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.

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