Category: travel

28
Jan

.clean your soul.

we were very honored to share a special event at the pura tirta empul. it´s a very sacred place, were hundreds of hindus and especially balinese people gather at full moon and black moon to wash their souls, clean their bodies from bad karma and get blessed.

what a nice ritual which i really recommend. i´m not super religious and i know we have some similar ritual in the catholic church, but this fits me more than our ancient customs. and i really belief in karma. so i always try to respect human being and animals and even those poor idiots who treat everything like a trashcan. and all you trashcan people out there… it will find you, when you don´t expect it!

the people are so peaceful here – from head to toe! and i think this is really missing in other persuasions. and please don´t take it too serious. religion is just a filler not the finish. a good surrounding can bring you peace inside, and a smile will took it out. so if you are really unlucky in your job or your environment, than that´s probably not your right and final destination. you need a change and you will find friends everywhere around the globe.

language is not a barrier. hate is a barrier. bliss and joy, that´s what everybody tries to find. so i repeat myself more than once, but get your ass off the cosy couch, snap a passport and join life! nature is happening, and life is happening, now, and now, and now, and now and now….you missing it… and now and now, and now…. and safe my fucking planet!

impressions below

Tagalalang

Doppeldaumen

Longtime expose

Und Ente

Elephant Temple

Monkey Forrest

Affenköpfe

Sosro

Opfertisch

Get Blessed

Wampenbad2

Wampenbad

Opferschale

Monkeys Crossing

∇ pura tirta empul, ubud, bali, indonesia.

 

25
Jan

.thanks for having us.

we are getting deeper and deeper into our little bali adventure. the kindness of every single person blows our minds. i mean what happened to our society in europe and north america, that we unlearned to smile?! everybody – everywhere! i think, the quest of happiness really made us unhappy.

traveling opens your soul in every direction, everybody all over the world have some problems from time to time… that´s human being, but how do you handle it really makes the difference. and i think we should not take every single problem or detail too serious, just smile it away. not everything, i´m not stupid, but begin with small things.

now we know what hate brings us along the way. everybody is scared about terror and refugees, dumbasses for presidents, or ludicrous public figures. so we forgot the good things, the good politicians, the amazing artists, and the foreign friends we made so far. it starts with a decision.

please bring back some love, good spirit, and some good prospects to the future. i really looking forward to this…

and don´t forget – beautiful things don´t ask for attention!

quick impressions below

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot earlier

"T

The Umrella Security

Helping Hand

Puddle

Selphy

Ubud Rice Terrace square

Ubud Rice Terrace

∇ pura tanah lot, canguu, ubud, bali, indoesia

19
Jan

.lousy living.

here is a little story that goes like this:

once there was a time – a young couple decided to go afar.

then what seemed like an eternity, they open their eyes and find themselves  in one of this unique places mother nature ever built. but that will not last for a long time. why are people making pigs of themselves and treat this awesome places and the locals like a plague of locusts?!? i don’t get that… all you’re children will not be able to feel this uniqueness of mother nature and this warm hearted marvelous people we met in bali here.

so we are more than happy to made that decision now and be able to bring joy to the people and spend a good time with them, to give something back, and have an interaction with the environment, and not to take everything away like a bacteria rankles a host  - this is  a first world problem – to take all you get because you have some money and so you feel more superior to someone??? but for a really good karma and for a good footprint on this planet…  give something back and be patient and kind to everyone, universally! you can take it from me, the people don´t give a shit about your bank account, they have a reaaaally lucky live without all of you!

so safe my fucking planet asshole!

quick impressions below

 

Uluwatu

Japanese Girl @Uluwatu

Cowball

Heart Beach Life

Wayan4 Wayan3

Local Surf Pro Kamafari receptionist

D`Ori16 D`Ori14

D`Ori12 D`Ori9

D`Ori6

D`OriFamily2

Dog Life

∇ uluwatu & canggu, bali, indonesia

15
Jan

.bapak & Ibu baum.

selamat siang,

we arrived after an 25h flight from stuttgart-frankfurt-bangkok in bali at the marvelous uluwatu. and yes – as you probably
can see – it is indeed sweet. the great kamafari surf camp is an awesome host with lovely people all over the place and soul food which i really recommend to everyone.

www.kamafari-surfcamps.com

and this is the direct link to the camp:

http://www.kamafari-surfcamps.com/en/bali-uluwatu-en/

thank you so much for having us!!!

it´s just the second day so i cannot really show you guys the awesomeness of this area. but i will try my best to shoot every detail in the next few days to make a longer post.
first impressions below!

sampai jumpa

Der Angler

Angel zu fünft

Padang

Splash

Spieln

Felsen

Wasser zu eim drittel

 

Sleepy Dog

Handstand

Padang Padang

 

∇ uluwatu, bali, indonesia

28
Dez

.merry x-mas all of you.

i had a lovely christmas this year with my family near the swabian alb. this landscape has a very unique romantic which i really recommend. sadly it was not snowing in this year, but hopefully it will in the next few weeks. don´t miss that, if you are ever in the near.

can´t wait for our wonderful trip to bali, new zealand and japan the next half a year, so stay tuned.

and thanks to my wife, my new family, my mom and my dad, the support you’re giving us, you are the greatest for me, that was a hell of a year!

my name is baum!

