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Hello, welcome to my user page! IMHO Wikimedia Commons is a wonderful project: free and easy access to valuable media for everyone!

Here you can see some of the last image files I have contributed to Commons … For more images and information, please read on below!


Personal Galleries[edit]

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

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

You can find any images I have contributed to Wikimedia Commons via the auto-generated Gallery, and most of my photographs in the specific category. But because both 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:
Own Photographs

Towns & Places: Historical Views & Graphics
Towns & Places:
Historical Views & Graphics

Works of Art
Works of Art

Own Drawings
Own Drawings

Paper Marbling
Paper Marbling

Books and Writers
Books and Writers

Scripts, Type & Typography
Scripts, Type & Typography

Misc. Photographs
Misc. Photographs (nature etc.)

Improved Images
Some Images Improved by me

Transferred Images
Some Images Transferred by me

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


Hint: if you need some of the images listed here in higher resolution, special quality etc. for special purposes, just let me know; maybe I can help. Use the E-mail this user feature, or drop me a note on my user talk page.

Category & Gallery Work[edit]

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 and Translated[edit]

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 & Utilities[edit]

Interesting Pages & Categories[edit]

Just a little memorandum for myself …

My Special Templates[edit]

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