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A city dating back to Roman times and now the capital of the state of Hesse.

March 21, 2009

Spring - at last

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The first flowers have already been out for a while, but there also are some clear indications that spring has come to Wiesbaden’s “Fasanerie”, a small zoo specialising in domestic animals:
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The goats are enjoying the first rays of spring

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The bears are out - although they are a bit sleepy still

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Love is in the air among the wolves

February 5, 2008

Wiesbaden Buddha

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Buddha in a shop window, Wiesbaden
A golden Buddha is contemplating the city life from a quiet spot in a barber’s shop.
Seen in Wiesbaden

February 4, 2008

More carnival Impressions

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Autumn in Winter time? A man (?) dressed up in brownish leaves
This man looks like a figure straight from an Arcimboldo painting…

huns in Wiesbaden
This was truly an international event.
Visitors included a group of huns…

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…and even a squad of imperial military straight from Star Wars.

February 3, 2008

Wiesbaden Carnival 2008

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A glorious winter day provides a good opportunity for the participants to show off their beauty…
Last year’s images:
Wiesbaden: Carnival 2007 - I
Wiesbaden: Carnival 2007 - II
Photos from the Carnival parade 2006
and
http://www.travelphoto.net/a-photo-a-day/wordpress/2006/02/25/carnival-in-wiesbaden/

March 16, 2007

Lynx

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Here you can see the typical small tuft of black hair on the ears of the lynx.
This is easily the biggest cat species in central Europe and a very impressive sight.

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Another typical feature of the Lynx is its short, stubby tail.
Again, these pictures were taken at the “Fasanerie” in Wiesbaden, Germany.

March 11, 2007

A day at the “Fasanerie”, Wiesbaden

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The “Fasanerie” in Wiesbaden is home to animals that used to live in the region such as the Wisent (a form of buffalo), wolves and even some bears.

more photos taken at the “Fasanerie”, Wiesbaden: racoon, young foxes.
more photos from Wiesbaden at A Photo a Day.
I also have a special site only showing photos from Wiesbaden.
More about Wiesbaden:
Official website of the city
The salient facts at Wikipedia.

March 5, 2007

The Tree outside my Window

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I just liked the light on the withered bark of the tree…
Doesn’t it almost look like a face?

March 4, 2007

Lunar Eclipse (Wiesbaden, Germany)

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Lunar eclipse
The lunar eclipse, seen a few minutes ago in Wiesbaden from my kitchen window.
Fortunately the clouds broke although there always was a little bit of a hazy cloud screen making the photo somewhat less sharp than desirable.
Minolta 7d, Tokina 80-400, image cropped.

February 19, 2007

Wiesbaden: Carnival 2007 II

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Some more pictures of the carnival parade in Wiesbaden.

February 18, 2007

Wiesbaden: Carnival 2007

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Some pictures from this year’s carnival parade in Wiesbaden.

September 23, 2006

Cute Prisoner

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Hungry Prisoner, originally uploaded by laurenz.

A racoon in Wiesbaden’s “Fasanerie” is begging for food.

August 21, 2006

Araucaria

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Araucaria, originally uploaded by laurenz.

quite a big plant?- inviting passers by to enter a flower shop next to Wiesbaden’s “Marktkirche”.

June 30, 2006

Inside the Russian Chapel

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The cupola inside Wiesbaden’s Russian Chapel.

June 20, 2006

Dove

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A dove sitting on a tree in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Minolta Dynax 7d, Tokina 80-400mm lens.

June 11, 2006

Theatrium Wiesbaden

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Merry go round, originally uploaded by laurenz.

Here you see the flags representing the 32 nations participating in the FIFA World Cup 2006.
The photo was taken at the “Theatrium” in Wiesbaden, Germany.

June 10, 2006

Theatrium 2006, Wiesbaden II

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the mushroom collector

Here is a puppet sold by one of the many artisans at the Theatrium festival in Wiesbaden.

