This street offers a view of the St Nicolai church in Hameln, Germany. A you can see, this was taken last autumn, and I think the yellow leaves really set of the old brickwork of the church very well.
I seem to be occupied with streets of late; little pretty streets. This one is in my hometown of Hannover, Germany at the Ballhofplatz, which is a plaza in the heart of Hannover’s old town.
Throw back to Hameln in Germany from last year.
At the time I was disappointed with the weather that day, it was gloomy and rained heavy throughout the day. However, looking at the photos I am glad it wasn’t a sunny day, so much more athmospheric with the gloom!
When we visited Germany in October last year we took a day trip to the Wisentgehege in Springe. It’s over 90 hectars of medows and ancient forest with over 100 animal species, some of which are endangered. It’s a fabulous place and the ancient forest that you walk through includes a section with various different deer species that, if they wanted to, would be able to come right up to you.
One of the first animals you come across are the Eurasian Lynx, which are sometimes hard to spot (as they can be shy), but thankfully, they were rather social when we visited.
I have no idea how I ended up with this idea, the mind sometimes works in mysterious ways, which I have stopped trying to understand.
This rhea obviously does not get the full concept of hide and seek.
These flightless birds are native to Southern America, however, a small group managed to escape a wildlife park in Northern Germany near Lübeck in the late 1990s and have done well in their new found freedom. The population has double in size and they have even moved into other areas. Unfortunately local farmers are less impressed as the birds eat the rape seeds and trample the plants.
Not quite right, but you get the gist. These two fully individuals were having a good time on a sunny winter day. Seconds after this shot they were off again chasing each other.