Friday, June 30, 2006

Screen in Kurpark

By now, everyone has been infected by the World Cup fever here in Germany - especially when Germany is playing. Today was the match against Argentina at 5pm our time zone. Most people left work early to get home, or to one of the World Cup parties, or to watch the game on one of the big public screens like here in the Kurpark. Today it was packed with people. Sorry, Argentina! Berlin, we're coming!!! ;)

This photo has been taken during the game France - Spain on Tuesday. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a bit fuzzy so I added some radial blur to it - how do you like the effect?

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Cherries from Wiesbaden-Frauenstein

Cherries from Wiesbaden-Frauenstein are quite well known in the area. There are several fields with cherry trees and you can buy them freshly picked from the field as in this photo. The cherries themselves are sweet and dark - my favorite!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Boats Club

Today I watched these guys practice in the Schiersteiner Hafen. They weren't the only ones in the water, as you can see. There were several other teams on the water, kayakers as well as oarsmen. If you like kayaking, check out Nicholas' Honolulu DP blog!


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Kurhaus by night

This is the view across the nearly finished bowling green, which has been under construction for a while now, over to the Kurhaus.

There had been a nice bowling green before but the city decided that they need more parking spaces. The trees were torn down, the two fountains "stored away" and in a few months they had built an underground parking garage here.

As you can see in the photo, new trees have been planted already and at the moment they are rebuilding the fountains and rearrange the park area again. Once it's all done, I'll check back and take photos for you.


Monday, June 26, 2006

Funny balcony decoration

I hope you don't ask me what this is about since I don't have an idea myself. I just noticed it when I was walking by and decided to take a photo. Maybe this is "modern art balcony decoration"?


Sunday, June 25, 2006

Doors No. 5

Today, I'm showing you some red doors from my "doors collection". The one on the left is my favorite of the two - if you look at the larger version (by clicking on the image), you'll see that there is a bird right on top of the door. Also the glass work must be great to look at from the inside (didn't get a chance though).

Also check out my previous door posts: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4.


Saturday, June 24, 2006

World Cup Decorated Balcony

Germany won against Sweden today!!! Getting closer and closer... :)

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Friday, June 23, 2006

Graffiti No. 7

Found this graffiti next to the pedestrian tunnel at the "Platz der deutschen Einheit". Not sure what it is about - maybe another love story?

Also check out graffiti No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6.


Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hot Wing Tag

It might be just my feeling but I think there are more and more English words used in German language. The outcomes are sometimes funny when combined, like here "hot wing tag" (in this case "tag" being German for "day").


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Camp Lindsay

I received several emails from people who had been stationed in Wiesbaden, so today I'm showing you the area of former Camp Lindsay which had been closed in the 90s. It's now called Europaviertel (European Quarter) and all the buildings in that area got renovated. Some of them are appartment buildings now, others host the community college, offices from the city council, and the police department.


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

2nd hand shop window II

Does this remind you of something? It looks similar but still is a bit different from last time. Here is a little reminder... Looks like they have all kinds of outfits for Cinderellas ;).

I had taken this shot a while ago in April when Sam from Montchauvet was visiting Wiesbaden and I had totally forgotten about it.


Monday, June 19, 2006

Balcony No. 3

Very typical for some areas of Wiesbaden are these kinds of balconies with wrought-iron decorations. I really like that style!

Balcony No. 1 and No. 2.


Sunday, June 18, 2006

Beauty Salon for Cars

Last week I had my car parked underneath a bush. Next day when I got back to it, it was completely covered with some sticky stuff - not sure what it was, but is it possible that bushes sweat, too??

Anyways, I had to get the car cleaned and decided to use the occasion and treat it with a special beautification. There is one place in Wiesbaden (well, I only know of this one, there might be more) where you get your car washed from the outside but also cleaned from the inside. It costs a bit more (of course) but it's really quick and the car also smells nicely afterwards.

This is a photo of the "inside cleaning area". There are several teams, one doing the mats and opening all doors, the next wiping the screens, mirrors and the dashboard, and another one does the vacuum cleaning. Very efficient! :)


Saturday, June 17, 2006

Flags everywhere

This is an area with lots of bars and restaurants to go out at night. Since I took this photo in the morning, there's wasn't really much going on, just some people having breakfast.

The building straight ahead (the former hotel "Goldener Brunnen") has nearly all the flags of participating teams of the World Cup displayed, I'd say. So what's your guess - who'll make it to the finals??? (needless to say that over here everyone puts their money on Germany) :)

P.S. I almost forgot - by now we're more than 100 City Daily Photo bloggers!!! That's an occasion to celebrate!!!

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Friday, June 16, 2006

Space for Bikes

Aren't these bicycle stands stylish? Noticed them next to the city hall but apparently they are used in other places in Wiesbaden as well.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Boutique for Cat Lovers

Are you a cat lover? Then I'm sure you'll like this boutique full of things with and for cats. It looks like the lady checking out the display in the window also got her bag there as well.

Update 16.06.: Sorry for the late post, I've been without Internet connection for the past 48 hours (*suffer*) due to a technical problem of my provider. It seems like it's solved but now I have to catch up on everything...