June 9, 2006

Wiesbaden: Theatrium 2006

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posing at the cocktail bar

The Theatrium is the street festival of Wiesbaden’s most fashionable street, the Wilhelmstraße.
The name of course is related to the state theatre of Hesse which re-opened in 1977 with a relatively small festival.
Today, there are several music venues, 140 food stalls, lots of street events and many artisans.
This picture was taken at a Brazilian stall where one could buy the cocktails to go with the international speialties sold nearby.

May 28, 2006

Young foxes

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Today, I visited the “Fasanerie” a small zoo in Wiesbaden specialising in local animals.
There now are many young animals, but especially the young foxes were everybody’s darlings.

May 5, 2006

Cherry Blossom

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cherry blossom

in a nearby park, Wiesbaden, Germany.

April 30, 2006

Luminale Wiesbaden

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Luminale Wiesbaden, originally uploaded by laurenz.

These are the last minutes of the Luminale for Wiesbaden.
This event took place in most of the Rhein Main area with illuminated buildings and art projects everywhere.
In Wiesbaden, the “Kurpark” was illuminated by many art installations.

April 23, 2006

Goose Family

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Goose Family, originally uploaded by laurenz.

Mother goose with her young. A moment later, they all would get under a her right wing!

February 26, 2006

Wiesbaden Carnival Parade

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Some impressions from the Carnival parade in Wiesbaden:

February 25, 2006

Carnival in Wiesbaden

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musician from Basle

Even though the big carnival parade in Wiesbaden only takes place tomorrow, there were many international groups to be seen in the city today.
This is a costumed musician from Basle (Switzerland).

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a clown selling balloons

January 30, 2006

The Rhine at Biebrich

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The river Rhein

The weather was cold - but beautiful - and a good chance to try out my new toy, a Sigma 15-30 mm wide-angle lens…
(Minolta Maxxum 9, Fujichrome Velvia 100).

January 16, 2006

Reflection on wet Granite

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buildings reflected on stone

I took this photo on one of those big revolving balls made of granite - the somewhat ghostly appearance comes from the structure of the stone.
Otherwise, this is just a normal street scene on a beautiful winter day in Wiesbaden, Germany.

More photos from the same occasion on a special site I dedicated to my hometown Wiesbaden.
The official page of the city.
Facts about Wiesbaden at Wikipedia

January 8, 2006

Passing bus

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Bus in Wiesbaden

A bus paases the railway station in wiesbaden (Germany).

December 11, 2005

Stressed-out Santa collapses in Wiesbaden!

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Santa on the lawn

seen on the lawn of a Tae-kwon-Do studio in Wiesbaden (Germany)

November 1, 2005

Wiesbaden: Fall in the Park

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Aren’t these nice autumn colours? That’s what the local park is like right now….

October 11, 2005

Fog in Wiesbaden

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Another image of the foggy park in Wiesbaden.

October 10, 2005

Fog in the Park II

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Fog in the Park II, originally uploaded by laurenz.

also taken in the “Walkmühltal”-Park, Wiesbaden (Germany).

October 9, 2005

Fog in the Park

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When I saw the fog in the street this morning, I grabbed my cameras and took quite a few photos.
I hope. I can bring across a bit of the almost mystical atmosphere.

I’ll have to wait a few days to find out what the slides are like, but here already are some shots from my Lumix.

October 7, 2005

Kochbrunnen, Wiesbaden

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Kochbrunnen, Wiesbaden, originally uploaded by laurenz.

Although the water of this source does not quite reach boiling temperature (”kochen” = to boil), it’s still steaming hot.
The hot sources have been a major tourist attraction for Wiesbaden ever since the time of the Romans.

August 27, 2005

Schierstein Harbour

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The harbour of Wiesbaden-Schierstein and the river Rhine.

August 15, 2005

“Alter Friedhof”

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Again, the old cemetary, Wiesbaden.

August 12, 2005

Grave

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another grave on the “Alte Friedhof” (”old graveyard”) in Wiesbaden

August 7, 2005

Angel

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Grave on the old cemetary of Wiesbaden.

