My job includes a fair amount of travelling. Some time ago I started taking pictures in every hotel I stayed in. Usually these pictures are  taken with Hipstamatic/Polarize/Lo-Mob/Plastic Bullet apps for iPhone. I don’t take these pictures to show how the rooms/views actually look like, it’s more about how these rooms and places make me feel or how they look to me when viewing the room from my bed or looking out of the window. So in this entry I will show you a small selection of my hotel pictures – hotel rooms, views out of the window, reflections…

Zagreb, Croatia.

Graz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

East Croydon, London, UK.

East Croydon, London, UK.

Rheinbrohl, Germany.

Rheinbrohl, Germany.

Graz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Graz, Austria.

Manchester, UK.

Manchester, UK.

Manchester, UK.

Manchester, UK.

Manchester, UK.

Poole, UK.

All pictures taken with iPhone Apps Hipstamatic, Lo-Mob, Polarize or Plastic Bullet.

Hipstamatic & Polarize IV

More Hipstamatic & Polarize pics, while I still hope to find some time this weekend to develop some rolls of film…

I like old or strange signs…

Lo-Mob picture. My brother.

Café Pumpkin in East Croydon.

I think this one was Gatwick airport, not sure though…

Some holiday pics. Nice place to stay – Rheinbrohl in Germany. Actually just the hotel was so nice, the village itself… not so sure! 🙂

Yes, my feet were pretty dirty, happens when walking barefooted.

All the things you need for holiday feeling!

View out of our hotel window.

Another hotel. Graz.


Taken out of the train window in Tirol.

Broken stuff.

This guy was crazy – driving his go-kart in between all the cars, chatting on his mobile.

Charming old-fashioned mailbox.



Again a pumpkin thingie (says something like “home-grown pumpkin”). My friends call me pumpkin, so now I could calculate how much I would cost.

Hipstamatic & Polarize III

Just a few iPhone snapshots in the meantime, the next entry should be up in a few days, I’m waiting for some films to be developed. Haven’t had much time to take pictures lately, but as summer is coming up, hopefully that should change in the next few weeks – holidays are coming! Plus a few days in London – business trip as usual, but I hope to bring back some pictures.

For now – yay for Hipstamatic & Co.

Summer sky.

Found this sign in Maribor (Marburg), Slovenia.

Another beautiful sign – this time from Vienna.

Morning in the underground.

More rubbish in the underground.

Can of tuna sitting on a wall. Strange thing to find on a hot summer day…

German fan bike shortly after they won the match against England.

Lost shoe in the first district.

Stay tuned for the next rolls of film!


More Hipstamatic & Polarize

Stuff I collected over the last few days… Finished two rolls of film as well, but have to wait till they are developed, so in the meantime more of Hipstamatic and Polarize…

This dog was looking out of the window and started barking at me, when I took out my iPhone. Perhaps it didn’t like to be photographed?


Short walk in the evening, came by these chairs, thought they had to be in colour, so again Hipstamatic and not B&W film.

Old magazines in a kiosk




Found some strawberries!

Love this kind of grass. It looks beautiful.

More colours.

That’s it folks!

iPhone Fun

Played around with Polarize and Hipstamatic App for iPhone… Just for fun! On my way home from work I went the longer way round the Ringstrasse. As it had just been raining colours were quite lush…

Somewhen in the evening, underground was empty…

In the morning on my way to work I found this. The sticker says “Please insert your votes for Mrs. Rosenkranz here!” (probably only funny for Austrians… she’s a politician and it was shortly before presidential elections).

More finds on my way to work…

This is how deserts can look like in Vienna…


On the way to Zagreb. The SatNav didn’t have the latest software, so it didn’t find the newly built motorway just across the Austrian border. The SatNav lady got pretty annoyed with us as we didn’t follow her instructions. She really wanted us to turn and get off the field she thought we were driving in. We switched her off shortly after these pictures, otherways she would have probably gone insane…

Zagreb while we were trying to find our hotel (the SatNav lady again told us to do strange things, like going through pedestrian areas… Which we actually really did in the end. We drove through the pedestrian area just to find two policemen who we asked for directions. They were really friendly and showed us the way, don’t think police in Vienna would have been so nice.).

Thought I’d share the most stunning view out of a hotel room window I ever have seen…

We went to a cinema in Zagreb where I found these lamps made of film strips and reels.

In the evening we wanted to go to a concert in a squat which we found out was the next day, which meant we were there but no concert, so we stayed and had a few bottles of beer with the squatters. Cool place and nice people. This is the only picture I have, as I took some with my Russian Lady (Kiev 4 rangefinder), but all of them were rubbish (wrong film, wrong exposure, …).

Nightwalk through Zagreb… Don’t remember what these places were exactly, but they looked nice.

Back in Vienna – smoking bin…


That’s all for now! Thanks for watching!