Of all the many photos I take, I do like street photography the most. Going out, looking for interesting motifs, generally having to react fast to get the picture I want, it certainly is fun.
More than that, it never ceases to amaze me how you are almost always surprised by events. I walk up and down streets that I have known for the past thirty years, even if, as is in the case of the city centre, the shops change quickly.
This morning I walked almost the whole length of one of the main shopping streets, Karolinstr. Almost at the end of it, I was wondering why I had not gone straight home from work.
Then I saw a pigeon sitting in the water from a fountain and enjoying the sun and the water flowing along his legs and stomach. It was a start.
A few metres further on I saw two old people eating pretzels and intensely staring at something or other – perhaps the fountain. Those two were too good to miss.
Off down the Breite Gasse in the vague direction of the railway station, I quickly snapped a picture of a seller of the Straßenkreuzer. The sellers are often homeless or live in shelters. In any case they are not exactly the most well off of people. They earn money by selling a magazine that they also write. This particular seller had dozed off with a copy of his magazine in the hand. If you look closely to the right of him, you can also see a window cleaner spray in the window obviously forgotten by one of the shop assistants.
I had finally reached the Lorenz Church and was about to turn right in the direction of the main railway station. The girl with red hair immediately caught my eye and the colours of those walking past her made the picture even more interesting.
Walking down the Königstr I saw a man with a rather nasty looking fighting dog that was carrying a cloth children’s puppet in its mouth. That picture didn’t quite work out, unfortunately.
The last part of the walk was past the Neues Museum, the New Museum. It is always good for pictures as the glass walls reflect very well. A few pictures later I was at the main railway station.