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Cactus in Überlingen

Cactuses in Überlingen, Germany

If you are fed up with colourful flowers in window boxes why not using cactus? I saw this decoration in Überlingen, a city on Lake Constance with some remarkable old buildings.

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Floral decoration in Schorndorf

Floral decoration in Schorndorf, Germany

On my way to the birthplace of Gottlieb Daimler in Schorndorf, I came across this beautiful floral decoration.

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Hidden lane in Vienna

Hidden lane in Vienna, Austria

On a rainy summer evening I walked through this lane next to the Michaelerkirche in Vienna. Though it is situated in the centre of Vienna no one else was in the lane. A real place of silence in the middle of the metropolis. Do you know such silent places in your city too?

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High wheel in Haus

High wheel in Haus, Austria

On my tour through the Styrian place Haus I came across this high wheeler. Well, honestly speaking riding this kind of bike seems pretty uncomfortable to me. Have you ever tried such a high wheel? And do you know the term penny-farthing for this kind of bike?

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Beautiful fanlight in Celle

Beautiful fanlight in Celle, Germany

Nice decorated fanlight seen at a half-timbered house in Celle. I am not sure about the style. It seems to be not much older than 100 year? What do you think?

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At the Stechbahn of Celle, Germany

At the Stechbahn of Celle, Germany

At the ‘Stechbahn’ of Celle. The former jousting field of the city was placed here. Though the sculpture is a kind of advertisement for a local bank I love the idea to portray the former use of this place by lances.

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Odd horseshoe in Celle, Germany

Odd horseshoe in Celle, Germany

While walking through Celle I wondered what this horseshoe seen at the ‘Stechbahn‘ is indicating? Passersby told me it marks that place where Otto V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg died at a tournament. Hmm, I always thought horseshoes are a sign of fortune? Obviously not in that case.

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Speaking lanterns in Celle

Speaking lanterns in Celle, Germany

A fun detail in the streets of Celle: These ‘lanterns’ are talking to each other. The lanterns shaped like people told me about stories of Celle.

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Photos of school classes in Sopron

Photos of school classes in Sopron, HungaryPhotos of school classes in Sopron, Hungary

An interesting detail one can often see in Hungary: Public viewed photos of school classes. Does anyone know if this tradition is limited to certain classes, e.g. senior years?

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Teddy bears in the streets of Nuremberg

Teddy bears in the streets of Nuremberg, Germany

Cute! A group of teddy bears having a cup of coffee in front of a puppet shop in the streets of Nuremberg. Well, who of them could be me?

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Rainbow in the streets of Graz

Rainbow in the streets of Graz, Austria

Amazing! Next to a construction site, I saw this rainbow (bottom left) in the streets of Graz. It was caused by a drizzle, with which the dust of demolition work had been tied. So I had the chance to walk through a rainbow for the first time.

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Fine shutters in Udine

Stylish shutters in Udine, Italy

I just love the style of these shutters. You?