Thursday, July 2, 2009

Spray painted



One of the good looking graffitis - at least in my opinion.
By the way, the green stuff is moss.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Theme Day: Empty



Today is June Theme Day and this months theme is "empty".

Please check out other participants, too!
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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Bauernkammerl



This is an abandoned pub called "Bauernkammerl" which means in English something like "little farmers chamber". the drawing shows a guy and a girl dressed in traditional bavarian clothes.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Havin' a blast

This is one of my favorite places in Passau. Its near the place where Inn flows into Danube. It's on the Inn bank and it's a pretty cool place to sit and relax or to watch people. There are often kids playing or couples sitting on this tree.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Keep away your car



If you see this you definetly shouldn't leaf your car there.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The water is coming...


A few days ago, this was a street...

This morning I woke up with a little worried feeling. We had a LOT of nonstop rain the last few days and the three rivers in Passau got more water then they can handle. According to statistics I guess I should have water in front of my door until tonight but when I went to town today I saw that the situation is not that bad. I live directly next to Danube and this is the first flooding since I live here. Danube was about 8 meters deep today! For the next flooding I know I can stay cool because it would need to be about 10 meters deep until my feet get a little bit wet... :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

changing look



this one is covered all over with stickers. just like the most other street light poles do. the good thing about this is that the poles look a little different each day.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

poor fishes



this is both an advertisment and an direction sign to a fishing shop. we have three rivers here so we have a lot of (free time)fishermen, too.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

window shopping?



well, forget about window shopping here. this shop closed and they put a nicely striped thing in the window and a don't post bills sign

Saturday, June 20, 2009

caution!

high voltage, so keep away!

Friday, June 19, 2009

What the hell happened to this country?



Today students flooded the university with those flyers.

Yesterday, Germanys federal cabinet voted for internet censorship.


I tried to translate the text:

"Rest in Peace
Article 5(1), Basic Constitutional Law

Everybody has the right to give his opinion freely in writing, speaking or imaging and to spread his opinion and to inform himself with free access to public sources. Freedom of press and freeedom of commentatorship by broadcast and film are warranted.
There won't be a censorship.

*May 23th 1949 - June 18th 2009

"It's noones intention to build a wall". - W. Ulbricht

Beneath the cloak of fighting against child porn, federal cabinet concluded the implementation of a wide ranged censorship of the internet which was free until this day. This censorship is meant to be through a sectret filter list of Federal Criminal Police Office and so it will abscond from any democratic control.

We as worried citizen are aghast at this act of censorship with which our Federal Government is pigeonhole next to states like China, Iran or North Korea."

On the backsite of the flyer they talk about the stupidity of internet censorship because it's easy to delete most of this ugly content out of the internet. Furthermore this law is violating seperation of powers which is grounded in constitutional law...

Additionally they give some liks to websites where they discuss internet censorship.
Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely the opinion that child porn is one of the most horrible things in our society! But there is no way internet censorship will solve these problems. The only thing internet censorship will protect are some perverts that are "protected" from visiting child porn websites, not the children!

Please leave a comment about this important topic or discuss it with your friends. I think everyone should know about it because Germany might not be the country getting such ideas last...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

High and higher

Some creeping plant climbing up a wall.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Colored houses



The first thing I mentioned about Passau when I was about to move here was the big number of colored houses. I haven't seen a city or town before that got so many houses in different colors.
This photo shows only a few of those houses, there are located along Danube bank.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Veste Niederhaus



Veste Niederhaus is a fortress just like Veste Oberhaus but it's located on the foot of the hill while Veste Oberhaus is located on the top as you can see in yesterdays post.
Unlike Oberhaus you can't visit Niederhaus because it's still privately owned.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Veste Oberhaus



Veste Oberhaus is a fortress in Passau. It's located on a hill which means you have a great visit when you stand there.
For more informations you can read the Wikipedia article about it.
I took the picture standing at the Danube banks in the old town.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Quack, quack!



You just can hear this sound everywhere along the banks of Danube because you always meet some of those little nice guys ;).

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Doesn't look like Bavaria?



