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Monochrome Tuesday: blowball

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You’re a regular reader and you’re surprised seeing a different topic as usual on Tuesdays? Don’t wonder. Leanne Cole, the organizer of Monochrome Madness, is currently on vacation. Though, she pauses for a few weeks. But, I put a monochrome image online for you, anyway.

Summer’s nearly over, now. Meteorologists declare September 1st to be the first day of fall, although the astronomical start of fall is tomorrow. I hope, you enjoyed your summer (in case, you live in the northern hemisphere, like I do) or your winter (in the southern hemisphere).

September 23rd is the day, when day and night are of the same length, just like on March 20th. This happens, when the sun crosses the equator. Because of the tracks of our planet through the universe is not exactly balanced with the earth rotation, these moments can differ a few hours. Thus, it is i.e. 23rd in one year and 22nd in the other. The same is true for the crossing in spring.

Take care!

 

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Monochrome Tuesday: bridge

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You’re a regular reader and you’re surprised seeing a different topic as usual on Tuesdays? Don’t wonder. Leanne Cole, the organizer of Monochrome Madness, is currently on vacation. Though, she pauses for a few weeks. But, I put a monochrome image online for you, anyway.

As you might have seen, this weeks topic at weekly photo challenge at The Daily Post is ‘connected’. I already have put my contribution online on Friday evening. It was a different interpretation, than Ben from WordPress might have had in his mind, when he published the theme. Here, I have a second post for that theme. But, this time way more following his idea 🙂

Take care!

 

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Over the river

I already wrote about the Wuppertal Schwebebahn in the past, i.e. here. So I don’t write much about it again.

Today I was in the suspension railway with some guests from France. The familiy of our french guest student is here for a four day visit. Most of the track is following the river Wupper, but from Sonnborn, near the Zoo and the stadium, the track leaves the river an followning the streets to the main depot in Vohwinkel.

It’s always an interesting experience sitting in the wagons and looking through the windows Continue reading “Over the river”

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Schwebebahn


Do you remember my past post (http://wp.me/p16aNp-1I) I mentioned the Wuppertal Schwebebahn?
It’s a suspension railway, that hangs below it’s track. On its way through Wuppertal it’s following the river Wupper. It’s build back in 1901 by using the same technique used Gustave Eiffel for building the Eiffel Tower in the french capitol Paris.

Here I was at station “Werther Brücke”, one of the remaining historic stations. Currently the track is still under renovation and renewing.

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