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Hello, welcome to my user page!Edit

Can you spot me on this WikiCon image?

IMHO Wikimedia Commons is a wonderful project: free and easy access to valuable media for everyone! Therefore I try to help a little bit, whenever I can spare some time.


Personal GalleriesEdit

I try to support Wikimedia Commons by adding three kinds of media (actually, with images only):

  • I upload some of my own photographs, most of them showing historical buildings, nice places or beautiful landscapes.
  • Because I love beautiful old books, maps etc., I try to support the Wikimedia projects with reasonable scans of historical images which are free to use.
  • Now and then I transfer images with free licenses from other Wiki projects or from the web to Wikimedia Commons.

You can find any files I have contributed to Wikimedia Commons via the list of my uploads, and (almost) all of my photographs via three specific categories in different order:

But because these lists lack systematic order and useful image captions, here is my personal list of my personal images, sorted into different gallery pages (just click on the images):

Towns & Places:
Own Photographs

Towns & Places:
Historical Views & Graphics

Works of Art

Own Drawings

Paper Marbling

Books and Writers

Scripts, Type & Typography

Misc. Photographs (nature etc.)

Some Images Improved by me

Some Images Transferred by me
(not complete)

Just in case you prefer plain text, here is a list of all gallery pages:

Contributions to WLM and WLEEdit

Here are some queries or galleries for the photographs I have contributed to Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) and Wiki Loves Earth (WLE):

  Wiki Loves Monuments: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  Wiki Loves Earth: 2016 2017 2018

I also participated in the German “Vorjury” for all of the later WLM and WLE rounds, i.e., I helped a little to review all these thousands of photographs in order to facilitate the work of the final jury.

And here is a little gallery of my images which passed the German “Vorjury” for WLM and WLE.

Category & Gallery WorkEdit

I have spent quite some time creating or re-organizing categories, because I regard a good category hierarchy (or ontology) as the most useful tool for sorting, searching, and retriving files on Commons. For example, I once made a big spring cleaning of the very crowded Category:Albrecht Dürer, sorting most files into the appropriate sub-categories, and I did similar things for categories like Category:Andrea Mantegna, Category:Grundtliche Darstellung, Der Fünff Seüllen, Category:Mantegna Tarocchi, Category:Frontispieces, and others. But to list all these categories here would be useless. I just want to ask you to help with the proper categorization of all files on Commons, too. Thank you!

Templates Edited & TranslatedEdit

I have also spent some time creating or improving templates, e.g. {{CountryAdjective}}, {{NationAndOccupation}}, {{RelativeLocation/de}} etc., especially some Creator templates. Templates for the description of groups of files, e.g. for all pages from some book, can be very useful (see e.g. {{Leuthner Grundtliche Darstellung 1677}}).

Notes & UtilitiesEdit

A mirror shows me taking this photograph

Interesting Pages & CategoriesEdit

Just a little memorandum for myself …

My Personal TemplatesEdit

Other templates created by meEdit


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