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Summer in the City

Are you up to some beach feelings right in the middle of the city? Just walk around the City Hall and the Marktkirche. The bar located there has set up a beach with beach chairs, sand, palm trees and everything you need for some holiday feelings. I took this shot in the morning so noone was there, but trust me, in the evenings it's packed! There are several others in the city as well, which I'm gonna check out over the summer for you :).

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Market Place in 2006

And here is how it looks nowadays. There might be some buildings you recognize from earlier posts... The castle on the right hosts the parliament of the state Hesse now (Hessischer Landtag), the clock tower doesn't exist anymore and you will find the civil registry office in the former city hall today. What do you think - has it changed much since 1845?


Monday, June 12, 2006

Market Place in 1845

The Landesbibliothek (state library) has an exhibition with old paintings from Wiesbaden in its foyer at the moment. This photo is taken from a painting by G. Barnard from 1845. It shows the market place, the former city hall (on the left; it hosts the civil registry office nowadays), a clock tower (that doesn't exist anymore) and the castle on the right.

Tomorrow, I'll show the market place how it looks like nowadays.


Sunday, June 11, 2006

All set up for World Cup

I actually took this photo because I thought it was funny to see this little neighborhood competition going on with the Spanish flag, then the smaller German flag downstairs and on the building on the right a rolled up flag which could be French or maybe Netherlands...

But then looking at the photo at home I was surprised how many satellite dishes they also have - how many do you count?

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

FIFA World Cup Fan Shop

As you all probably know - the World Cup 2006 has started yesterday and here in Germany nearly everyone is crazy about it! This is a World Cup fan shop in one of the department stores downtown with everything soccer related that you can think of. In the front you see the FIFA World Cup mascot "Goleo" taking a nap in the bed with World Cup sheets.

FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Website

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Friday, June 09, 2006

Renault Torpedo K29

This is a photo from last weekend - the Automobile Club Wiesbaden had brought some of their beauties downtown to display them and collect money for a good cause ("Ihnen leuchtet kein Licht" - children in need). The TܜV (the German Technical Inspection Authority) also used that occasion to have an info booth there.

The Renault Torpedo K29 (I had to write down that name) stirred quite a lot of interest as you can see. It looked to me like there were a lot of experts around since they talked in a lingo that I didn't understand a word...

P.S. I'm back from Paris again! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting while I was gone and big thanks to my dear hubby for posting my photos during these days!!! I'll have some photos of my Paris visit on my other blog soon.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Graffiti No. 6

This is an archive photo from a graffiti from Wiesbaden's most colorful house. To be honest, I'm not quite sure if it's really a graffiti since it appears more like a painting/mural to me. But I learned in the past that sometimes it's hard to tell... To me it looks like a mixture of a "holy image" and a scene from the tale "The Frog King". What do you think?

Also check out graffiti No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5.


Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Pfingstturnier II

These are the transporters for the horses to bring them to the horse show. The horses also stayed in there overnight which I thought is quite handy (they're probably used to them by now). It's like a camping buses for horses, don't you think? ;)


Tuesday, June 06, 2006


Every year on Pfingsten we have the Pfingstturnier (a horseshow always on Pentecost) in Wiesbaden Biebrich. It is held in the beautiful park of Biebrich's castle. I didn't get tickets but since I got there early they allowed me to take some photos.


Monday, June 05, 2006

Doors No. 4

Some more doors from my growing collection :). When I took the photo of the right door, I thought it was too bad that they had stuck one of the mailboxes right in the middle of the door's decoration (even worse in my eyes, since they used one of these cheap, ugly, standard mailboxes).

Someone asked were I took these photos: Most of the photos of doors I've shown you so far are taken in the same area around the "Rheingau-Viertel".

Also check out my previous door posts: No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3.


Sunday, June 04, 2006

Display of St. Bonifatius Church

This is the info display of the St. Bonifatius church downtown at the Luisenplatz, announcing the hours of the services, special events and social activities. What I really liked was the large painting of the church as a poster (you've already seen a reflection of one of the side windows of the church here) and the style of it.


Saturday, June 03, 2006

Food Fusion

In Wiesbaden there are several places where you can get some really good middle eastern food. Some are restaurants, some are more like bistros. They usually offer great tea or coffee and the one I went to and took the photos also had a great variety of fresh juices (I had orange strawberry). You can also have great soups like this lentil soup. Also typical are kebap places which I will show you in another post.

I almost forgot:
This has been Wiesbaden Daily Photo Blog's 100th post!!!
And there are a lot more to come! :)


Friday, June 02, 2006

Colorful Necklaces

I've been checking out these colorful necklaces in the pedestrian area. Don't some of them look like candy on a string? ;)


Thursday, June 01, 2006


Today's theme of the City Daily Photo Bloggers is "Parking" - please stop by at the other CDP blogs to see what they posted for this theme.

Parking downtown Wiesbaden is not very easy if you don't want to pay for it. There are just a few no charge parking spots that are usually taken, then there is residential parking and of course spots with a parking ticket automat (in designated areas on the streets or in a garage). From my experience, prices can vary between from 50 Cents per hour to 1 Euro per half an hour, always depending on the time of the day.

A lot of residents have rented a parking spot so they don't have to deal with parking issues. This photo has been taken in a residential parking garage. Prices for this kind of parking spots can vary between 45 up to 80 Euros per month (sometimes even more if the spot is used by a company).