Museumsnacht Dresden

It’s a great tradition that Dresden is opening up its museums once a year for a “Night at the Museum” or in German “Museumsnacht”. For a very attractive price you get to roam through most of Dresden’s famous art galleries and all other renowned museums which Dresden is known for. On top most museums have arranged for some very special performances or special exhibitions that are normally not open to the public.

Albertinum | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/40s, f/2, ISO 200

Verkehrsmuseum | Leica SL | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH. | 1/80s, f/2, ISO 400

Die Schwärmer

Last Thursday up and coming author Willi Hetze presented his debut novel “Die Schwärmer” in Dresden. Moderated by Andrea O’Brien and Katharina Salomo he took the audience on a captivating journey into the dystopian narrative of his new book that is set in a not too distant (and perhaps not too unlikely) future.

For the German followers among you, you can buy Hetze’s “Die Schwärmer” at Amazon or in a bookstore of your choice :).

Klangteppich

“Klangteppich” is a local band from Dresden which happened to have a gig at the same TV show where writer Willi Hetze was interviewed. So I took the occasion and tried capturing some of their performance as well. It’s a pity that I couldn’t capture the music though :).

All pictures taken with a Leica M Monochrom | Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 or Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH.

A Night at the Opera

Believe it or not, I own my Leica M Monochrom for over a year now, and I have never before tried a night-shot with it. This is my first attempt.

Shot in Leipzig at the Leipzig Opera House “Musikalische Komödie”

Leica M Monochrom | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 @ 1/125s and f/1.4 | ISO 320

Leica M Monochrom | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 @ 1/125s and f/1.4 | ISO 320