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.
This Eurasian Eagle Owl, also known as the European Eagle Owl, or Uhu in German, was in training at the Palace of Bückeburg’s Royal Riding School . The trainer let this young male fly around and it then settled right in front of us. This is the first time that I have ever seen one of these owls and even though this was a relatively tame specimen, it was thrilling nonetheless.
It is no secret to those of you that have followed me for a while that I love the New Town Hall in my hometown of Hannover in Germany. The building, inside and out, is just majestic. One of the great features are the spiral staircases, which are actually elliptical in shape. I love to photograph them whenever I am back there.
A few photos of some of the amazing rooms of the Bückeburg Palace.
I couldn’t resist sharing another shot of Bückeburg castle. It is not a castle that is all that famous, although I think that needs to change as it is a beautiful palace.
This beautiful cafe is in the former Bückeburg palace kitchens. If you are visiting the palace I urge you to go and try their cakes, and they make a mean hot chocolate!
Well, some more from our day trip to Hameln in Germany. As you can see it was a rainy day (although the clouds and rain did disappear eventually), but that made for much nicer photos of the streets and the beautiful houses.