Some friends and I took an afternoon out in Augsburg last weekend, after finishing a conference trip to Bavaria. It was my first visit to Germany and I was keen to see something of the historic life of the town.
The tree lined walk ways and quaint old alleys, amidst modern life, gave plenty of sights for tourists.
I took my Sony RX100 in my pocket, on aperture priority most of the time. It was great for quick shots at the 28mm end of the zoom. I also tried some shots with the high contrast black and white picture effect mode – it seemed to add to the atmosphere of the old city.
It was late spring and locals and tourists were relaxing in the city squares.
The history was there to stumble across, from Reformation churches, still echoing of the turbulent times half a millennium ago, to imposing, ornate buildings with oak and wrought iron doors.
It was a great place to wander around inconspicuously and absorb the sights and sounds. My first experience of old Germany and I really appreciated the opportunity to look and capture timeless moments.