Satisfied by Andrea Gläser in Bielefeld, Germany

I shot this photograph in my friend’s garden plot while we were having a birthday barbecue. We were talking about our latest travel plans and possible holiday destinations. When we recognized the sunset, the nice surroundings and everything else I was quite content being in Bielefeld with my friends and did not want to change this place that evening.

Name:Andrea Gläser

Place you live: Bielefeld, Germany

Place your photo was taken? Bielefeld, Germany

Can you sum up Bielefeld? Living not directly in the city centre you have enough space and green areas, to have a walk in the park or chill lakeside. On the other hand, 15 minutes away in the town centre you can spend your time in some really nice, comfy bars or restaurants. Or shop at a local fair-trade clothing store, visit a repertory cinema or check out some concerts.

Occupation: Project Manager

Preoccupation: Trainee in an online editorial office

A perfect day in Bielefeld? Late breakfast, visiting a flea market (at Siegfriedplatz), strolling around in the historic centre, having a rest or picnic in the public Oetkerpark.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Take a walk to the Sparrenburg. It is a restored fortress in the Teutoburg Forest and towers 60 m (197 ft) above the city centre. Its current appearance mainly originated in the 16th and 19th century and you will have a great view over the city and the forest.

A perfect meal in Bielefeld? You’ll get it at Verve. It is a Bar, Grill and Venue. Taste the homemade burgers, have a cocktail and if you are lucky listen to some great live music. You’ll experience a really comfortable atmosphere.

What is the best thing about your spot? Every time you visit Bielefeld, you will discover something new, as inconsiderable as it may seem.

What is the worst? The really dirty, really grey, really ugly bus station in the centre.

A little known fact about where you live? The city really exists, despite the rumors of the Bielefeld complot.

Where is your favorite place in the world? From what I have seen so far it would be Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand.

Who is your favorite photographer? Saul Leiter