Well, that actually IS Bavaria, even it looks a little bit like beach. I took this one on a walk along the Inn banks.
I really love the Inn because there's something mystical about it - well, at least this is my opinion. The river flows very quick and there are everywhere kinds of eddy water and stuff... additionally the water looks very green which is pretty cool, too. Definetly no river to swim! And that's the reason why there are live savers like this one along the party of Inn banks where many people go for a walk.
If you come to Passau I really recommend going for a walk there! Especially in the evening when you can watch sunset too. It's pretty romantic there.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

fountain decoration



you can find this near the cathedral

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Steinweg 20

Street name and house number decorated with some dirt ;)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Take a deep look

into Danube. This is just what it looks like.

Well, and I'm FINALLY back after I got some trouble with my computer.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Old woman

An old lady with her walking frame is sitting next to Danube and enjoying the sun. 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The river of shiny waters?

Well, at least you could call it like this sometimes. When there is a lot of sunshine Danube is twinkling all the time.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

St. Stephan's Cathedral

This church is onemost popular buildings in Passau and you shouldn't miss it to visit when you come here.
For more information click here.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Looks like Austria?


Well, at least this one is in Passau!
Next to the river Danube there are some hills where you can find cute, small houses like this one. And sometimes they remind me of the stereotype village house somewhere in the Alps in Austria, especially because Austria is so near you can walk there. But of course it's just a stereotype and most of Austrian houses do not look like this.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!



I wish everyone happy holidays! :)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Religion at your house wall



You often can find sculptures like this one as decoration not only on churches but also on normal houses. This one is on a wall belonging to a normal dwelling house.
In most cases they show Jesus ans Mary or other religious characters.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

L stands for lattice window

Many windows here have lattices on the outside, you can find that especially on houses located in the old town.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Just in case



Well, I have no idea what's the name of that thing in English. You find it every 50 meter on the waterside of one of the rivers for the case that someone falls into the water.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Empty highway



That's what it looks like just after rush hour.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The lesson I had to learn today...




... it is definetly a bad idea to wear heels in Passau. I went through the town this evening to take new pictures for you. And as can you see on the one above, Passau got very much streets made of cubblesones. So if you come around for a visit let your high heels at home!

Friday, April 3, 2009

A closed door


First, thanks to koala for the idea to post bigger photos. My photos have the same size than usual but now it appears bigger in the blog than before! I had some trouble with posting a bigger size but I hope I fixed it now. You can click on every photo to enlarge! :)

Second, I'd like to answer some questions about the yesterday post. Not all street lights are fixed on houses. It depüends on where the street light stands. When there is a lot of space they are usually on poles. In the old town of Passau the streets are very narrow. I'll post some photos later so that you can see that. Most street lights which are located in the old town are fixed on houses just for the reason it looks pretty and you got more space to walk or drive. :)
About the baloon thing... I have no idea if we talk about the same but I think it is a flat ballon when youare talking about the lamp shade thing abouve the bulb (hard to explain in English).

Well, today you get a photo of a closed and locked old door in a street i forgot the name of. 

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Street Light




That's a typical street light. I think that's one thing that makes every single city look very unique. Every city got it's own style and so the street light have their own style and unique look, too.
When you compare that to the street lights I photographed in Saarbrücken you might know what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Theme Day: Yellow



2009 April theme is "Yellow". So here is a yellow painted house ... well, at least a part of it!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Signposts



I guess the photo says it all. ;)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Like a mirror



Do you see the reflection on the water of the river Inn?
It's like there was a second world underneath the water surface.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Let's go downstairs the street!



There are a lot of streets like this one in the old town of Passau. They are all made of cobblestone, narrow and sometimes so steep that you need stairs on the pavement. Reminds me a little of San Francisco ;).

Friday, March 27, 2009

Skywatch Friday!



Today is Skywatch Friday!
So here is my sky photo ;).

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Passau Daily Photo is online!


click the photo to enlarge

Well, some of you might know my old blog about the city of Saarbrücken.  I couldn't keep it up because I moved to Passau to go to university. So I decided to make a new blog so that I can explore the town with you together.

And what's best for the first blog entry? I thought a while and then I chose this photograph. You see the probably the most popular thing about Passau. 

The city is known as "Dreiflüssestadt" which means "city of three rivers" in English. On the photo you see the river Inn on the right entering the river Danube (also known as Donau). Somewhat down the river, the river Ilz is joining Danube also. 

When you stand on the peak of the city where I took this picture, you can greatly see the two different currents clash at each other.