FEATURED ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Elke Vogelsang (GER)
Dogs are great, and we know that you love them too. Everytime we post the works of Elke Vogelsang the stats go till the sky. Few days ago she launched a new series, Urban Dogscapes, and we immediately knew this must be featured.
.V. contacted her to find out who is the person behind these great photos. Here is what she had to say about herself: - My name is Elke Vogelsang, people and pooch photographer. Photography is my passion and profession, my hobby gone wild, my daily creative outlet, and, next to the dogs, my favourite pastime. I’m proudly owned by three Spanish rescue dogs, which are life-savers, beloved family members and keen photo models. -
So here is the result, we give her the FEATURED ARTIST title and our header gallery, and we will exhibit her brilliant works in our header gallery for the coming week, plus we will post them on our Facebook and Instagram as well.
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Go Elke, go!
oh! oh! oh! there’s supercute wild boar piglet + French bulldog video footage!
Cuteness overload! MSNBC has the deets on this suspiciously Boston terrier-y looking French Bulldog at an animal shelter in Germany who has ‘adopted’ 6 wild boar piglets. You’re welcome.
Ahhhhh sweet Christmas traditions!
"Christmas is nearly upon us and, with all its commercialism and saccharine rituals, it’s all too easy to forget the true meaning of the season. Thankfully, the sanctity of this glorious holiday is still appreciated in parts of Germany and Austria where good, hardworking folk remember that Christmas isn’t merely about the gifts; it’s about dressing up like a cloven-hoofed demon, terrifying children with violent, demonic folklore and drinking 180-proof licorice-flavored liquor until you puke.
For centuries, our central European friends have scared the bejesus out of their children with tales of Krampus, a hairy, seven-foot-tall, horned fiend with a suggestive, Gene Simmons-esque tongue who accompanies Saint Nick on Christmas Eve to beat the hell out of naughty children with whips and branches from a birch tree. Like Santa, Krampus carries a satchel, but instead of filling it with presents, he stuffs it with children who have been especially bratty, before tossing them into a molten pit of flesh-charring destruction. Merry Christmas indeed.” (from The Awl).
This sunset photo taken at the ruins of the medieval Castle Neuhaus in Igersheim, Germany on November 12 is beautiful and amazing as sunspots are visible to the naked-eye.