Friday, June 13, 2008

Wine bottles

While Nuremberg and the surrounding areas are better known for its various and rich beer brewing culture, other parts of Franconia are good at making wine as well. For some reason they like to use these oddly shaped wine bottles called "Bocksbeutel".

Here they are empty and hanging in front of a wine tavern on Trödelmarkt, happily reflecting me and the houses around me.

I'll be travelling for a few days, so Nuernberg Photos takes a short break. See you again soon!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Of course you can live in a bridge

View on the river Pegnitz. The bridge with the tiny house on it now is a museum if I'm not completely mistaken.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Living in the city II

View from Karlsbrücke. A quiet place, only a stone's throw away from the shopping streets and cafes and tourist attractions of the old town. The water is the river Pegnitz, which divides the historical city into a northern ("Sebaldstadt", named after its main church, St. Sebald) and a southern part ("Lorenzstadt" after St. Lorenz).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Living in the city I

Not all parts of the old town are pretty and picturesque, most of them are normal houses (many of them build in the early 50's, guess why) inhabited by normal people -- who still have a very nice view out of their kitchen windows.
Obere Wörthgasse, view to St. Sebald.

Monday, June 9, 2008

How can you tell the dancer from the dance?

Sculpture of two dancers, between Schleifersteg and Trödelmarkt. The direct sunlight made chosing the right angle a bit tricky.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Best chocolate in town

Hutergasse. You might need a map to find it, it's a very small street between Ludwigsplatz and Josephsplatz.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Seconds before the thunderstorm

I almost made it home without getting wet ;-)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fountain lion

I like the peaceful mood of this picture. The fountain is hidden in a rather shabby part of the pedestrian zone, and not glorious or famous at all. Just a little lion (if it is a lion?) spewing water day after day.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


"Street of human rights" -- a row of white marble columns, each inscribed with a paragraph from the declaration of human rights.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

We're all eyes!

Light art during Blaue Nacht, projected onto the facade of Nurembergs town hall, Hauptmarkt.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Farmers' market

View over the market to St. Sebald. The market is open all day, every day but sunday, with fresh produce from the area around Nuremberg and from farther away (the stall in front says "specialties from the mediterranean"). In May and June, everybody is crazy for asparagus and strawberries.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Preparing for EURO 2008

The European Soccer Championship starts on Saturday, with the match Switzerland - Czech Republic in Basel. Time to wash that old flag of your team, or get a new one in time.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Preparations for the Blue Night

The "Blue Night" (Blaue Nacht) is a large event happening in various galleries, theaters, other cultural venues and on the streets of Nuremberg every year in early summer. These spotlights have illuminated St. Lorenz in an eery blue in the evening, a few hours after this picture was taken yesterday.