springtime

Looking at my hometown with fresh eyes

It is by far not the first time for me to do a photowalk in downtown Aachen, and this morning I didn’t even change much of my usual paths but yet there were new impressions to be caught with the camera or different angles …

Some looked best in sepia and some in colour. Let me take you on a visual walk through the city which is only a few minutes from two other countries, namely the Netherlands and Belgium.

This redbrick building is a theatre, it offers mostly alternative plays, or at least very alternative Adaption for the 20-30somethings

This redbrick building is a theatre, it offers mostly alternative plays, or at least very alternative Adaption for the 20-30somethings

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at the theatre window.

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…on my way to the cathedral and Muensterplatz (~ cathedral square)

 

Looking up does pay off from time to time

Looking up does pay off from time to time

 

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love the colour combination

love the colour combination

 

You have to know the quarter to find this passageway. Love it. So much charme there....

You have to know the quarter to find this passageway. Love it. So much charme there….

 

 

swirly

swirly

 

a shop selling wool. Yes, it's Aachen. Quite unusual for the City though...

a shop selling wool. Yes, it’s Aachen. Quite unusual for the City though…

 

A violin builder

A violin builder

 

Italian Food and such an artsy sign. Note to self: Make a sign series. :)

Italian Food and such an artsy sign. Note to self: Make a sign series. 🙂

 

 

cathedral...

cathedral…

Magnolia and Saints

Magnolia and Saints

 

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Don't those angels get dizzy? Actually I have never paid Attention to those sculptures...might have been distracted by the magnolia tree

Don’t those angels get dizzy? Actually I have never paid Attention to those sculptures…might have been distracted by the magnolia tree

 

Mr Duck Swimming in a small fountain. He looked a bit lost there... and attracted lots of children

Mr Duck Swimming in a small fountain. He looked a bit lost there… and attracted lots of children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday stroll/Sonntagsrumstreunerei : )

Pre-stroll 🙂 lazy in the loggia

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No, I am not living in Amsterdam. Though I wouldn’t mind sometimes 🙂

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And now I know who made the paw-traces in the garden this winter 🙂 ..There.

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And just a few minutes ago…looking up from the Screen:

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Beauty unfolding overnight

IMG_1722 (660x800)Last night I sat in the loggia, wondering when the beautiful little Japanese cherry tree would start blooming. The buds had been developing and slightly opening these past sunny days.

This morning, 6.15 a.m., it looked about the same…

and then

coming home from work.

Was I really only gone for a few hours?

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Proofs of spring.

You wanna know where these world travellers have been today? Well… today not too far but most definitely they’ve seen green grass, park and one of my favourite street café. They had to go through quite a bit of stop and go because it  was some spontaneous wandering around with the camera kind of thing. IMG_1601 (800x533)  On this first sunny and warm, spring-like Sunday ..ever…in a usually very rainy town at the dutch and belgian border the whole world was on its way to sunbath, play frisbee, eat icecream, play guitar in the park…the whole “when-the-sun-finally-comes-out-once-in-a-while” sort of things.

Inspired by Flora Bowley’s current blog Project “the 30 days blog love affair” (,which you should check out) and ideas from Susannah Conway’s book and blog..um..and my own natural urge to get the heck out there…^^ I took a couple of proof-photos to remind myself and you all that it is spring. Not only on the calendar. For real. At least for today : )

So here we go:

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aaaaah yes. It’s not a plant. It’s a car. But a pretty old one. A pretty one and an old one I find myself thinking.

Let’s see… just a few steps further…..

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Lovely forsythia just around the corner. Love this kind of yellow. There will be more yellow in the following photos.

Going towards the park, this made me stop

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Not only do I love to capture these on photos..but also..look at those colours and those lines. Awww. yes. Drawing/mixed media material deluxe, especially the right one.

I didn’t take photos of the Café actually, but …let me just:

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Exactly. That. Caffeine.

But let’s not get distracted from spring Topics (although, spring to me is being able to sit in a street Café having a coffee or two without winter coat and YET: without shaking or getting wet 🙂

Here we go now, getting back to spring:

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Speaking of yellow. The Daffodil. Alive and kicking.

Note to self: paint a picture with a lot of yellow. and a contrasting turquoise. Yes.

On my way back, I took a few more nice pics and two when I arrived home. Let them just speak for themselves mostly:

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No, I didn’t bring those two lovelies from the park. They happen to live here all the time. Note the “I disapprove you haven’t brought us two buckets of grass and dandelion from out there”-look on their faces 😉

So that’s that for today. Spring proof completed. Have a lovely Sunday (night, morning, afternoon, depending on where you are in this world).

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