From surfing to photography, Porsche and New Zealand | meeting Photographer Stephan Romer in his Düsseldorf studio

It is a Tuesday morning in his studio and gallery in Düsseldorf. Photographer Stephan Romer is preparing some recent work for further treatments. A few hours before he is leaving for a 30 hours plus flight to New Zealand. “My wife is a Kiwi,” Stephan Romer says. Originally from Düsseldorf, western Germany, he now shares his time between the remote island in the pacific and … Continue reading From surfing to photography, Porsche and New Zealand | meeting Photographer Stephan Romer in his Düsseldorf studio

Aerial photos of the Pyrenees and Spain | Exclusive report by Author, Adventurer, Economic Innovator and Pilot Garrett Fisher

It is a special series we host, here on the transatlantic diablog. Based on the special, unique and very personal stories of author, adventurer and economic innovator Garrett Fisher. Now living in the south of Germany, Fisher originally moved there from the United States – with a special airplane. Here is another one of his photo-reports – about flying with an old aeroplane. In my last post … Continue reading Aerial photos of the Pyrenees and Spain | Exclusive report by Author, Adventurer, Economic Innovator and Pilot Garrett Fisher

The end of an island: The exceptional history of Dutch island Schokland

The early 20th century. The Netherlands worked out a special plan: Reclaiming parts of land from the sea and creating one of world’s largest man-made islands – just by building dykes and pumping out the water. In 1941/42 the Noordoostpolder was reclaimed and cultivated. Today, more than 70 years later, no building, street or canal is older than that. Almost. Exceptions are Urk, a town … Continue reading The end of an island: The exceptional history of Dutch island Schokland