Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The main bus stations and main areas for shopping in Hannover are in Kroepcke. This is the Kroepcke clock. It is named after a man named Wilhelm Kroepcke. He was the owner of a cafe that was in this area from 1876-1919. Today, the clock is a frequently used meeting spot for locals and visitors.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I know most of you have heard of the Pied Piper legend. The legend originated in the town of Hameln when several children went missing in June of 1284. The center of this town survived the Second World War and still to this day is a perfect reflection of the Weser Renaissance period.
Above you see a picture of Hannah befriending a statue and to its right is a picture of the St. Nicolai Market Church.
This is the Hochzeitshaus (Wedding House). It is right in the center of the town. Do you see the window in the middle with wood covering it? About three times a day that opens and little figures Pied Piper figures come out, spin around, and reenact the story of the Pied Piper. Hameln also has an open air stage that puts on performances of the Pied Piper story every Sunday during the warm weather months.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A friend had given this to me. I was told that if any of it's flowers were blooming on February 3rd, the Chinese New Year, that we would have extra good luck and fortune. A few flowers did bloom on that day (with a little help for the water I gave it just one day before-timing is everything.)