Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Platz am Ritterbrunnen Braunschweig

View of Platz am Ritterbrunnen (Knight Fountain Square) in the center of Braunschweig, Germany. This square is located just in front of the big shopping center Schloss Arkaden.

Photo of Platz am Ritterbrunnen in Braunschweig, Germany.
Platz am Ritterbrunnen Braunschweig.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Blending with the Crowd

Art figures blending with the crowd in the center of Braunschweig.

Picture of art figures in the center of Braunschweig, Germany.

Lineup Braunschweig

Lineup of life size figures in the square in front of Schloss Arkaden in Braunschweig.

Picture of Schloss Arkaden in Braunschweig, Germany.
Schloss Arkaden, Braunschweig Germany.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Art in the Streets of Braunschweig

Art in the streets of Brunswick (Braunschweig, Germany): life size figures taking a shower in the Altstadtmarkt (Old City Market).

Picture of street art in the Altstadtmarkt in Brunswick (Braunschweig), Germany.
Swimmers showering in the Altstadtmarkt in Brunswick (Braunschweig), Germany.

Braunschweiger Löwe or Brunswick Lion

The Brunswick Lion (in German: Braunschweiger Löwe) is the best-known landmark and symbol of the city of Brunswick (Braunschweig). A copy of the Brunswick Lion stands in Burgplatz square and the original is kept in Burg Dankwarderode (Dankwarderode Castle). The giant lion figure (it weighs almost 900 kg) was cast during the reign of Henry the Lion, Duke of Bavaria and Saxony. The Brunswick Lion is the oldest large sculpture from the Middle Ages, found north of the Alps. It is also the earliest example of hollow casting of a large figure since antiquity.

Picture of the Brunswick Lion (Braunschweiger Löwe) in the Burgplatz in Brunswick (Braunschweig), Germany.
The Brunswick Lion (Braunschweiger Löwe) in the Burgplatz square. Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany.

Kohlmarkt Braunschweig

A busy day in the Kohlmarkt of Braunschweig. The Kohlmarkt is a popular square in the inner city of Braunschweig. By the way, the name Kohlmarkt refers to coal and not cabbage as coal used to be stored and traded in the market. Braunschweig also gets translated to Brunswick in English.

Picture of the Kohlmarkt in Braunschweig, Germany.
The Kohlmarkt in the center of Braunschweig (Lower Saxony, Germany).

Friday, May 2, 2014

Gymnasium Carolinum in Osnabrück

Gymnasium Carolinum Osnabrück is located in the center of the city, right next to the cathedral. It is one of the oldest, still functioning schools in Germany. Gymnasium Carolinum was founded in 804 as a cathedral school.

Picture of Gymnasium Carolinum in Osnabrück, Germany.
Saturday market and Gymnasium Carolinum in Osnabrück.

Bridge and Houses in Osnabrück

A bridge over the Hase and some houses in the old town (alte stad) of Osnabrück, Germany.

Picture of the old town of Osnabrück, Germany.
One of the bridges leading to the old town (alte stad) of Osnabrück.

Osnabrück, Germany

View from the shpping streets of Osnabrück: the Saturn store (Kamp 50) and a giant Easter bunny on the rooftop of a cafe... still painting eggs a week after Easter :-)

Picture of Osnabrück, Germany.
Kamp is one of the major shopping streets in the center of Osnabrück.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Casino Esplanade Hamburg

Street view: two shots of Casino Esplanade in downtown Hamburg, Germany.

Picture of casino Esplanade in Hamburg, Germany.
The facade of Casino Esplanade in Hamburg, Germany.

Remembering the Beatles

The Beatles spent almost two years in Hamburg in the early days of their career. They were performing in various bars and clubs in Hamburg's notorious St. Pauli neighborhood.

Nowadays, a small square in St Pauli bears the name of the Beatles. Beatles-Platz also features a small memorial in the form of four silhouettes.

Picture of Beatles Platz in St Pauli, Hamburg.
Beatles Platz in St Pauli, Hamburg.