Saturday, February 28, 2009

Paper mill

The lush green suggests that this is again a picture from the archives, taken in the Wöhrder Wiese park. The stacks of bronze paper mark the location of one of the earliest paper mill north of the alps, the Hadermühle.

Friday, February 27, 2009


There used to be a tram line in Äussere Bayreuther Strasse, but it has been replaced by the metro long ago. The rails are still there, slowly rusting away and grown over.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Castle again

Such a tourist picture ;-)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Old and narrow

I liked how this narrow, old house survived between the big and modern buildings around it. It also houses one of my favourite cafés in Nuremberg, Black Bean on Ludwigsplatz.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Street art

Found literally around the corner from my place, no further comments ;-)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Still not spring

Outside there's still not the right weather and no light for new pictures, so here's another one from the archives: Henkersteg, a small pedestrian bridge over the Pegnitz, between Unschlittplatz and Trödelmarkt.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Very urban

Today I was walking all day through the snowy and pretty wet countryside north of Nuremberg, so this is taken from my archive of unused blog photos from last year: the metro station Opernhaus.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


A small plate on a house near Heilig Geist Spital remembers charitable deeds: Konrad Gross founded the Heilig-Geist Spital in 1332 for sick and old people. It is still used as a nursing home.

In the year 1486 the pharmacy next to it was founded by citizens of Nuremberg. It is also still a pharmacy, so when you're in Nuremberg with a headache, you can buy your pain killers at a historic site, between Hauptmarkt and Pegnitz. The drugs they sell are modern, of course ;-)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pointing at the sky

Two very different ways to listen to voices from the skies...

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Old-town roofs directly below the castle.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

From "Faust II"

The street above this metro station is called "Goethestrasse", so the walls are covered with wisdom from Goethe's works. I love this one, the "Türmerlied" from Faust II. In the real world, all lines are straight of course ;-)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

View from the castle

The upper part of Burgstrasse, the old town, and a piece of the castle wall.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Locksmiths and metalworkers

This is a modern variation of the old tradition of craftsmen to use a picture as a sign for their shop -- probably because people couldn't read, or maybe just because it was a way to show off their art.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Big church

A cathedral is like a small mountain, with lots of detail when you get closer. Here is a part of Albrecht-Dürer-Platz reflected in a part of the north facade of St. Sebald.

(St. Sebald was largely destroyed during WWII and rebuilt later.)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

More sun, please!

In the sunshine it was already warm enough to sit outside, at least in the cafés that provide woolen blankets for their guests ;-) These tables need some more direct sun to get rid of what was hopefully the last snow of the year.

It's very picturesque and everything, snow and sunshine, but I could use some spring soon!