraid I wouldn’t have the drive or tiem and just quit. Picking a favorite photo of the week is much easier.

  8. The project sounds really good! I think I am gonna join! :)

  9. I love any sort of photography project that encourages us to get out and take more photos! I look forward to seeing your weekly updates. Last year, I did a photo-a-day project in February that I’m going to do again this year (I’m giving myself January to get caught up on life). I’m looking forward to getting out there, taking more photos and pushing myself.

  10. Hach, wie schön! Und es geht mir genauso. Ich bin auch in einem sehr kleinen Kaff rund um Köln groß geworden. Und es ist heute noch so, dass mein Herzchen ein Stückchen schneller schlägt, wenn ich den Dom sehe.
    Köln ist Heimat!
    Wirklich ein tolles Bild!

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