August 4, 2005

Wasp

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Cropped Wasp, originally uploaded by laurenz.

a macro shot of a wasp taken in Wiesbaden Schierstein with my tiny Lumix FX8.

July 31, 2005

Russian Church in Wiesbaden

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Wiesbaden: Russian Church, originally uploaded by laurenz.

in Wiesbaden itself, this building is universally known as “Griechische Kapelle” (Greek Chapel).
It was, however, built for Elisabeta Michailovna, the Russian wife of the grand Duke Adolf of Nassau.
There is an interesting small Russian graveyard nearby

July 27, 2005

Park Bench in Wiesbaden-Biebrich

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Schlosspark, Wiesbaden-Biebrich

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A park bench in the Schlosspark (”palace gardens”) belonging to the Grand Ducal palais in Wiesbaden Biebrich.
Across the pool is the “Moosburg“, a ruin that was built as an adornment of the park.

July 18, 2005

New toy - a Lumix FX8

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While I’m not going to really give up analogue photography any time soon, I also wanted to have a small digital camera to always carry with me.
So I got a Panasonic Lumix FX8.
Here are some shots I took with it:
Steiff Bear in Wiesbaden
A giant Steiff Bear (about 2 metres tall) in Wiesbaden

bumblebee shot with the macro function
I can get much closer to an object than with my current SLR and the image stabilizer of the tiny camera works quite well.
(No tripod used)


Luisenplatz, Wiesbaden
When it comes to dark objects in front of a bright sky, my SLR combined with Fuji Velvia works much better…

July 5, 2005

Rubber Giraffe

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Giraffe
The Theatrium is a yearly festivity in Wiesbaden. It started as a small celebration by the state theatre, but now is quite a big affair with many music groups, artisans and international food stalls.
The giant rubber giraffe was part of a playground set aside for the younger visitors.

June 5, 2005

Old city hall, Wiesbaden

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The old town hall on the left of the picture now is the main registration office for Wiesbaden.

May 11, 2005

Fog over the Moosburg

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Fog in the park of the Grand Ducal palace in Wiesbaden Biebrich.
The Moosburg was built as a ruin - to lend a special flair to the park.

May 7, 2005

Yet another Reflection

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Reflection in the water of a small pool in Wiesbaden
One more reflection seen in the Walkmühltal, Wiesbaden, Germany.

April 24, 2005

Autumn leaves

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Autumn leaves reflected in a small pool in Wiesbaden, Germany
Autumn foliage reflected in a small pool in Wiesbaden, Germany

February 22, 2005

Wiesbaden: Park in the Fog

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Thick fog hides the park of the palace in Biebrich.

February 1, 2005

Clown in the Fog

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sculpture of a clown in Wiesbaden Biebrich
The sculpture “Froschkönigin” (”The Frog Queen”) by Birgid Helmy in Wiesbadem-Biebrich.
It is currently the time of the “5th season” - carnival. Just across the bridge from Biebrich is the city of Mainz, one of the most important centres of carnival celebrations.
Birgid Helmy was born in Wiesbaden and is known for her dynamic sculptures.

December 14, 2004

small fountain in Biebrich

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small fountain in Biebrich, Germany

also see: Clown in the fog, also taken in Biebrich and a photo taken in Biebrich Schlosspark.

September 11, 2004

Aikido Training

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A photo from the Aikido training in Wiesbaden, Germany. More Aikido-photos at Online Photo Galleries.

August 3, 2004

Winter in Wiesbaden

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It’s quite hot now, so here’s a shot from cooler times.
You find more photos from Germany over at the main site.

Snow and ice in a park in Wiesbaden, Germany

July 22, 2004

Autumn in Wiesbaden

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Autumn in a park in Wiesbaden, Germany

March 8, 2004

Germany: Autumn…

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seen in Wiesbaden, Deutschland.

February 15, 2004

Germany: Autumn Reflections

Autumn leaves on a pool, Wiesbaden, Deutschland
Currently, the weather is not at its best here, so how about a nice shot from this fall?



    

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