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Thursday, 16. April 2015

Las Vegas Timelapse

Las Vegas Timelapse from Lucasberg on Vimeo.
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Saturday, 07. March 2015

Deepest Cave

Deepest Cave


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Sunday, 01. March 2015

The Miracle in the Ant

Modern day cities are formed when millions of people come together. People have always felt the need for rules and regulations in order to guarantee their peace and security. It would be impossible to do that without them. Another fact about the modern life of society is individualism. Each individual in a society has his own aims and plans. Most individuals put their interests before anything else. The interests of society and other people come after those. That selfish morality means there are poor, hungry and homeless people all over the world.

Let us now imagine an enormous city. Imagine hundreds of thousands of individuals living in it. Yet noone considers his own interests. On the contrary, they put the interests of society and others first. Imagine everyone working with great self-sacrifice, with no terrible urge to be first. Imagine there is no conflict there.

Such a society probably goes beyond the bounds of human imagining. Yet such a society does really exist on the earth. And what is more, just about everywhere on it. The living things that constitute that miraculous society are ants.

Ants live in colonies of hundreds of thousands and even millions of individuals. Every one in the colony carries out its responsibilities to the full. Noone creates any problems over its position or job. The important thing is the survival of the colony of which it is a part. Each one will give up its life if necessary. It is impossible to find one hungry or homeless individual. That is because there is an enormous cooperation, harmony and sharing between them. Even a single drop of water is shared. Foodstuffs are collected and stored in the nest to be shared out again. There is absolutely no selfishness among ants. Not one is at a loose end. Each one is part of a giant organization. Each one is devoted to the part of the organization outside itself. With their social life and social organization, so superior to that of man, ants are all proof of God’s art of creation.

Let us now consider a few species of ant, and together see the miracles of creation manifested in these tiny creatures.

Awesome ant documentary! Runtime 38 minutes.

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Wednesday, 30. June 2010

The Lion Man

Ohh my ... I love these magnificent creatures!
This is an unbelievable view to wild life ...

Posted at 30.06.10 @ 22:40 | Category Clips & Pics | Nature & Environment |

Monday, 02. February 2009

It's Time to Stop Blogging

Hello everyone, sorry it's taken me a while to come over here with this: I have decided to end this blog, after doing around 6000 postings over about 4 years. So I owe you an explanation.

There was a time when I couldn't even imagine not being a blogger. My identity as such has been both something that distinguishes me in the eyes of real world friends and family and also something that has given me friends and family whom I've never met in person.

All things have life cycles - blogging doesn't need me anymore. It'll go on just as well, maybe even better, with some new space opened up for some new things. But more important to me, there will be new space for me. Blogging not only takes a lot of time (which I don't begrudge it, I love writing) but it also limits what I can do. So I have decided to move onto other activities. Or maybe I remembered how to be a poet in the real world.


Understand that our time on this planet is very limited and there are so many interesting things in life. You must choose how to spend the time that is given you, and if the majority of it is spent blogging, you really need to reconsider that choice.

I was among the "A-List" bloggers and I enjoyed what weblogs have to offer, but I don't use weblogs as my sole source of knowledge and self-affirmation. Always remember that the "blogosphere" is an echo chamber that can give you a very distorted image of reality if consumed without enough perspective. The vast majority of the online world does not read or write weblogs, and in no way are we smarter or hipper or more interesting or better informed than they are.

Yes folks, it is the end of an era -- or at least, the end of this blog as we know it.
And of course, I'll keep this blog. It will remain available as an archive.
Perhaps I will do some posts in the future of some of my favorite things ... maybe.

So good luck to everyone and I wish you all a good life!

Posted at 02.02.09 @ 15:55 | Category Personal & Private |

Sunday, 14. December 2008

Pearls of the Caribbean - Bayahibe, Hacienda Dominicus Resort

We had a fantastic time, a glorious vacation and the fabulous cruise was perfect! We will definitely go on a cruise again! Maybe next year ...
So enjoy the last video of Bayahibe

Not so famous like Punta Cana and not so crowded like Boca Chica, the La Romana/Bayahibe region in the southeast of Dom Rep still offers beautiful beaches and nice resorts.

For the next 7 days we stayed in Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, three miles from the fishing village of Bayahibe.

Part 1: The resort area - what a lovely place! This resort offers peace and seclusion. Everything is surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. Fountains spin & fly in just about every corner of the main complex. I loved the tame Flamingos.

Part 2 (start around 05:42): Sports & Fun - over all days, there was a wide variety of land and watersports and other activities.

Part 3 (start around 08:16): At the beach & around - the resort is situated directly on Bayahibe beach. We enjoyed often to grab a cocktail or two from the beach bar. A nice place to sit and watch the world go by.

Part 4 (start around 15:13): Sunset and the beautiful display of sky color that occurred shortly after the sunset. Just one of them ...

On March 27th we had to fly home ... but we definitely left a little piece of our heart in the Caribbean.


