Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Facades

Here you see some typical facades outside the main shopping area downtown. I took this photo in the "Rheingauviertel" (Rheingau quarter) - streets are named after different towns of the Rheingau in this quarter.

Since I took this shot in the morning, the sun didn't reach the sidewalk yet. But it must've been nice to sit on one of the balconies - well, people are busy and off to work I guess.

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12 Comments:

At 11:10 AM, Blogger Nuno said...

What a handsome houses, that good-looking houses should be too expensive, don't they?

 
At 11:17 AM, Blogger backpack_everyday said...

nicola all ur posts are i don know how to describre,its not grand but expresses a lot in a very sutle way.You are really talented.Thanks.

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Kris said...

Sitting there looking out and sip coffee..:))

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Sam said...

That looks like a lovely neighborhood!

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger Ggraph said...

Very nice street of houses and yes, it looks like a great place to sit and enjoy the morning sun.
Regards,
Mark

 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger Maya said...

having at least a balcony is nice...we're losing our luck in having a terrace now when we move to out 'new' apt. soon. no terrace no balcony...but there are 5 big windows facing the sun! i guess we won't need to be outside to sun tan :-D

 
At 3:08 AM, Blogger Wolf said...

looks like a nice street! Good Shot!

 
At 5:05 AM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

beautiful!!! It´s nice and quiet...

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
Do these buildings have an achitectural style that is localised Nicola? I'm no expert on German architecture but, these have a very mediterranean style to me.
Love the ornate nature of the balconies and window arches.

 
At 11:04 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

nuno - ja, they are all appartment buildings and since this is a nice area in the city, to buy an appartment here would be quite expensive. It's already a bit difficult to rent one, since a lot of people would like to live in that area.

backpack everyday - thanks for your feedback!

maya - I think, having 5 big windows is a great substitute for a balcony. Sometimes they are so small that you can just fit one chair on them (remember my post last Tuesday?).

ndiginiz - hm, to be honest, I'm not an expert in architecture either. I'll have to ask a friend of mine who knows more about these matters. I think most of the houses here were built at the beginning of the last century.

Thank you for your comments fotoaddict, sam, ggraph, wolf, cynthia!

 
At 6:12 AM, Blogger eurobrat said...

What beautiful buildings! I would love to live there.

 
At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Father was stationed here back in the late 60's til 72 and this place left a mark on me that I will never forget. What I remembered most was the colors. I tell people that the blues are blue and the greens are green. I miss being there and it is my prayer that one day I will be able to return for a visit.
John

 

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