I like to make things visible the naked eye isn't able to see. That's part of my profession as a radiologist, too.

  • Architecture

    Schwetzingen

    A walk through the castle gardens of Schwetzingen is always a highlight. On a warm and sunny autumn day everything is beautiful. Warmth and colors seem to be caressing you.

    The ancient ruler in the 18th century built a mosque to demonstrate his tolerance. Today inside was a cool light in contrast to the autumn colors outside.

    Dome of the Mosque in the castle gardens of Schwetzingen © Julian Köpke
  • Texture

    Lampshade of winding glas

    We were meeting in a room formerly dedicated to staff members of the bishop, down in the basement of a nice summer residence (Eremitage Waghäusel). We heard an extensive talk about the conditions of sincerity and dishonesty of men, given by a writer and journalist. 

    When does a human being lie ? Is there a difference between males and females ? How does behavior change with social status ? Monkeys, aware of good food, send their group in the wrong direction to enjoy their  observation on their own. What is good, what is bad ?

    This nice lampshade attracted me immediately when entering the room. I like the shape. The illusion of a lampshade close to natural structures like bark. Is light true ? What does it tell me ? Our brain tends to ignore the color of light. A cam doesn’t tell the truth, either. I had to think of friends.

    Texture
    Lampshade of windig glass © Julian Köpke
  • General

    Relaunch

    My new homepage is brought more and more into line. I’m pretty happy about the seamless integration of my astrophotographies as a top menu link in the new design. To be more precise technically: astrophotographies reside as a subdomain now. Painting with light became the leading website.