30 June 2011

Kiel

Kiel
Landeshauptstadt an der Kieler Förde mit maritimem Flair



29 June 2011

26 June 2011

25 June 2011

Londonderry

Londonderry
LONDONDERRY: The sight which meets the eye on approaching Londonderry today is of a city perched on a hill with its venerable cathedral dominating the scene. This historic city is famous for its 17th century walls which still encircle the old city. They are about a kilometre in circumference, pierced by seven gates.


24 June 2011

Belfast Waterfront

Belfast Waterfront

BELFAST WATERFRONT, BELFAST
Top left: Big Fish. Top right: Odyssey Complex.
Bottom left: Inside the Waterfront Hall.
Bottom middle: Lagan Weir.
Bottom right: Outside the Waterfront Hall.

23 June 2011

Belfast Harbour

Belfast Harbour
during the visit of the Tall Ships, August 2009
 
The Port of Belfast is Northern Ireland's principal maritime gateway, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland. About 60% of Northern Ireland's seaborne trade and 20% of the entire island's is handled by the Port which receives over 6000 vessels each year. Belfast was the finishing port of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge, with ships completing over 7,000 nautical miles.

22 June 2011

21 June 2011

Stormont, Belfast

Stormont, Belfast

STORMONT: Situated 8 kms from Belfast city centre, Stormont occupies a magnificent site on rising ground in Stormont Park. The main approach is a broad processional avenue 1 km in length, rising gradually from the entrance on the Newtownards Road. The building was erected in 1928-1932. This magnificent historical building is well worth viewing.

20 June 2011

Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Botanic Gardens, Belfast
 
PALM HOUSE, BOTANIC GARDENS, BELFAST: The Botanic Gardens (38 acres) are situated beside Queen's University and are open free every day until sunset. The grounds slope down to the River Lagan, featuring splendid curved conservatories, tropical fernery, the oak ground, flower garden, promenade, rockery, and rosary.
 

19 June 2011

Queen's University, Belfast

Queen's University, Belfast

QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, BELFAST: This is imposing Tudor style building with a central tower was first established in 1849 and incorporated as a separate university in 1908. It is admirably equipped with laboratories, museums and an excellent library.

18 June 2011

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Celebrating N. Ireland's famous author C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children written by C.S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 120 million copies in 41 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954 the Chronicles of Narnia have been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, stage, and cinema.
On Convention Court in east Belfast C.S. Lewis is depicted on a mural along with scenes from his most famous book "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe". Close by is another mural just off East Belfast's Dee Street. 'The Searcher', a statue sculpted by local artist Ross Wilson, stands outside Holywood Arches library, near to where Lewis grew up. It shows Professor Digory Kirke, hero of 'The Magician's Nephew', entering the magical wardrobe into Narnia.

17 June 2011

The Ulster Transport Museum

The Ulster Transport Museum
Cultra, Co. Down

THE TRANSPORT MUSEUM, one of the finest in Europe, displays Ireland's largest and most comprehensive transport collection, from horse-drawn carts to Irish built motor cars, and from the mighty steam locomotives that graced our railways to the history of ship and aircraft building. www.nmni.com

16 June 2011

Belfast

The historic Crown Bar Liquor Saloon
Belfast City

Crown Bar, Belfast
Dating back to 1826, the Crown Bar and Liquor Saloon is Belfast's most famous Victorian gin palace. It is located on Great Victoria Street.

15 June 2011

Belfast

Belfast City
Northern Ireland

Belfast City
Evening falls over this vibrant city, where striking modern developments reside amidst numerous historic landmarks.

14 June 2011

Traditional Irish Music

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC
in the great pubs of Belfast

Despite BELFAST'S turbulent past, the principal city of Northern Ireland is a boomtown. With trendy cafes, bars and restaurants springing up everywhere, the birthplace of the Titanic is fast becoming one of the best places to eat out and socialise in Ireland. Belfast has great entertainment venues - the Opera House puts on excellent shows, and the new Odyssey Stadium features top bands and live ice hockey. Popular attractions include Queen's University, the Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum and the City Hall. For spectacular views, stroll along the Laganside Walk, or even take a boat tour!

13 June 2011

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

NORTHERN IRELAND, within its compass, incorporates arguably the most diverse array of inherent natural beauty in Western Europe. Its magnificent mountain ranges, fascinating river scenery, barren plains, glens and rolling hills, have down through the years, earned the country a mystic fascination which has no precendent.



 

11 June 2011

Berlin - Die Wuhle

Berlin - Die Wuhle

Die alte Wuhle entspringt nordöstlich von Berlin, nahe der Stadtgrenze. Sie bildet die Grenze zwischen den Bezirken Marzahn und Hellersdorf und mündet südöstlich der Wuhlheide im Bezirk Köpenick in die Spree

08 June 2011

07 June 2011

06 June 2011

Leipzig Hauptbahnhof PROMENDEN

Leipzig
Hauptbahnhof Promenaden

Messestadt LEIPZIG
Bundesland Freistaat Sachsen

Hauptbahnhof, einer der größten Personenbahnhöfe der Welt.
1902-15 nach Plänen der Architekten W. Lossow u. M. H. Kühn erbaut. Bis 1934 von 2 Bahngesellschaften, der sächsischen und der preußischen betrieben. Fassadenbreite 298 m. Innere Bahnsteighalle 270 m lang, 33 m breit u. 27 m hoch. 24 Bahnsteige von bis zu 45 m weiten Stahlbögen überwölbt.
Ende 1997 wurden die Hauptbahnhof Promenaden eröffnet.

05 June 2011

Leipzig Hauptbahnhof PROMENADEN

Leipzig
Hauptbahnhof Promenaden

Schöne Grüße aus Leipzig

04 June 2011

Regensburg

Regensburg

REGENSBURG an der Donau
Weltkulturerbe - Welterbe der UNESCO
Altstadt mit Dom St. Peter


03 June 2011

Regensburg

Weltkulturerbe Regensburg
an der Donau
 
REGENSBURG an der Donau
Weltkulturerbe der UNESCO

02 June 2011

Regensburg

Regensburg
Weltkulturerbe a.d. Donau
 
REGENSBURG an der Donau
Weltkulturerbe der UNESCO

Als wir jüngst in Regensburg waren

1. Als wir jüngst in Regensburg waren, sind wir über den Strudel gefahren, da war'n viele Holden, die mitfahren wollten. Schwäbische bayrische Dirndel, juchheirassassa, muss der Schiffsmann fahren.

2. Und vom hohen Bergesschlosse kam auf stolzem, schwarzen Rosse adlig Fräulein Kunigund, wollt mitfahren übers Strudels Grund. Schwäbische, bayrische Dirndel...

3. Schiffsmann, lieber Schiffsmann mein, sollt's denn so gefährlich sein? Schiffsmann sag mir's ehrlich, ist's denn so gefährlich? Schwäbische, bayrische Dirndel...

4. Wem der Myrtenkranz geblieben, landet froh und sicher drüben; wer ihn hat verloren, ist dem Tod erkoren. Schwäbische, bayrische...

5. Als sie auf die Mitt' gekommen, kam ein großer Nix geschwommen, nahm das Fräulein Kunigund, fuhr mit ihr in Strudels Grund. Schwäbische, bayerische Dirndel...

6. Und ein Mädel von 12 Jahren ist mit über den Strudel gefahren, weil sie noch nicht lieben kunnt, fuhr sie sicher über Strudels Grund. Schwäbische, bayrische Dirndel...

01 June 2011

Regensburg

Regensburg / Donau

REGENSBURG an der Donau
Weltkulturerbe der UNESCO