THE BLOG

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

01
Jan

.how to start with confidence and a degree of humility.

a new number on the paper, and everybody is full with confidence to the world and faith to change everything in society. but it will only happen, when everybody is ready to change his own behavior, is ready to help his neighbor, children, friends or foreigner.

yes we can! at least the most of us… but only if you stop making stupid people famous, vote them for presidents, parliamentarian, majors and so on. we are the streets, the populace, the tribe, or whatever social squad you´re in. but be smart. please let´s stay together as one nation. respect, animals, other opinions, sexualities, preferences, except of your freak shit, then think about it and search for some help! we are all humans, no matter if you are black, white, yellow, brown, straight or gay. we are an evolution of animals by accident. i know you don´t like this thought, but that´s not a fiction, that´s the naked truth! two thousand years ago, we thought the planet is flat, a thousand years ago we´re used to trust that witches can perform miracles, nearly two hundred years ago we invented machines that brought us from one place to another, faster then any horse. now everybody has his own smartphone with as much as knowledge as anytime before, but behave as dump as two thousand years ago. the only miracle what happened any second, minute, hour, day, week, year and decades is nature.

so let us safe this fucking planet!

yes, we can feed any human on this planet, but we don´t. we can possibly fly to other planets, but we don’t. we can have peace, but we don´t. and we can love each other, but we don´t! the barrier is our own mind and intelligence! but if we think about the past hundred years, do you think we are that intelligent??? oh im sorry you finished college and make billions of dollars, cause you sell notional things. but you stopped learning at the school of life!

i feel shame for all of us!

so get your ass off your cosy sofa, study hard, be patient and smart, don´t belief any stupid shit, make your own personal opinion, visit other countries, try to learn and understand their point of view, respect the older generation – one day you will be in the same situation, and possibly the most important point….. have fun and find someone you can share this adventure which we call – LIFE. make a good footprint on this planet, so then we can have the chance for a long and fortunate time. together!

we call it 2017. let´s do this…

sundowner

sundowner-high baerensee-high baerensee

eisblume-anderst

eisblume

eisblume-2 eissee

 

eiswueste

tannehanna-baerig

 

eis-baum-see

frostbaum-high allein-im-wald frostbaeume

zusammen-im-wald

sorry for spelling and grammar, i´m still learning…

 

 

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