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Churches

Ascension of Jesus at St Lorenz in Nuremberg

Ascension at Sank Lorenz in Nuremberg, Germany

I was told this part at the tympanum of St. Lorenz is showing the ‘Ascension of Jesus’. For me this is really an odd illustration as one can see only the feet of Jesus. What do you think?

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Urban Walks

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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Signs

The beekeeper with a crossbow in Nuremberg

The beekeeper with a crossbow in Nuremberg, Germany

Surprising detail seen at this house sign of an inn: The man with the crossbow is actually a beekeeper! I was told beekeepers were allowed to use this dangerous weapon in order to keep away bears.

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Dragons Sculptures

Saint George in Nuremberg

Sankt George in Nuremberg, Germany

A statue of Saint George and the Dragon in the streets of Nuremberg. So far the most statues of Saint George I have seen are showing him a clear winner. Well, I’d say this time the state of the dragon is tight but not hopeless. What do you think?

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Photos

Fun presents in Nuremberg

Presents from Nuremberg, Germany

Fun presents found at my hotel room. A box of Lebkuchen and the artist Albrecht Dürer as toy figurine. Actually Nuremberg is for both pretty famous. By the way a big exhibition with the works of the young Dürer will open on May 24th. A good reason to go back to Nuremberg soon.

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Urban Walks

A gondolier in Nuremberg

Gondola at the Pegnitz in Nuremberg, Germany

While my visit at Nuremberg I was told there is one man with a licence for a gondola. After some hours watching the river in the middle of the city I was able to catch him on a photo. The building in the background is named ‘Heilig-Geist-Spital’. During medieval times it was used as a home for old and sick people. More…

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Architecture

Armoury in Nuremberg

Armoury of Nuremberg, Germany

The former armoury (‘Zeughaus‘) of Nuremberg built in the years 1588/89 by Hans Dietmayer. After its demolition during World War II it got reconstructed in 1954/55. More…