Sunday, November 29, 2015

Peaceful like Cat and Dog

Fritzi und Yorki - 29.05.2015, 1 Uhr morgens

Now the two have but really surprised me - and Fritzi Yorki in the same bed. I just wanted to go to bed, when I saw that. I now had to quickly take pictures, upload and publish because it so beautifully fits the theme Pentecost and charity yet. Haha.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

A spectacular view to the dom at Petersweg

22.6.2012. Meanwhile - 2015 - there is a new parking-house here, and you cannot see the Dom from here.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Jakobs Tor

The Church of St. James, also called Schottenkirche, a Romanesque basilica of the 12th century, derives its name from the monastery of Irish Benedictines (Scoti) to which it was attached; the principal doorway is covered with very singular grotesque carvings. It stands next to the Jakobstor, a medieval city gate named after it.

Jakobstor, Regensburg

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Ostenbastei at night

It was a bastion, a fortification, at the east side of old Ratisbon - the "Ostenbastei". Here photographs, that I made during a walk with my dog, 2009.

Bei der Ostenbastei

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fritzi and the old oak tree

A sunny autumn day. That must exploit  Fritzi. So he conquered again the little kitchen balcony to sunbathe there and brush. In the background the old oak tree, which accompanies us daily. She is still leafy - their leaves fall off later than the normal trees, but she is green in spring later.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ratisbon in the autumn - from the Winzerer Hills

The "Winzerer Höhen" means hills in the north of ratisbon. Very old vineyards are here, and you have a fantastic panorama over Ratisbon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Befreiungshalle Kelheim

Die Befreiungshalle in Kelheim

As our guest  Marko, who now lived 8 months in our house, soon returns to the home in Kroatien, I wanted to show him Kelheim and the Liberation Hall. These are the images.

Even from Kelheim out you can see that we are lucky with the sun.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The lady is a fantastic artist

24. Oktober 2015 - Vernissage from Ivana Koubek and Georg Schindler. Pictures to a new book, illustrated from the czech artist Ivana Koubek, who is living in Ratisbon.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Bombs over Ratisbon - part 2

The Messerschmitt works were therefore the reason why the area near the hospital of St. John of God were so heavily bombarded. Thus bomb discoveries are inevitable there. So also the Fund on 26 October 2015 the Dornierstraße in Regensburg City West.

Below is a screen shot of 1943 air a reconnaissance flight before the Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission; now comfortably faded placed in Google Earth 

There is also a beautiful, very interesting portal of Regensburg, which is unfortunately little known and for that I want to make advertisement here:

     City Portal -

Here you can among other things, bomb crater-aerial photographs (dating from probably 1945) on the map (or another base, eg aerial photographs) Show.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Bombs over Ratisbon - the Operation Double Strike in World War II

google-earth mit zugeschalteter 3D-Ansicht
A bomb was found in the west par of Ratisbon, one of the bombs of civil war. We had to evacuate a complete hospital an other 5000 people , almost all the houses, that you can see in the google-eart-picture above. Then the specialists could deactivate the bomb. It was the fourth bomb-alarm in Ratisbon this year. The bombs are mementos (or should I say souvenir?) from the world war II.

Bomb finds come with us quite frequently. 40,000 bombs were dropped during the last months of the war in Regensburg. During World War II there were three important goals for the Allies in Regensburg: the tracks in the station area, which Schwabelweiser rail bridge in the east, and in  the west, the Messerschmitt works.

But one of the main objectives was to producing for the military Messerschmitt works in Prüfening. The Messerschmitt GmbH in Regensburg was the Nazi patterns operating one of the most efficient and productive aircraft factories of World War II.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cafe Regensburg - Station Stadtamhof

Cafe Mea in "Stadtamhof", a part in the north of Ratisbon. With view to the old stonebridge (at the right backside )

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cafe Regensburg - Station AM PACH

The cafe "Am Pach" is part of the Alstadthotel, which is in the "Bachgasse" (brook-lane). In former centuries you could see the brook, running through this lane. Now the lane is under the ground. 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cafe Regensburg - station DIBA-Cafe

This Cafe started to be my second home - the cafe-bar DIBA, managed from Reza Pezeshki. A very small cafe, but it has a wonderful publicum, good music, good cappuccini and the tables outside the cafe have the best place in whole oldtown.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cafe Regensburg - Station Felix

Am Neupfarrplatz hat das Cafe Felix die ersten Freisitze aufgestellt. Im Vordergrund Teile des Denkmals für die Synagoge

Sunday, November 1, 2015

All you need is Love, Love, Love

Love-Padlocks from couples at the "Iron Bridge" over the Danube. A photo from the year 2012. Meanwhile there are much more padlocks. To be honest, we all are waiting, that the bridge crashes down with all the padlocks.

Location: Eiserner Steg, look at the marked google-maps-location.