Downright Me

A crafter's journal



Change is coming!

Dear friends, I have decided to change my blogging format. In the future my photography related blog will now be found here: Simulacrum - out in left field. Click on the name to get redirected. On Simulacrum I will share my newest pictures as... Continue Reading →


Turn new into old

Last month I took some pictures at the Sechseläuten in Zürich. It is a parade of the guilds in historical costumes. I liked the colorful clothes but in the end I wanted to do something different with the pictures. I thought it... Continue Reading →

Twilight Zone

Off all the places in Zurich one keeps fascinating me so much that I find myself stopping by there on a regular basis. It is the Escher Wyss Platz. There is a bridge that crosses the river with tram tracks underneath, running... Continue Reading →

Step up to a new challenge

Read all about my experience with the Coursera Course "Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR"

Confession of a Lake Lover

Ice, Ice, Baby

Who says museums are boring?

I always liked museums, even as a kid, but of course there are really great ones and those that bore you to tears. Find out how much fun a visit to a museum can be.

A Walk in the snow

A short story about snow, milk dispensers and views

Of Tickets and Icicles

How buing a bus ticket has a big impact on my look on life.

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