New on the website: Genovevaburg in Mayen
New on Facebook: the Amphitheater of Pula
New on Facebook: the Vincentiuschurch in Heiligenblut
New on Facebook: Einersheimer Tor in Iphofen
New on Facebook: Molsheim
New on Facebook: the leaning tower of Pisa
New on Facebook: Portovenere
New on Facebook: Basilica di San Frediano in Lucca
Today, exactly 75 years ago, on July 10th, 1948, Kurt Hielscher died. Now, I finally updated his biography on the website a little bit, but I am definitely not ready with it and I am still eager to keep digging. Please, let me know if you find a mistake or have something to add. For now I think it gives an interesting insight in who he was and how he might have changed from an adventurer/traveler/photographer/lecturer to a careerphotographer, with a dark side in the end.
New on the website: Basque Country
New on the website: Počitelj
New on the website: Castillo de Alcalá de Guadaíra
New on Facebook: Neuschwanstein
The subpage on Dinkelsbühl expanded with the Rothenburger Tor
15-3-2023 - Hoooooooooray!!
Today, since the start of the website on the 1st of April 2021, the website received over 10.000 visitors according to Google Analytics!! And they come from all over the world and I am really proud of that!
New on the website: the stunning Burg Eltz
New on the website: Picos de Europa: Potes & Cangas de Onís
New on the website the lovely village of Algatocín in Andalucía.
New on the website: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
New on the website: Rastoke, Plitvice Lakes, Kuturevo and Senj
New on the website (but in progress so more to come): Dinkelsbühl
New on the website: Maribor
New post on Facebook: the Kurutziaga Gurutzea in Durango
New post on Facebook: the Weißer Turm in Rothenburg ob der Tauber
New on the website: Écija in Andalucía
Wow, my post about Kratovo nearly got a thousand likes and a lot of lovely and heartwarming comments in a group about travelling in Macedonia!!: Патувања низ Македонија
How cool is that!! Благодарам!!!
First Facebookpost on Dinkelsbühl with the Nördlinger Tor & Stadtmühle. More to come!
New on the website: Kratovo
New on the website: Zagreb
New on the website: Passau
New on the website: Varaždin in Croatia during Christmas time.
Look what I found! Four articles in Le Journal des Voyages from 1927 with work from Kurt Hielscher in it.
New on the website: Alsace & Lorraine
New on the website: The Aachener Dom
New on the website: Mostar
New on the website: Otočec Castle in Slovenia
New on Facebook: Cangas de Onís
New on the website: Kutná Hora
New reprinted edition of Kurt Hielscher's Romania edition by IPG Book Distribution
Originally published in 1933, Romania by Kurt Hielscher is an astonishing volume of photographs depicting the life of Romanian people in the interwar era. In 1931 he was invited by the Romanian government to visit the country. "As time went on," he said "every day, every week I loved the country more." It was a love that grew throughout 1931 and 1932 and resulted in over 5000 photographs of which 304 were finally selected for this album. Unfortunately in 1944, an Allied bombing destroyed his life's work after hitting his workshop in Poland. He lost over 40,000 photographs and negatives. This photo album is a recreation of Hielscher's work and brings an homage to the love and appreciation he showed for Romania. Featuring over 300 black and white and sepia photographs, a colorized cover, a preface from Octavian Goga, and an introduction by Ernest H. Latham, Jr., it's a one-of-a-kind collection for anyone interested in the history of Romania.
New on Facebook: Mañaria in Basque Country
New on the website: Merseburg in Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany.
New on the website: Lago Maggiore and a littlebit of Switzerland
New on the website: Sarajevo
New on the website: Luxemburg
New on the website: Soest in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
New on Facebook: The Nécropolis of Argiñeta near Elorrio, Vizcaya, Basque Country
New on the website: Pejë in Kosovo.
New on the website: Trakošćan Castle in Croatia
Hoooooooray. Facebook reminded me today, that the In the footsteps of Kurt Hielscher photoproject online exists for 5 years now. This was my first post:
And the link to MyCentury changed in the meantime.
