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Blogger meeting with Streets of Nuremberg

Last Saturday was a special day for me, I’m not soon to forget. I had my first ever blogger meeting with the very talented Marcus from Streets of Nuremberg. A big shout out and thank you goes out to him for making this day possible. I once said that one of the biggest, most precious gifts we can give another person is our time, and Marcus did exactly that.

After a few suggestions, we decided to visit the town of Schwäbisch Hall and capture some magic. Marcus is a master of the most amazing street photography so it was a real treat to be right there on location with him. Please see his images from our trip in my prior post (re blog) called Rhapsody. I had to smile at each cool shot, remembering exactly how it came to be.

The images here are my own, and my answer in addition to what you already seen from his post. I would never dare to compare myself to him, and yet I believe that we both captured some pretty neat shots that day.

We had a great time and it appeared that we complimented each other in many similar ways. There was great conversation right from the beginning, just like long friends that get together to have some fun. You would have never guessed that this was our very first meeting.

It was so much fun to exchange perspectives and ideas for our shared hobby photography, but also when it comes to few life goals, simplicity, and finding more time for the things we love.

After exploring the city and climbing the majestic Bell Tower, we found ourselves enjoying the arts and culture at local museums and churches.

Just like Marcus, I share a passion for black and white photography, and feel that a monochrome finish can add more drama and impact to a picture. They say a picture speaks a thousand words and it does. It should also bring Mystery and emotions to the table, while taking the viewer to a special place.

The lighting was perfect during our trip. On the outside it was a crisp, but beautiful sunny day, and on the inside the light was following us. Flooding through the windows of churches while castling beauty of light and shadow play everywhere you looked. It made for magic.

There are not enough good things that I could ever say about Marcus. From a professional standpoint to his shining and fun personality, he is one in a million. And he is my friend….friends for life.

Meeting Marcus in Person was wonderful. I didn’t have any expectations going into our meeting, but if I did, he would have blown each one out of the park. A friendship for life was formed a long time ago as our blogs crossed paths, but solidified even more on our blogger meeting this Saturday.

I am grateful and blessed for the time that we shared, and I am already looking forward to our next meeting. Perhaps in the US. You never know.

Don’t forget to stop by and visit Streets of Nuremberg if you haven’t done so by following the link above. You will find posts full of beauty and information. Just simply stunning.

Thank you for everything Marcus. It was a much needed distraction and overall great day for me. I thank you for your friendship and a wonderful time.

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Author:

Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer and I’m not the only one. I am the one holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but has purpose. I’ve made mistakes, and I see them as a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time. In a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off of the hamster wheel to change my future. I didn’t land all that softly, but I still did it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of memories and I chase moments, instead of martial stuff. Less is more, and I prefer quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. Talking about free, I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. I find myself going against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you find a way, you soon realize that it is the only way to not lose who you are.
My past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But now I believe that the past is history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end I realize that we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard, to be accepted, and to find our spot in life. We try hard to fit in, some to the point of acting out of character, playing by the rules of what we think society expects of us. Until we wake one day, feeling empty and lost, with our life passing right in front of us. It’s never too late to change your stars, and it was my toughest moments, who turned out to be my greatest teachers.
They say that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it was darkness who has shown me the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

26 thoughts on “Blogger meeting with Streets of Nuremberg

      1. So glad to hear you enjoy your day out…we need to do that sometimes. I get cooped up in the house because I am unemployed (of course I have my blog 🙂 and just walking around with my dog get some fresh air and just clear my head

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  1. Thanks for this wonderful post, my friend, you found perfect words to describe a great day spent with you that meant so much to me. We created so many memories together. I’m so glad our paths have crossed, not only via our blogs but now also in reality. Already looking forward to a repeat, wherever, whenever! Hugs! Marcus

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  2. It is always great to catch up with a fellow blogger with whom we exchange views on a regular basis. Happy to know that meeting in person was a great experience. Marcus is an amazing photographer.

    P.S. followed you here from his blog, I admire his photography. 🙂

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    1. Yes he definitely is and I’m not taking it for granted that he made this meeting possible.
      I’m delighted that you admire him in the way you do. As you said already he is an amazing photographer. In my eyes what makes someone great is the vision. Everyone can learn the technical skills, but not how to see. In photography it is very personal what you want to capture in your lens finder and sometimes there is nothing wrong to break a few rules. You may something fresh and unique.
      Thank you so much for your input and for stopping by.

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    1. Thank you so very much Sue. We sure had an awesome time and it was my first ever blogger meeting. I am so grateful for this amazing community and the virtual friends I have met so far. Life is certainly enriched because of it and I look forward to many more.
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Have a great week.

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  3. This is the most incredible catalogue of professional photography from you, Rhapsody. I think that shot of you and Marcus at the top is the best picture of you ever, you look stunning. Spending a day with a fellow photographer and getting to see your full range of images is a real treat. Your joy and pleasure from the day is really expressed here, not to mention the special connection you and Marcus made for life.

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    1. That is so sweet and you are giving me an idea. I usually just post one picture, but maybe I should do more just like I did here if there is a special event or trip to record. Maybe the pictures could tell more of a story va just one tiny glimpse.

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