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Cities and Towns of Europe

 
 
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jan, 2013 01:55 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Neustadt / Holstein - Germany

        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f7/Wd_b189.JPG/800px-Wd_b189.JPG

Marketsquare in 1895 !

( btw. those carts were called " Schotse kor = Scottish cart " -
when i grew up in germany - they must have been considered thrifty Wink )
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jan, 2013 02:31 pm
@hamburgboy,
hamburgboy wrote:

( btw. those carts were called " Schotse kor = Scottish cart " -
when i grew up in germany - they must have been considered thrifty Wink )
Such a cart first was used by a certain Michael Schott, a "Kerkermeister" ('jailor'), under whose supervision prisoners had to clean Hamburg after the Black Death in 1597 ...
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jan, 2013 02:54 pm
@hamburgboy,
Okeford Fitzpaine, (North) Dorset, England
http://www.sophies.org.uk/okeford-fitzpaine.jpg
margo
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jan, 2013 03:50 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter

That new bridge in Poole looks fantastic!
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jan, 2013 03:53 pm
@margo,
And it keeps the traffic going Wink
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jan, 2013 06:10 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Quedlinburg - Germany

( a medieval town in the Harz Mountains )

     http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01574/quedlinburg_1574743c.jpg

Quote:
The town of Quedlinburg is known since at least the early 9th century, when a settlement known as Gross Orden existed at the eastern bank of the river Bode. As such the city is first mentioned in 922, as part of a donation by Henry the Fowler. The records of this donation were collected at the abbey of Corvey.

After Henry's death in 936, his widow Saint Mathilda founded a religious community for women ("Frauenstift") on the castle hill, where daughters of the higher nobility were educated. The main task of this collegiate foundation, Quedlinburg Abbey (where the Annals of Quedlinburg were compiled), was to pray for the memory of King Henry and the rulers that came after him. The first abbess was Mathilde, granddaughter of Henry and Saint Mathilde.

The Quedlinburg castle complex, founded by Henry the Fowler and built up by Otto I the Great in 936, was an imperial palatinate of the Saxon emperors. The palatinate, including the male convent, was in the valley, where nowadays the Roman Catholic Church of St Wiperti is situated, while the women's convent was located on the castle hill.

etc. etc.


Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2013 11:18 am
@hamburgboy,
Rijeka, Croatia
(3rd largest city of Croatia)
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/10/c4/b8/looking-ok-from-outside.jpg
http://www.uniline.hr/portals/1/images/destinations/kvarner/rijeka/rijeka-town.jpg
http://members.multimania.co.uk/sauntering/Croatia/R001.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2013 01:02 pm
@Sturgis,
Saint-Vaast la Hougue, Manche, France

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Saint-vaast-a-hougue-vue-generale.jpg/800px-Saint-vaast-a-hougue-vue-generale.jpg
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2013 01:36 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Trier - Germany

Quote:
Trier (German pronunciation: [ˈtʀiːɐ̯] ( listen); French: Trèves, IPA: [tʁɛv]; Luxembourgish: Tréier; Italian: Treviri; Latin: Augusta Treverorum; the Latin adjective associated with the city is Treverensis), historically called in English Treves, is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle. It is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BC


    http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/0b/98/40/trier.jpg

Porta Nigra

Quote:
The Porta Nigra (Latin for black gate) is a large Roman city gate in Trier, Germany. It is today the largest Roman city gate north of the Alps and has been designated a World Heritage Site.

The name Porta Nigra originated in the Middle Ages due to the darkened color of its stone; the original Roman name has not been preserved. Locals commonly refer to the Porta Nigra simply as Porta.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2013 02:01 pm
@hamburgboy,
Ugley, Uttlesford, Essex, England [actually it's quite pretty there!]

http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/14/17/141759_1852ea26.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2013 07:20 pm
@Sturgis,
Makes me wonder how our early a2ker, MyOwnUsername is doing these days.
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hamburgboy
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2013 08:46 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Vechta - Germany

Quote:
Vechta (German pronunciation: [ˈfɛçta]) with a population of nearly 32,000 is the biggest city and also the capital of the Vechta district in Lower Saxony, Germany.

It's well known all around Europe for the 'Stoppelmarkt' fair, which occurs every summer and has a history dating back to 1298.

The town was in the recent past known as a centre of far northern German Catholicism.


    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ee/Vechta_Zentrum.jpg/800px-Vechta_Zentrum.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jan, 2013 01:55 am
@hamburgboy,
Waltersleben, Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany

http://i47.tinypic.com/5cdq4m.jpg
Dutchy
 
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Reply Thu 4 Jul, 2013 12:39 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Xenia - Greece

http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag134/dutchy24/Xenia_zps1cbe1e0e.jpg
saab
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jul, 2013 01:45 am
http://www.fastighetsbyran.se/Global/Kontor/vimmerby.jpg

Vimmerby the town of Astrid Lindgren
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jul, 2013 10:24 am
@saab,
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/2011NOVPolandampElbeCruise2011-11-13075.jpg
Tangermunde, Germany
saab
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jul, 2013 10:53 am
@cicerone imposter,
A city in the old East Germany.
It is such a shame how things fell apart during the regime.
After the reunion many cities have been restored
Same town after reunion
http://image.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/609442/609442,1321269009,1/stock-photo-street-with-half-timbered-houses-of-the-th-century-in-tangermuende-germany-88757044.jpg
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jul, 2013 10:57 am
@cicerone imposter,
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v97/imposter222/BALKANScruie181.jpg
Budapest.
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jul, 2013 05:33 am
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2404/2270353719_ed1ec6c606.jpg

Odense, Denmark - birth place of H.C Andersen
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jul, 2013 05:40 am
http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/16864286.jpg

Skien, Norway where Henrik Ibsen was born.
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