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A Canadian expatriate living and exploring first France now Germany, then BACK to FRANCE (!!!) with her family; former fashion designer, turned unexpected UNLIKELY NOMAD, raising two children, writing, photographing, painting, playing piano (who knew!!) and blogging - and now... full time student at ART SCHOOL!! (I MUST be crazy!!)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Hannover's Ghost

I know... I know ...I am SOOO long overdue to post it is silly...


This week I had a little bit of time on my hands...


*What you say!? Time on your hands and you were not writing to/for US!!...*


*Sheesh*


I know and I AM so sorry, well what with getting back into the swing of things and Little Miss Lily was home sick with me for a week thought she seems to be on the mend...for now anyway and runny nose not withstanding...


I am long overdue to show you all a little bit of Hannover and as I was saying I had a little time on my hands so I took the (new) camera into town and snapped a few...



I felt like a bit of a ghost wandering around the old town, as I often do when looking at centuries old architecture...wondering who has trodden the same paths...on which errands, and to meet whom...to pick up which food to cook late on which steaming pots, to visit which milleners and dress or shoe makers and to titter about which gossip...


I think I even looked a bit like a ghost...*Have a look*...




So after dropping the kids off at school I wandered downtown and had a little treat, a coffee here,


and then meandered through the old town area
past the Market Church... here...


...And then really for the first time since we have arrived, I kind of meandered a bit, mapless which, since I am SO directionally challenged, is always a bit nerve wracking (and I suppose since I am so Nomadic a little astounding that I have not actually gotten pemanently lost...) anyway I digress....

The old buildings are beautiful, sort of remind me of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and border on kind of a Glaswegian style of architecture...guess we are not really ALL that far from Scotland after all. So then I meandered down a few allies, discovered a very old church... and town square... that I had so far completely missed, I always love unexpected discoveries...

In this photo of the town sqaure you may notice some very modern sculpture in the thick of all this medieval architecture. Hannover is just sort of like that, due to the extensive damage sustained during the war large sections of it have been rebuilt and there is more modern sculpture here than in any other place I have ever visited...sort of cool...

Thinking I needed to get back to the school soon to pick up the kids I doubled back and ...... and wound my way along the river.
As I turned the corner to back track, the sky put on a particularly dramatic show of gusty clouds back lit with brilliant sun which allowed me to get these two great shots, one of a bronze stature the soldier and his horse, an homage presumably to the first world war and the second shot ... ...of the river Leine.
Not bad huh!!

6 comments:

Beth said...

Glad to hear/see you had some "me" time.
Wonderful pictures. Love the special effects in that first one - and the ghost!

oreneta said...

Nice nice nice, that sky is incredible...nice to hear your voice again too.

Michelle said...

Your photographs are wonderful. I would love to see Hannover in person.

I'm glad Little Miss Lily is feeling better.

Thanks for the tour!

Gary said...

Not too bad at all - you have a good eye. Lots of vertical!

Kimmie said...

Trying not to be jealous at your time alone, wondering around the town. The pictures are wonderful and I enjoyed all you shared-so glad you had a moment to enjoy to yourself.

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

cipriano said...

Wow. I LOVE that photo of Balzac Coffee.
I want to have a few coffees there, right now!

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