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 ;)