Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Braunschweig Night

Downtown Braunschweig

Downtown Braunschweig

 Downtown Braunschweig

Downtown Braunschweig

Yesterday night, downtown Braunschweig. Sorry, I am too tired to report about the (party) night now. Maybe tomorrow. :p

Deutschland

The Sports Hall

sports hall, chemnitz university

sports hall, chemnitz university

In fact, it wasn't THAT bad inside :p

Kanada

A Lake, Part III

a lake in mt. tremblant, quebec, canada

a lake in mt. tremblant, quebec, canada

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Summer in the City

Betti and Christiane

Betti and Christiane

The weather was so great yesterday! It was crazy hot here (compared to the last days of course!). Wow, hope it stays like this. Unfortunately, I have to study at the moment...

I had to bring my dead computer power supply (The second time within a year!!) to the post office. On my way back home, I found out not to be the only one enjoying the sun: Hi Betti! Hi Christiane! :)

Kanada

A Lake, Part II

a lake in canada

a lake in canada

Kanada

A Lake, Part I

a lake in canada

a lake in canada

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Till Eulenspiegel

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel monument, Braunschweig

Till Eulenspiegel [Ger.,=owl-mirror, hence English Owlglass], a north German peasant clown of the 14th cent. who was immortalized in chapbooks describing his practical jokes on clerics and townsfolk. The first Till chapbook (c.1500) was probably in Saxon, but the story it told spread all over Europe and North Britain. Till is the hero of a tone poem by Richard Strauss and of many novels, poems, and stories. (bartleby.com)

There is a story about his stay in Braunschweig, where he found a job as baker's assistant.

After working for two days, the master baker ordered Till to bake all night on his own. When Till asked "What should I bake?", the master answered sneeringly "You are a baker's assistant, and ask what to bake? What do people usually bake? Owls and long-tailed monkeys?".

When the master woke up the next morning, he found neither rolls nor cakes. Instead, many owls and long-tailed monkeys. He got angry, said he couldn't sell these things, and ordered TIll to pay for the dough. Till paid, and left with his bakery products.

Till didn't need long time to figure out what to do with it, as it was the day before St.Nicolaus. He sold all his products in front of the church, and earned even more money than he had to pay to the baker. The people loved his extraordinary products. (bs-net.de)

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Happy White Day!

Candy Company, Braunschweig

Candy Company, Braunschweig

Today is so-called "White Day" in Korea.

While we in Germany only know Valentine's day, Koreans have this additional day to show their love. On Valentine's day, korean girls usually give chocolate to their boyfriends. The favour is returned by the boys on White Day, in form of candy.

But just one candy is not enough for my girl, so please take the whole store!

Happy White Day, Jimin!

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Music for the City

street musician, braunschweig

street musician, braunschweig

What would a city be without street musicians? Probably very quiet, lifeless and boring. Thanks to people like him, walking through the city gets a special flair. Wonderful. (another photo here)

Deutschland

Street at night

street at night (chemnitz, germany)

street at night (chemnitz, germany)

street at night (chemnitz, germany)

street at night (chemnitz, germany)