The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) of Hanover (Hannover) saw its construction during the era of Wilhelm II in an eclectic style. It opened in 1913. The observation deck in the dome is accessible via a remarkable elevator.
On the way back to my hotel I passed the palace of Celle (Schloss Celle) again. Sometimes a walk around a castle at night is even more exciting than in the dayligt. Especially if you are alone in the streets. What about your experiences?
- Schloss Celle (Wikipedia)
Another different style of portal. The inscription dated with 1631 gives me an interesting insight in the German of the 17th century: ‘Wer Got vetrauwet hat wolgebauwet’. Today we would write: ‘Wer Gott vertraut hat wohl gebaut’.
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?
This building is supposed to be the oldest dated house (1522) in Celle. The mannequin indicates that some parts of the building are used for a fashion shop now.
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.
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.
- Otto V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Wikipedia)
The emblem of Celle seen at the wall of the Bomann-Museum. Well, who of you can ‘read’ this emblem?
Interesting detail seen at a gate in Celle. The colours of the decorations are the same like those one in the emblem of Celle: A blue lion in a golden field surrounded by red hearts.
After walking along so many nice decorated houses I was curious how the backyards of them looked like.
Walking through Celle is like reading a book. Sometimes the lines are benedictions, sometimes they describe the purpose of the building. I wonder if there is a guide book listing all these inscriptions?