Note: It's a 18 min HD video and a pretty large file (300MB+), it takes awhile to load! If the player stops, this could be because the server is overloaded, your Internet connection is slow, and/or overall Internet is slow. You may need to pause it and let the video load a bit more before watching it straight through.

Previous Video: One day at sea and arrival Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
First Video: Aruba & Start of the Cruise

Posted at 14.12.08 @ 10:38 | Category Personal & Private | Travel & Places |

Tuesday, 09. December 2008

Pearls of the Caribbean - Day at Sea & Arrival Santo Domingo

The cruise came to an end. But the adventure continued ... enjoy!

Part 1: March 19th - Final day of the cruise at sea. Some impressions of the ship, some last shopping, a lazy afternoon and a wonderful sunset.

Part 2 (start around 05:42): Arrival at Santo Domigo, Dominican Republic, March 20th at 6.20 am.

Everybody went home - we wanted to stay longer.

Part 3 (start around 08:14): Per Taxi to Bayahibe,
Hacienda Dominicus Resort. Impressions from the drive.


Note: It's a 11 min HD video and a pretty large file (300MB+), it takes awhile to load! If the player stops, this could be because the server is overloaded, your Internet connection is slow, and/or overall Internet is slow. You may need to pause it and let the video load a bit more before watching it straight through.

Upcoming Video: Bayahibe
Previous Video: St. Kitts

Posted at 09.12.08 @ 14:57 | Category Personal & Private | Travel & Places |

Christmas And Holiday Cards For Geeks


The newspaper The Telegraph has a rundown of the funniest seasonal cards for geeks, nerds and webheads: Christmas And Holiday Cards For Geeks

Posted at 09.12.08 @ 14:56 | Category Various & Sundry |

Cute Animal Christmas Song

No commet - *lol*

(via The Presurfer)

Posted at 09.12.08 @ 14:45 | Category Clips & Pics |

New News Stories in Photographs

The recent "acqua alta" (high water) in Venice, Italy reached a depth of 1.56 meters (5 ft, 1 in.) on Monday - the deepest flood in 22 years, and the fourth highest flood level in recent history, claimed Venice's Tide Center. The water began to subside on Tuesday, while residents and tourists made their way through the city, hip-waders or not - one man even took the opportunity to ride his wakeboard through Piazza San Marco (until police stepped in). Although this flood was severe enough for the mayor to ask tourists to temporarily stay home, Venetian floods are fairly routine, several occurring every year, and residents usually take it all in stride.

Venice under Water (25 photos total)


Photographer Mike Hettwer has been kind enough to share with us some of his photographs depicting what remains of the Green Sahara. About 9,000 years ago, a very wet climate prevailed in parts of the Sahara Desert called the Neolithic Subpluvial period. Lasting several thousand years, this Green Sahara was home to many grassland and woodland animals as well as humans. While on an expedition for dinosaur fossils with paleontologist Paul Sereno in Niger in 2000, Hettwer discovered a burial area containing hundreds of skeletons from two distinct cultures, each thousands of years old - the Kiffian and Tenerian.

Green Sahara (17 photos total)


And don't miss the Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar 2008


Posted at 09.12.08 @ 14:34 | Category News & Informations | Photography & Pictures |

Tumble Waiter

Move slowly, destroying bulk food blocks (blocks disappear by clicking on them) as you go and you might get the order to the table in one piece. If you have to redo an order the cost of the food will be taken out of your points ... good luck!

Tumble Waiter


Posted at 09.12.08 @ 14:16 | Category Games & Toys |

Critter Carols

Send a pet e-card and let your dog or cat wish your family and friends a happy holiday season! These funny holiday greeting cards from Critter Carols feature your dog or cat singing. Just upload a photo of your pet to a wintry background, choose a holiday song, and let 'em sing, let 'em sing, let 'em sing!

Critter Carols, An ElfYourself For Your Pets!


Posted at 09.12.08 @ 13:52 | Category Various & Sundry |

Ice Hotel

Ten thousand years ago, glaciers carved a riverbed and the Torne River was born. Since then, the crystal-clear, pure water of the Torne River has flowed freely along its 600-kilometer path through Lapland out to the sea in the southeast.

The entire Ice Hotel is on loan from the mighty Torne River and is a place where time stands still. When the spring comes and then finally the summer, the entire creation will once again become part of the rushing rapids coursing toward the sea.

If it is possible to build a hotel of ice in a small village 200km inside the Arctic Circle, which strikes the whole world with amazement, then anything is possible. The story of Ice Hotel is indeed a fairy tale come true.

Sweden's no 1 destination: Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi.


You may also like:
MegaStructures: Ice Hotel
A film by by National Geographic, 2004 - Duration 47 minutes

And don't miss to tune in live art work!

Between the 5th and 20th of December, you can follow the artist Benny Ekman crafting his Art suite "Get bad" in ICEHOTEL. Each day, Benny will switch on the web cam in his suite to share his art project with the whole world. So tune in the Benny cam, and watch ice and snow being chiseled into beautiful art.

To the Benny cam


Posted at 09.12.08 @ 13:42 | Category Travel & Places |

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