Monday, December 14, 2009

First winter impressions

The first snow in Germany this year. The picture below I took from a webcam this morning.
Many years ago I visited this place

The second one in the early afternoon afternoon
 
And this in the late afternoon

If you want to visit the webcam, here the link:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world

In the year 725 Saint Corbinian founded a Benedictine monastery in Freising in the north of Munich. In 1040 beer brewing officially began at Weihenstephan. Since 1921 the name is Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan. So this is the oldest brewery of the world. Today the brewery is connected to the University for Agriculture and Brewing which belongs to the Technical University of Munich. The brewery is very old but today it is also one of the most modern. By the way on of the products is named Korbinian, double bock beer with an alcohol content of 7,4 % vol.

Weihenstephan brewery and Braeustueberl Weihenstephan
 
 Part of Weihenstephan brewery
 
Detail


Stephanskeller in the Braeustueberl

Some blog awards

Last week  丰富 gave to me some blog awards, thank you very much:



Now I share these awards withe fife more blogger. These are:

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

December in Bonn, Germany


Christmas tree in front of Bonn town hall
 
Christmas fair in front of wall tower in Bonn

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The biggest Christmas tree of Germany

You can find the biggest Christmas tree of Germany on Dortmund Christmas Market. It is 45 meter high and adorned with round about 40,000 little lights, 20 candles and a 4 m high angel (weight 200 kg). It is built from 1,700 Norway spruces and takes 4 weeks to finish.

in the afternoon

in the evening

Monday, November 16, 2009

"Altes Dorf Westerholt"(old village Westerholt)

Here are 58 old half-timbered houses with many inscriptions that tell us about former times. The are 56 of these houses listed as a historic monument. The first time this village was mentioned in documents was 1047.







Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Old Henrichenburg boat lift

Some month ago I published some photos from the Henrichenburg boat lift, the new lift from 1962. Today I present some photos from the old boat lift. This boat lift was opened in 1899. This lift is 67 Meters long, 8.2 Meters wide, with a draft of 2 Meters and lift it through a height of 14 Meters to the higher level. It was closed in 1962 after the new was opened. Now it is a part of the Westfälian Industrial Museum. But they could not bring this lift back into use. So we hope they keep in use the new boat lift, now part of the museum too. It will be very interesting in future times to see the the technique from today.




 

Sunday, November 01, 2009

A candle for .......

The coming days and weeks are the days of memories, memories of people that died. This year many peple all over the world died by natural disaster. But this year many people died because they wanted to live free. They only wanted to have the right of self-determination. This candle is burning for all of them. On behalf of them I refer to the people of Burma and Tibet.
 


Friday, October 16, 2009

Rainy Friday

On this rainy Friday, everything looks dark and gray, so I want to bring some colors into the life again.



Monday, October 05, 2009

Tribute to the voice of Latin America


Mercedes Sosa, the voice of Latin America died yesterday, here her most famous song.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Orchids and Lilies




This is a time with many bad news, Typhoons over the Philippines and Vietnam, Tsunami in Samoa, many earthquakes in Indonesia, monsoon in India and landslip in Italy. This we shall not forget, this ugly face of nature. But there is another side of the nature and we can see it too, sometimes.
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