Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Germany, First Impressions.

The first thing I noticed when I got to Germany was how many windows there are!
Note: Almost all the windows I have seen have shear white lace curtains of every variety you can imagine.
This is my kitchen window looking out to the back yard. We live on the second floor and our land lords live down stairs. The land lords are really nice and treat us like guests, it's great!
There are all kinds of cool windows, I saw this one on a walk through the neighborhood.
We walk a lot here, my first few days that is all I did, walk around the area and check it out. The houses here are cool looking. The architecture is beautiful and even though it is a city it is clam, quiet, and clean.German Row houses. My land lords tell me that their family has lived in the same house for three generations. The house has five apartments and two of the five are family. They all went to the same elementary school down the street, we hear the bells twice a day.
Some of the houses are covered in Ivy and look like they predate the other houses on the street.

Another thing I like about Germany is the parks!

This park is the grounds of an old castle just a short walk from our house. There is also a small zoo, an art gallery and a museum on the castle grounds.


Elemmaciltur said...

Where abouts in Germany are you?

Susan said...

Great pictures! Where in Germany are you? Makes me homesick! I grew up in Germany.

Katura said...

Thanks for your comments!
I am in the Dusseldorf area in Oberhausen.

Criquette said...

How beautiful! I'm looking forward to reading about your new life and seeing more gorgeous photos.