 

impressions below…

yellow-gras

wegrand

 

 

 

 

weg

blumen_

blume

my-name-is-baum_ my-name-is-baum

hannaajumping-hanna

high-tension spaziern

alb schafstardestroyer

lines-with-peak

stardestroyer-from-inside

15
Dez

.archilover.

nightshifts in stuttgart. strolling around and let the time pass by. this is my home and i love every single inch of it …quick impressions below.

we are continuing our journey in three weeks. so stay tuned for our amazing trip through bali, new zealand and japan.

schloss-solitude

stuttgart-overview

stuttgart

cine

am-feuersee  beim-park

 

 

dak

monte-scherbelino

pavillon

goin-home

gegenlicht

birkenkopf

06
Dez

.kaiser mountains.

this impressive, massive mountain is called the “wilder kaiser” @ st. johann, austria.

never met more marvelous people than there! so i can´t wait to have my next huber beer there! hmmmmm yummy!

st-johann-wilder-kaiser

kitzbuehl-wilder-kaiser

kitzbuehl-st-johann

 

06
Dez

.from dusk till dawn.

when photography means more than passion to you – i call it a noble savage.

memories-before-dying

statue-of-liberty

skymall

i-dare-you

look-downtown

nineelevenmall

 

25
Nov

.lost & found.

any new yorker is a welcome refugee! i know you are lost in nowhere at this time…

the-arche

pins

brooklyn-detail

bridges-aint-shit

bronx

empire

chambers-street

myrtle-ave

ny-townhall

flat-iron

grand-central-hall

one-world-tower

photography-dogs

new-yorker-tourists

new-york-public-library

north-east-passage

grand-central-station

break-beat-boys

43st-bryan-park

big-balcony

grand-central_

smoking-svenska

financial-yuppie

wallportrait

 

23
Nov

.dear diary.

.AN OPEN LETTER TO NYC.

Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten
From the Battery to the top of Manhattan
Asian, Middle-Eastern and Latin
Black, White, New York you make it happen

Brownstones, water towers, trees, skyscrapers
Writers, prize fighters and Wall Street traders
We come together on the subway cars
Diversity unified, whoever you are
We’re doing fine on the One and Nine line
On the L we’re doin’ swell
On the number Ten bus we fight and fuss
‘Cause we’re thorough in the boroughs and that’s a must
I remember when the Deuce was all porno flicks
Running home after school to play PIX * 1
At lunch I’d go to Blimpies down on Montague Street
And hit the Fulton Street Mall for the sneakers on my feet
Dear New York I hope you’re doing well
I know a lot’s happen and you’ve been through hell
So, we give thanks for providing a home
Through your gates at Ellis Island we passed in droves

Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten
From the Battery to the top of Manhattan
Asian, Middle-Eastern and Latin
Black, White, New York you make it happen

The L.I.E. the B.Q.E
Hippies at the band shell with the L.S.D.
Get my BVD’s from VIM
You know I’m reppin’ Manhattan the best I can
Stopped off at Bleeker Bob’s got thrown out
Sneakin’ in at 4: 00 am after going out
You didn’t rob me in the park at Dianna Ross

But everybody started looting when the light went off
From the South South Bronx on out to Queens Bridge
From Hollis Queens right down to Bay Ridge
From Castle Hill to the Lower East Side
From 1010 WINS to Live At Five
Dear New York this is a love letter
To you and how you brought us together
We can’t say enough about all you do
‘Cause in the city were ourselves and electric too

Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten
From the Battery to the top of Manhattan
Asian, Middle-Eastern and Latin
Black, White, New York you make it happen

Shout out the South Bronx where my mom hails from
Right next to High Bridge across from Harlem
To the Grand Concourse where my mom and dad met
Before they moved on down to the Upper West
I see you’re still strong after all that’s gone on
Life long we dedicate this song
Just a little something to show some respect
To the city that blends and mends and tests
Since 911 we’re still livin’
And lovin’ life we’ve been given
Ain’t nothing gonna take that away from us
Were lookin’ pretty and gritty ’cause in the city we trust
Dear New York I know a lot has changed
2 towers down but you’re still in the game
Home to many rejecting know one
Accepting peoples of all places, wherever they’re from

Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten
From the Battery to the top of Manhattan
Asian, Middle-Eastern and Latin
Black, White, New York you make it happen

now i can cross “listening Beasty Boys on top of Rockefeller Center” from my Bucket List. check.
new-york-sunset
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bleeker-street
.on-top-of-rockefeller
.bryan-park
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blue-hour-dumbo
.party-subway-m-line
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williamsburg-bridge