Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Konigsalle today

I went out shopping today to the Ko or Konigsalle. It was almost warm today. The weather seems to be getting warmer and the days seem to be getting longer--that I am thankful for! I wanted to share a few photos of my adventures today.

I like this shot and I title it: "Inter-species Interaction"

As I was walking down the Ko and on my way to the bookstore to buy Deutsch perfekt, I had the pleasure of stumbling upon this vantage point and wanted to share it:

This one is simply titled: "Die Brucke" (I have an American computer so no umlauts)

This was taken right after the shot of the elderly man feeding the birds. I love the angle of the sunlight beaming over the water:

What an elegant lampost. It seems as if a woman is carrying two lanterns.


Blogger Nyana said...

I really like the second to last photo. It really divides the composition in an asymmetrically sublime way.
It is so nice you have nice weather over there- Walk around for me too, will you? It's cold and white in Canada... again... What's new, eh?

9:20 PM  
Blogger alala said...

Those pictures are fantastic. You have such a wonderful eye. Now I want to visit Düsseldorf. It was never on my list, but wow, your photos make it look beautiful.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Wow, you're getting good at this. Or were you already good at it? Either way, excellent pics!

10:41 PM  
Blogger Dixie said...

I think these photos are terrific!

10:56 PM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Lovely! Those are really incredible photos james. And thanks to P, he's got me hooked up to the internet in less than 1 day after moving in! Is he awesome or what?? I'm still busy but I must blog! Too addicted. tehe..

4:31 AM  
Blogger christina said...

Nice pictures, James! And guess what? The weather IS getting warmer and the days ARE getting longer. Just wait until those first warm rays of sunshine hit you in the spring - it's great.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Inka-Wolfy said...

great clicks! I like the first one A LOT. Btw, the 3rd one (Die Brücke) reminded me of a movie with the same name that every school kid in Germany saw in history class. It's an old flick (1959), but highly recommendable IMO.

3:52 PM  
Blogger jen said...

yeah james, fabu photos

7:08 PM  
Blogger Prairie Girl said...

What beautiful light in these photos! The first photo conveys such a peaceful atmosphere and the last one is especially interesting.

Btw James, don't worry about not having an umlaut, according to the Wiki you can always replace ä, ö, ü with ae, oe, ue (i.e. Brücke can be written Bruecke). And the ß can be replaced with ss.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

At first, I thought you were in Amsterdam already! Oh my. I had no idea Dusseldorf has canals like this. A definite city on my "Must See" list! And yes, I like the elegant lady holding out her light to the world.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Todd said...

Hi James, great photos!
Nice of them to put the the word 'ticket' in English below.

8:39 PM  
Blogger SteveR said...

Hey Jimmy! - you have an interesting and very nice blog.

To get ü, for exaple, hold down the ALT key while you type 0252 on the keypad (you have to use the keypad, not the numerals on the top row of the keyboard, so NumLock must be ON.) After you type the for numerals, let go of the ALT key, and your letter will appear on-screen.

the lower case German letters with umlaut are: ö - 0246, å - 0229, ü - 0252. You can also get ß with 0223.

To see all the codes, go to the Start menu and select RUN, then type in CHARMAP and hit Enter key.

It will bring up the Character Map application - if you see an accented letter you need, click on it - in the lower left corner of the Charmap window, you'll see the 4-numeral code for the letter.

Of course, with Charmap, you're not limited to just German letters, but you can cross that Brücke when you get to it.

Best regards,

9:18 PM  

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