Thursday, June 11, 2009

Northern snapshots




We flew with a popular low-cost Irish airline to Germany, the small airport was located near Lübeck (about 60 Km/ 38 miles from Hamburg) and that's where we went for dinner that evening. We were welcomed by this peaceful scenery, displaying many windows and some ivory buildings...


This is a major landmark, the Holstentor, a late Brick Gothic city gate, the only still existing one beside the Burgtor and part of the medieval fortifications of Lübeck . It used to appear on the back of the 50 DM banknote: (Update- 50 DM would be 25 euros today or USD 35)

courtesy of wikimedia

20 comments:

  1. I have never been up north !But I saw it in a "Tatort" and it reminds Soko Wismar buildings they look a little alike ! Fortunately I get my general knowledge through TV ! The bank note also reminds me the days we always had to change our BF when we went to Aachen. Btw how was your flight ? OK ?

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  2. That first image is gorgeous! The light, the color, the water, the reflections all come together beautifully!
    The second shot is a fairytale postcard. Both are so beautiful. I guess it was windows I was supposed to be seeing. :)
    Lovely shots!

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  3. I love the reflections in the first picture and the second one so is what I picture most of what I picture Europe to look like. Excellent photos. How much is a 50DM banknote worth in American Dollars?

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  4. Thom: 50 DM would be 25 euros today or USD35..

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  5. That first picture looks just like a postcard! So lovely.

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  6. I had a pleasant surprise when I saw your photo - you see my husband was born in Lubeck and left there at the age of 5 when his mother moved to England to marry. He has never returned but has told me as much as he can remember about the place. So it was lovely to see your pics today. I will follow your link to see more.Thanks.

    My entry:
    http://j9marshall.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/window-views-for-sale/

    Milo and Alfie's entry:
    http://milocat.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/window-views-3/

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  7. Gorgeous! You've made your own post cards!

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  8. Beautiful shots. Did you fly there just for dinner?

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  9. I like flying into smaller airports/towns...this one looks charming.

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  10. Mar, these shots are beautiful! There is just sO much "character" in those scenes! Of course we Americans think they are Fairy Tale photos - fairy tales are the ONLY place WE get to see such architecture! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. What great shots of a lovely landscape!

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  12. I wonder if the people there appreciate how beautiful it is there? Awesome photos as usual. I hope that one day I can travel to Europe and see some of what you've seen. Until then I will just drool over your pictures.

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  13. wow - what a cool visit! Beautiful photos. I'll get back to you about the email when I have some extra time, but thanks! :)

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  14. I LOVE how you have the DM with your picture of the gothic gate! What a wonderful post!
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog today!
    ~ Mo

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  15. What a beautiful place and as always so well photographed by you.

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  16. lovely.

    Hope you can stop by to see my sepia scene and window views Thanks!

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  17. This is a beautiful monument! It remembers me the time I was learning German language at school and we spoke sometimes about Lübeck!

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  18. Wow what a storybook kind of place. Beautiful!!

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  19. Very pretty place, I love the continental buildings........

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  20. So, so pretty!!! Wow, it's all breathtakingly beautiful, isn't it? Of course you know that already.

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