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?

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At 5:13 PM, Blogger Lisi said...

Hi Nicola, the way you made the posts is pretty cool and very interesting...the market place doesn't change much...in HK, very few old buildings survive because of the ever escalating property price...great post!

 
At 5:54 PM, Blogger Maya said...

Wow, it's very interesting to see the evolution of an area...it seems like in the old days, people gather outside and had community activities a lot more than nowadays. It seems like there were always much more going on at the same time in an area before than now...thanks for the comparison, nicola :-) very clean...

 
At 7:40 PM, Blogger Nuno said...

I'm sure there are less presents from animals but it used to be more animated:)

 
At 1:53 AM, Blogger jenni said...

I just love this!
When we lived in Germany, we visited Wiesbaden simply to locate places my husband's Grandfather had taken snapshots of during the war. We had no addresses, or names of places, but managed to find what we figured were pretty much the places we saw in the snapshots.

I really love your idea for this post!

 
At 4:06 AM, Blogger zbjernak said...

apparently nothing much changed...
awesome... beautifully preserved... cool

 
At 5:22 AM, Anonymous Edith Healy said...

Hi Nicola,
both are beautiful pictures,but in olden days the farmers sold the produce in front where the Mosaic design is now. These days the things are sold behind
from the area where you stand to take the picture. Might be fun to see a picture of the Markt today with the beautiful Marktkirche. Does that sound like a request for another picture?
What is the house in the back with the pink balloon paintings? Thanks Nicola you get beautiful shots.
Edith

 
At 5:35 AM, Anonymous lagatta à Montréal said...

Nicola, are you sure the clock tower no longer exists? I see something very similar to the tower in the 1845 painting - heady days, in the Rhine region - just behind the Hessischer Landtag - farther to the right than in the old painting.

The pavements look much cleaner now - I get the impression that the Marktplatz was just beaten earth 160 years ago - dusty or muddy according to the season. Pleasantly surprised that the modern picture is not inundated with motor vehicles.

Very interesting historical set of pictures!

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger Louise said...

Great comparison! Thanks Nicola.

 
At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anne said...

Hi Nicola! Beautiful comparison! I love how you showed the two places in two different centuries, but almost nothing changed!

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Sam said...

What a great before and after shot!!!
I'll have to try this with Montchauvet - thanks for a great idea!!

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger Kris said...

ddint change much..wonderfully preserve! not too crowded though (lol !)

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Carol said...

Great idea. I love the comparison shots. What is that building with the mural painted on the side?

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Seesaw said...

Beautiful photo, very good comparison, very well done.

 
At 4:27 AM, Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

perfect exposure...look like a sunny day...beautiful capture and i remember the finger mural..look great in this angle also:-)

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger dutchie said...

Unbelievable that it changed so little! Nice idea!

 

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