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)


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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.

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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).

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Travel Tuesday: town canal

Here we are at the town canal of Greetsiel. It’s part of the de-watering system called Siel You can see the platform where the round-trip with the canal boats start and the twin mills in the back. Each boat has room for approximately 15 people.

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