Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Pumpkins, Grapes and "Federweißer"

Typical fruits and vegetables for Fall, together with "Federweißer". Federweißer is some kind of really young wine - just a few weeks old - the fermentation had started but was stopped in order to have this young, sweet and fresh beverage; it nearly tastes like juice but it's hard to describe - I'm afraid you'll have to try it for yourself ;) . Photo taken at the market in downtown Wiesbaden.


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Oasis in the Book Store

A wonderful place to sit down, browse through some books and relax from the "shopping stress" ;).


Monday, September 25, 2006

Public Restrooms

This is one kind of public restrooms in Wiesbaden. Unfortunately, I forgot to check how much it costs, but it cleans itself and sometimes you even get to hear some music as well. Only thing - you shouldn't take longer than 20 minutes - the doors open automatically after that...

Friday, September 22, 2006

Flowers next to Sidewalk

Just some flowers next to the sidewalk. Although it's September, it's still quite warm over here.


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Institute for Artificial Eyes

Walkin around with my camera I noticed this sign above me. I had no idea that there was an institute like this in Wiesbaden. And they even seem internationally oriented since below they have their signs in English and French as well. I like it that they kept the original sign!


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Light Installations

This is the display of a shop on Taunusstrasse which I pass by from time to time. They always have creative light installations - which never would fit into my living room but are inspiring nevertheless :). Here is one I showed you before.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

International Festival in Wiesbaden

Another event last weekend was a festival at the market place in front of the city hall. People from different countries and cultures who live in Wiesbaden organized this festival - there were groups dressed up in traditional costumes of their country, performing on the stage, dancing and singing songs in their native language, and you could try different kinds of food from all the nations. I had a Korean dish which was delicious!


Monday, September 18, 2006

Piano concert for a good cause

Last weekend we went to a piano concert organized by Round Table 18 Wiesbaden (Round Table is a service club organizing service projects for good causes). With the money from this concert they will support Round Table Deutschland's National Service Project "Children's Wish" which helps fulfilling wishes of children with terminal illness.

Check out Round Table Children's Wish Website (in German).


Friday, September 15, 2006


Another sign of Fall - a chestnut I found in the park.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

In the Park again

You've seen this fountain before - it's the one next to the theater and opera house. I just like coming back to this place. :)

In the background on the left you can see the towers of the Marktkirche.


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Walking Shopping Bag

Remember the walking pink soccer balls I posted in May? At the moment you can see walking shopping bags due to the anniversary celebrations of a large department store downtown (celebrating its 125th anniversary).


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Smart dogs in Wiesbaden

As you can see, dogs in Wiesbaden need to be able to read at least "No" as a no, otherwise they would understand this sign as an invitiation to leave a souvenir ;). Found this sign on Taunusstrasse.

For another sign like this one, click here.


Monday, September 11, 2006

Sitting outside

Although we're in September, it's still quite warm (even at night), so people can sit outside like here at the Kranzplatz and enjoy the great weather.

Friday, September 08, 2006

New soup place

Testing a new soup place in downtown Wiesbaden. It's located in the Neugasse and, since it's a small place, easy to walk by without noticing it (so keep your eyes open :) ). They have a variety of soups but also offer salads, sandwiches, coffee and fresh fruit juices. Especially now that the cold season of the year is about to start soon, this should be a perfect place to warm up and relax.

P.S. I had already eaten but my husband had a coco-chicken-soup (thai style) which was definitely yummy!


Thursday, September 07, 2006

First pumpkins in stores

I can't believe we're already heading towards Fall. It still feels like summer to me over here (it's quite warm at the moment considering it's September). But nevertheless, seeing the first pumpkins in stores reminds me that it's gonna get cooler soon... I'm looking forward to pumkin pies, pumpkin soups, Halloween... :)


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Entrance detail - a Greenman

Looking up in front of an entrance I noticed one of these faces again I've been wondering about before. Luckily, one of my visitors - Thomas - explained them to me. Here is his explanation:

"It is a figure known as the Greenman ("Blattmaske" in German). Foliate head sculpture motifs are ancient but were particularly popular in medieval European cathedral construction though the figures are often located in obscure locations.

What the Greenman symbolizes is, of course, subject to a variety of interpretations: the author William Anderson suggests it symbolizes human beings' connection to nature; others say it indicates that nature has consciousness. Many consider it a Pagan "god/goddess" (there are Greenwomen, too, though not as frequent) related to Bacchus."

Thanks a lot for this information, Thomas! I hope it's alright that I quote you here.

If you're curious to see more greenmen, check out my photoblog archive and you'll find more. :)


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Colorful sidewalk

Walking along the Saalgasse in Wiesbaden, you can find some nice small shops there. This one (called "Windworks") certainly stands out the most with its colorful displays on the sidewalk.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof

For a lot of people arriving in Wiesbaden, this is the first thing they'll see when they arrive by train. The Haupbahnhof is a termin station (Kopfbahnhof) meaning the train come in from this side and also leave here again (sort of backwards).

Since I walked all the way out of the station there are no people to see (they usually don't have to walk that far and can stay under the roof).

For another view from inside the station, check out this earlier photo from March.


Sunday, September 03, 2006

Another wrought-iron balcony

Another one of these balconies I quite like with the wrought-iron style. It's also located at a street corner, so a good place to do some people watching while having breakfast ;).


Saturday, September 02, 2006

Pedestrian Area on a Saturday

A part of the pedestrian and shopping area on a Saturday afternoon. Something I'm not very happy about at the moment is that there are many construction areas - on buildings, like the one you see in this photo, and also the pavement in some parts. Hopefully, they're done soon.


Friday, September 01, 2006

Doors No. 7

Wow, I can't believe it's already September and I'm back from my vacation month. Thank you all so much for stopping by at my blog in the meantime and leaving comments or sending emails (I'll try to answer them as soon as possible, hopefully this weekend)!!

Today, "doorways" is the theme of the City Daily Photo Bloggers and since I have a growing door photo collection, I'm happy to join in. Please also visit the other blogs to see their doorway photos.

Also check out my previous door posts: No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, and No. 6.