Friday, December 27, 2013

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Auto awesome picture using Google's twinkling effect.

Auto awesome picture of the old town in Osnabruck, Germany.
In the Old Town of Osnabruck.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Giant Nutcracker at the Christmas Market in Osnabrück

A giant nutcracker (almost 6 meters tall) welcomes you at the Christmas market in Osnabrück, Germany.

Picture of a giant nutcracker in Osnabrück, Germany.

Rathaus Bremen

This is my latest picture gallery of the  old Rathaus in Bremen.  Each time I visit Bremen, I take the opportunity to shoot a couple of pictures of this building.

The Rathaus (or the Old Town Hall) in Bremen is one of the most beautiful town halls in Germany. It has not been bombed during World War II and has been very well preserved to the present day.

The Rathaus was built between 1405 and 1410 after Bremen joined the Hanseatic league. It has been placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Photo of the Rathaus in Bremen, Germany.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Unser Lieben Frauen Church in Bremen

Photo of Unser Lieben Frauen Kirche in Bremen.
Unser Lieben Frauen (Church of Our Lady) is an evangelical church situated in the northwestern corner of the Market Square in Bremen.

The church dates back to the 13th century and is the second largest church in Bremen after the St. Petri Dom.

Holthaus Osnabrück, Germany

Picture of Holthaus Große Straße, Osnabrück, Germany.
Holthaus Große Straße, Osnabrück, Germany

I think this is one of the most romantic and beautiful buildings in downtown Osnabrück.

The building is located in the Grosse Strasse, right in the heart of Osnabrück, and houses a fashion store.

Picture of Holthaus in Große Straße, Osnabrück, Germany

Christmas at Lengermann und Trieschmann

Lengermann und Trieschmann, L+T, in Osnabrück during the Christmas holidays.

Lengermann + Trieschmann is a large department store in the center of Osnabrück. The company has been in business for more than 100 years.

Picture of Lengermann und Trieschmann (L+T) in Osnabruck, Germany.

Grosse Strasse Osnabrück

Grosse Strasse in Osnabrück is the major shopping street in the center of the city. It is also one of the busiest shopping streets in Germany. Grosse Strasse stretches from the historic Nikolaiort square to Neumarkt.

Picture of Grosse Strasse in Osnabrück.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hauptbahnhof Bremen

Hauptbahnhof Bremen, the central train station in Bremen, is festively decorated for the Christmas holidays. The decorations include a traditional German Christmas carousel with Nutcracker figures. Each German city seems to have one of these during the Christmas holidays.

Picture of the central train station in Bremen.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Weihnachten in Bremen

Picture of the Christmas tree in the center of Bremen.
The top of the Christmas tree in the Marktplatz in Bremen.
Weihnachten in Bremen

Christmas in Bremen

Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten

Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten
Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten (the town musicians of Bremen) reading by the Christmas tree in the city center.


Christmas festivities in Bremen are centered around the historic Marktplatz (Market Square) in the very heart of the city. Here you will find Bremen's major attractions.

St. Petri Dom (St. Peter's Cathedral) is the biggest church in Bremen. It is a Protestant/Lutheran church from the early 13th century. St. Petri is built in the early Gothic style and its two towers still dominate the city skyline. You can climb one of the towers for a spectacular view of the city.

Next to the St. Petri Dom, you will find Haus der Bürgerschaft which houses Bremen's State Parliament or Regional Assembly. The building was designed in 1966 by architect Wassili Luckhardt.

View of St. Petri Dom and Haus der Bürgerschaft in Bremen, Germany.
St. Petri Dom and Haus der Bürgerschaft in Bremen's Marktplatz.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Kerst in de Straten en Pleinen van Groningen

December, 2013. Kerstsfeer in de straten en pleinen van Groningen.
December, 2013. The air of Christmas in the streets and squares of Groningen.

Kerstverlichting in de Folkingestraat / Christmas lighting in Folkingestraat

Afbeelding van de Folkingestraat, Groningen.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kerstboom op de Grote Markt in Groningen

Kerst 2013
De kerstboom op de Grote Markt in Groningen en de Martinitoren.

Christmas 2013
The Christmas tree in the Grote Markt in Groningen and view of the Martini tower.

Afbeelding van de kerstboom op de Grote Markt in Groningen en de Martinitoren.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Kerst in Groningen

Groningen Centraal Station. Kerst 2013.
Centraal Station Groningen / Groningen Railway Station.
Kerst 2013 in Groningen

Christmas 2013 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Sunday, December 1, 2013