Monday, February 27, 2006

At the end of a carnival parade day


Yesterday (Sunday) was the day of the big carnival parade in downtown Wiesbaden. I wasn't able to go, just got there when people started to clean up and move everything to Mainz the neighbour city where there'll be the second biggest carnival parade within Germany today (biggest one is in Cologne).

The place behind the little carousel is called "Louisenplatz". I'll write more about it after the carnival season is over, promise.

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At 9:54 AM, Blogger Simon said...

Hi Nicola,
Lived and loved (both temporarily) in Wiesbaden in the seventies, have some great memories of the city with its then ultra-modern pedestrian precincts and its dark and dusty brownfields. Love your pix and sense of colour too.

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

Super foto! The violet sky looks impressive!!

 
At 10:36 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thanks Siman and Cynthia!

Simon - they're actually doing a lot of construction work in the shopping area (new pavement, new shopping malls). But the way it's set up hasn't changed much. I'll take pictures of the progress from time to time so you can compare :),

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger Maya said...

Too bad that I don't go to any of the carnivals in France this year (Antibes and surrounding areas like Nice, Menton, Grasse, Vallauris, etc.).

I did my share of carnivals last year (my first year in France), but the big ones are not free anymore (10Euros to enter the area where you can see closer look at the floats--even that with the people around..you can't see much unless you're there first thing) and on top of that, locals have been complaining that the quality has been lowered every year. It's for tourists they say...I have some pictures maybe I'll put up in my blog from last year just to get some ideas how they look like...

I think it's over or almost over too here, the carnivals...

 
At 11:10 PM, Blogger perle de rosée said...

It's a very beatiful photo. I'm coming often to Germany, but I was never in Wiesbaden. This church is very tall and beautiful. What's its name? And the sky.. I like the lights on the carussel. It's according to the sky !

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Hey, next time you come to Germany, come visit Wiesbaden as well. We could meet for coffee for example! Just let me know!

 

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