Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

First post :-)

Burgplatz, Braunschweig, Germany

Burgplatz, Braunschweig, Germany

I finally managed to get my new site up and running, although there are still some pages missing. Weblinks, Gallery, and maybe even some short info about me should follow soon.

The old website was rather static, new content hardly appeared. I am looking forward to change this with the launch of this new design. Be sure to check back soon for some updates and new images.

This time the special thanks fly out to Sebastian Rosemann, who did the nice artwork for the new homepage.

The photo along this post shows the Burgplatz in Braunschweig, the town I am currently living in. It is well guarded by the Lion, don't you think so?

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Waldläufer

Braunschweiger Karneval 2004

Braunschweiger Karneval 2004

The Braunschweiger Karneval was actually not as bad as expected. Some people had beautiful costumes, but most observers were only interested in the sweets. And they threw much. Not only sweets. I got almost killed by a flying package of Pinnacle InstantCopy.

Am I the only one to see the mysterious girl from the woods?

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Waiting for the sweets, Part II

Braunschweiger Karneval 2004

Braunschweiger Karneval 2004

People looking forward for the next sweets rain to arrive.

Well, I have to admit, I wanted to collect too. But I was busy taking pictures.

More karneval pictures here.

Anyway, who ordered the snow today? I am looking forward for BBQ in summer.. hmmm

Braunschweig, Niedersachsen

Silence

Braunschweig, Germany

Braunschweig, Germany

Yesterday, I lost my time again. I was so fascinated about the possibilities of HTML/CSS for layouting, and wrote new code for my homepage all day. Unfortunatly, it is not ready yet, but I am looking forward to complete it within the next few weeks. The new system will allow me to publish also more story-like entries and also gives me more options for layouting the individual stories.

Anyway, enough of that technic blabla... my head is telling me yesterday's beer was cheap. We had a secret gathering here at my place to talk about a friend's upcoming wedding.

I probably need some silence today....

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Saturday Night Party

Last Saturday, I went to a small party at Christiane's and Martin's place.

Most important reason for the gathering was to discuss some issues regarding Martin and Christiane's upcoming wedding (at March 26). It will take place in a small town, approx. three hours from Braunschweig. So the No.#1 topic for the evening was organizing the trip and some beds for all of us.

This time again, we were surprised by the variety of alcoholic drinks at their place, and also by some tasty foods. It is always a pleasure visiting them :)

As usual, lots of pictures have been taken, and, as usual, are in the internet already. Check out the gallery here.

Thanks Martin, Thanks Christiane!

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Are you gonna be my girl?

trashbin looking for a girl, Braunschweig

trashbin looking for a girl, Braunschweig

No... thanks.

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Enjoying the pigeons

kohlmarkt, braunschweig

kohlmarkt, braunschweig

Children love birds. Took this picture two days ago. The weather was nice. I enjoyed the sunshine too, although it is was not very warm outside... Summer, where are you?

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)

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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!

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Till Eulenspiegel

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)