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Travel Tuesday: A merchants house

Greetsiel has a long tradition of shipping. For centuries people along the costs made their living with fishing, whale catching and long-distance trading. Not only sailors came from these towns, also officers and captains. And these captains usually brought back lots of money (when they came back – lots of men and ships got lost to the sea in those times).  So, in each town with a harbour you can find very gorgeous houses, once built by a captain.

Very often, such houses are near to the harbour. Often with a good view to the sea. These houses were to document the wealth of the owner (= builder)

 

Take care!

 

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Monochrome Madness 4-06

 

It’s time for a theme at Monochrom Madness Challenge again and it’t “repetition”.

Here we have a self-service bike rental station in Paris. Check out a bike in one station, ride to your destination and check it in at another rental station near your destination.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

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Monochrome Madness 4-05

 

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

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Travel Tuesday: Greetsiel harbour

Here we are! The harbour of Greetsiel. This is a very typical image for Greetsiel and for the Germany North Sea coast as well. Although only few of these shrimper fisher boats are left, they are still a symbol for the coast. Here in Greetsiel is the majority of the remaining boats at home. (I told you about it in a past post).

Take care!

 

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Monochrome Madness 4-04

This is the image, I proposed to show 2 weeks ago in my themed MMC post. It’s a different kind of ‘moving’.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

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Monochrome Madness 4-03

 

On Saturday morning I read an article about the general weather situation in Europe. The situation is very strange. A low-pressure area at the Azores Islands leads the warm air to the north. So, Iceland has temperatures around 20°C while the south has only 10-15°C.

Here in my region we currently have cold nights, only a bit above the freezing point and 8-12°C during the days. Usually May should be a warm pre-summer month. But, that’s not too rare to have some cold days in die middle of may. You know, each day has a patron or saint. And because of the phenomena of having remarkable colder days in the middle of May, these days are called ‘Ice Saints (Mamertus, Pankratius, Servatius, Bonifatius and Sophia – May 11th – 15th). It’s know as a farmers rule for centuries. This year, they are very early and have much power. This conditions are for about 3 weeks now and there is no sign of change visible up to now.

In the middle of June, there is a second cold spot, know as sheeps cold.

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!