Wednesday, 16 September 2015

German Town Views

I've not long returned from a lovely visit to my DD2 and her family in Germany and here's a taster of the pretty little town where she lives. It seems to be the fashion this year to decorate bikes with knitting. An extension of yarn bombing that we often see in England.
 Carola , a blogging buddy in California (who was born in Germany) will love seeing these pictures as her mother was married in this town and I always think of her when I am there and wonder if I am walking in her footsteps.
A quick "Hello" to Mountain View California who always pops in but never leaves a comment! Thanks for visiting.
I love these painted benches

There is always some new public art around the place and this time I found a new friend to cuddle up to and it looks like he's had plenty of people doing the same as his knee was shiny. No artist's name to be seen and no name of the subject of the sculpture.
(I've since been told that it's Mark Twain but now I'll have to find how he is connected to this lovely little German town)
 This, below, is one of my favourite pieces of public art in the town.

Maybe it reminds me of the main reason for my visit............
These two special little people had such fun on this spinner and big sister kindly  did the pushing but I just couldn't catch little bro' when his feet were flying out in the air. He didn't have an ounce of fear!
As with most waterside fences, an increasing amount of padlocks are engraved and romantically placed by couples to express their undying love.
 I was told that they were now causing a problem with their weight.
 Here's one of my favourite town centre buildings and the horse drawn tour carriages, clip clopping around the cobbled streets, add so much to the atmosphere.
 Lots more to come ......soon.


Annie said...

What a wonderful place to visit Jo and aren't your munchkins growing up so fast? So lovely to see.
Annie x

Helen said...

What a beautiful place to live - wonderful photos (love the sculptures). I understand the bridges in Paris that are covered in padlocks have the same trouble and they've moved them all elsewhere.

Cardarian said...

What a lovely post! Beautiful city! I can see you really had a wonderful time!
Lots of hugs,

Anne said...

Lovely photo's Jo. What fun the little ones are having. Anne x

butterfly said...

Brilliant photos, and so wonderful to bump into art round every corner.
Alison xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a beautiful city, I love all the yarn bombing and street art :-). So glad you had a great time with your lovely family!
Hugs, LLJ. Xxxx

Twiglet said...

A great city trip - I love the children playing on the millstone - reminds me of the one in Selby park where Maxine and her two little friends used to play. Your grandees are growing up so fast. - gorgeous!
x Jo

Hettie said...

What a pretty city and thanks for sharing. Love the yarn much safer and prettier than the alternatives!! There is a bridge in Prague with the padlocks and Hubby and I could not resist, as Prague is our favourite place.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! What a fabulous place to visit! Love the art and the buildings look great too! Hope to see you soon! Chrisx

tilly said...

love the buildings and cobbles around Germany, a pretty town to live in and great fun with the children
Tilly x

fluffy said...

The sculpture of the man on the bench is of Mark Twain. Not sure what the link to Lüneburg is!