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As a Pastime
Photography - fuelled by passion
Audio Tape Recording (reel 2 reel 2006)
Inside Milky Way

Itchy Feet
Gorgeous Sicily (2019)
California dreams (2018)
Puglia - Italy as we love it (2017)
The ease of being - in the Alps (2016)
The taste of Italy (2015)
Southern Styria (2014)
The sweetness of doing nothing (2013)
Um jardim no atlântico (2012)
Un viaje a Galicia (2011)
Venice (every now and then)
Impresiones de España (2010)
Summer in the City (2009)
Capri, pearl of the mediterranean (2008)
Italian Detour (2007)
Viaggio in Italia (1982-1994)

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Jazz Echo
Jazzinstitut Darmstadt
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Initially created to share information about audio tape recording on professional reel-to-reel tape machines, these days, every once in a while, is growing by pages dedicated to photography and travelogues about our journeys in Europe and elsewhere. Despite the drastic changes that the music industry has experienced since the new millennium, audio tape recording continues to live as an exclusive recording medium for enthusiasts and some professionals and of course keeps its prominent place on our website. Find out if this melange of things is made for you and listen to Jazz classics on Radio Swiss Jazz while surfing on our pages.

By the time you read this . . .
several lockdowns and confusing travel restrictions due to the Covid pandemic have restrained us from travelling abroad for several years. Our last trip abroad was to Sicily in late summer 2019, which continues to seduce travellers with its diversity of impressive landscapes and archeological sights. On our return trip to Vienna we have brought with us wonderful memories of the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as of pleasant people we've got to know on Sicily.

Traveling is all about the experience, but capturing the experience on photographs is among the nicest things one can do when going on a journey - and we love it. And then there is also this on-going passion for recording Jazz on professional analog tape recorders, hence the name Capstan, which is that precision part of a tape recorder to keep audio tapes in perfect motion. Well, keep on movin' . . .

Oh, before I forget, is a Austria-based, private website.

So who's in charge?

Well, that's the three of us:
Joanna (creative director), Josefina (boss) and
Wolfgang (chief, cook & bottle washer)

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