New on the website: Stralsund & Rügen
Today I split the subpage on Donostia/San Sebastián and Pasai Donibane in two separate pages with some new then&now duo's:
One on Donostia/San Sebastián
And one on Pasai Donibane:
New on Facebook: Burg Eltz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, 1924 vs. 2022
New on the website: Dolceaqua in Italy and some photos from our stay at the Cote d'Azur in France last winter.
New on Facebook: Kamerlengo Castle, Trogir, Croatia. Check also https://www.inthefootstepsofkurthielscher.com/trogir/
New on facebook: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
New on Facebook: Kaysersberg in the Alsace, France.
New on Facebook: Stadshus Stockholm
New on Facebook: Rastoke in Croatia
New on Facebook: Gerona, Spain
New on Facebook: Isola Bella, Lago Maggiore, Italy
New on Facebook: Genovevaburg in Mayen, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany.
New on the website: New on the website: Arcos de la Frontera, Jerez de la Frontera & Vejer de la Frontera in Cadíz, Andalucía, Spain
During my holidays the past two weeks I visited several places where Kurt Hielscher made his photos. I have been to Freiburg im Breisgau, checked out the Genovevaburg in Mayen and Burg Eltz in Germany, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr in France and around Lago Maggiore in Italy. Here a photo and the link to my first post on Facebook from picturesque Riquewihr in the Alsace in France.
New on the website: Český Krumlov
New on the website: Tangermünde, Sachsen Anhalt.
New on the website: Ljubljana in Slovenia.
New on the website: Litoměřice in the Czech Republic
Today I opened a Contact & Support page on the website. If you'd like to, you can get in touch with me directly, and find ways to supprot my project. There's also the possibility to become a sponsor. I need a sponsor soon to be able to tackle the problem of running out of bandwidth. With some 1.000 visitors on the site in the first ten days of January bandwith limits for the rest of the month are almost there. Solution: a twice as expensive subscription. If you are interested, send me a message, please via the new contactpage.
New on the website: Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
While longing to go to new places where Kurt Hielscher made his photos, I am making a puzzle of one of them. Can you guess where this is? Every few days I'll provide an update in the comment section of the post on my Facebookpage.
New on the website: Novo Selo & Shtip.
New post: Castle of Veianen/Vianden, Lëtzebuerg.
9-12-2021 - Hooooooray!!
Last night, I received the 3.000th unique visitor on the website, ànd the 5.000th view!! (according to Google Analytics)
I don't know if that is a lot or not?? But it feels good. And my visitors come from everywhere!
Thanks for all your support, enthusiasm and positive response😊👍
New on the website: Prague
New on the website: Sevilla
New on the website: Dubrovnik
New: Ronda, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
New post: Helsingborg, Sweden
New countrypage: Czech Republic
Český Krumlov, 31st of December
New blog about Venice with the Ponte dei Sospiri, the Ponte di Rialto and some more. And a collection of Carnival portraits.
New countrypage: Italy. Soon I hope to make the first blogs from Venice and Rome.
Making a start on Instagram: "One day Kurt Hielscher brought me to .... the beautiful city of Ceský Krumlov😍🇨🇿
New post: Charming Raesfeld Castle, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Last night, I received my 1000th unique visitor on my new website according to Google Analytics.!!
And that within only a month after its launch on the 4th of April, without any paid advertising!! I don't know if that is a lot or not?? But it feels good. And my visitors come from everywhere!
New post: The beautiful city of Trogir, Croatia
Launched the country subpage for Germany.
New post: the beautiful city of Antequera, Màlaga, Andalucía, Spain.
New country subpage: Spain
Due to the pandemic I am currently not travelling abroad. A trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina in March 2020 had to be cancelled, unfortunately. So I bought myself a 1928 photobook of my own country, The Netherlands, to do something in the meantime, not by the hand of Kurt Hielscher, but with work from various photographers. I called this project "Holland 1928-now".