Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Snowy Kurpark

Winter obviously is not over yet - we got a bit more snow over night. Here in the Kurpark (the main park in Wiesbaden) the ducks don't really seem to care. There are even wild "Nilgänse" (Nile geese) at the partly frozen lake.

In the background you see the back of the theater and opera house of Wiesbaden from 1894.



At 11:24 AM, Blogger Rob said...

Hi Nicola,

It looks very calm and peaceful. I thought Nile geese migrated. Must be nice in Wiesbaden. By the way, I've linked to you- I thought I had done so before but was mistaken:)

At 5:19 PM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

very beautiful!! Is there no chance to ice skate there??

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Now that you say it - there used to be an ice rink set up right behind the trees around Christmas time (together with a small Christmas market).

The lake is really only dedicated to the ducks (at least that's how it seems). They even have a little house there on the left.

At 5:48 PM, Blogger Karine said...

Really nice shot Nicola. I love the snow on the lake. I'm a winter person, and to see that view is for me just brilliant.

At 11:51 PM, Blogger Denton said...

I posted a photo of geese today as well.

At 12:31 AM, Blogger local b said...

I don't know, when I think of Germany and anywhere Eastern European, this is what I envision. Snow, bare trees, beautiful architecture that's just a little bit hidden... You captured it perfectly. Looks quite cold. Great shot, Nicola. Glad I stopped by.

At 11:09 AM, Blogger Maya said...

Nice shot, Nicola...cold but quiet and peaceful.

Btw, sorry about the bird flu getting to Germany too already. Even I heard a cat so far was contaminated with the virus in you hear more? We're all afraid now that the virus can get to other animals and finally us, humans. There are a few cases of bird flu in France too now :-(

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Yes, unfortunately, it's getting worse and worse. I think the main problem is that bird migrate so it hard to keep the desease under control.

The cat infected with the flu died today. Now people are told to put their cats on "house arrest" to avoid further infections.


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