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A Christmas walk through the parc

 
 
Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 11:12 am
Today, Boxing Day, is the 2nd Christmas Day in Germany.

It was a sunny public holiday.
So I made a walk through our parc, which is just steps away.

I wouldn't get lost there but since there aren't many leaves on the trees in this season, sign post are easily to spot as well :wink:

http://i10.tinypic.com/47b2p8l.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 11:15 am
Season? It's Christmas, winter!

But the wood looks like .... well, another time of the year.

http://i13.tinypic.com/34zblmo.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/2q1z79y.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 11:20 am
Christmas trees in nature and today don't give Christmas feelings

http://i18.tinypic.com/434ki0m.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 11:23 am
But some red colour and "distant stairways to heaven" might be considered to be "saisonal" :wink:

http://i17.tinypic.com/35iccjq.jpg

http://i16.tinypic.com/2ahup6q.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 12:05 pm
When I walked on the back side of the thermal pool, I suddenly noticed an egret - well, actually the bird noticed me before and I could only take snapshot when it flew away

http://i13.tinypic.com/2rde005.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 12:25 pm
But there it was again - on the other side of the building, at the fountain/duck's pond:

http://i13.tinypic.com/42iahjb.jpg
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Tico
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 12:46 pm
Thank you so much for sharing, Walter. I especially like the close-up of the red leaf, but they are all beautiful and peaceful.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 01:03 pm
The bird was THE attraction

http://i16.tinypic.com/29f41tl.jpg


Especially, when it really caught a fish

http://i16.tinypic.com/40pveic.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 01:09 pm
Those are not skiing but 'Nordic walking'

http://i10.tinypic.com/47aj1b5.jpg

A last view towards the setting sun and back home for a cup of coffee and cookies

http://i16.tinypic.com/2nail29.jpg
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Letty
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 01:36 pm
Lovely, Walter. The only bird that I have in my back yard is this one:

http://www.schmoker.org/BirdPics/Photos/ShorebirdsWaders/WHIB5.jpg

I particularly like the fountain duck pond. Explain about a thermal pool, if you will.

Hey, tico/ti. Where have you been?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 03:04 pm
Letty wrote:
Explain about a thermal pool, if you will.


It's a thermal sole bath.
The saltwater thermal spa is located in the spa gardens/park and is supplied by its own bubbling spring which rises from the ground at a temperature of 33°C.

http://i18.tinypic.com/2yllg6q.jpg

that means: thermal sole (2 sources), salt concentration 12.8% and 9.7%, CO2 concentration ... miligrams per liter, iodine ... miligrams per liter, iron .... miligrams per liter, temperature 88.16°F and 92.94°F.

http://www.bad-waldliesborn.de/pictures/galery/03-Thermalb-aussen.jpg http://www.bad-waldliesborn.de/pictures/galery/05-Thermalb.Nacht-innen.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 03:06 pm
The blue lines shows (nearly correctly) where I walked along:

http://i12.tinypic.com/2a4sv40.jpg
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High Seas
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 03:23 pm
Yes Walter, the satellite was tracking you the whole time! Sorry don't know your thermal pool, but I know my favorite so far in Germany:

http://www.nassauer-hof.de/media/nassauerhof/img/dyn/1f45d4d6f45a7424ec4fd1b8bdb822ef.jpg

http://www.nassauer-hof.de/go/therme_hotel_nassauer_hof_wiesbaden

It's filled directly from a hot spring under the hotel, but it's at the top floor so the view is of the whole city, including Roman ruins. My favorite theory on the fall of the Roman empire btw has it that the legions moved too far north, couldn't hold their strategy meetings in Wiesbaden's thermal pools any longer, and started fighting each other instead of assorted enemy tribes Smile
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 03:27 pm
Here's a bit cheaper ....
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 03:41 pm
great walter

Wasnt that Timberlandko on the right of the egret?

you know I would really like to visit you guys, especially around February.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2006 03:46 pm
Steve 41oo wrote:
you know I would really like to visit you guys, especially around February.


February, you say? Fully booked, since it's spring break in Essex and AirBerlin sold extremely cheap tickets via Lidl some time ago .... :wink:
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2006 12:47 pm
One photo will be in tomorrows local paper here, already published in their online edition.

http://i16.tinypic.com/3zkab1s.jpg

(When you've registered/as subscriber, you can get the full article as well as a larger pic online.)
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 29 Dec, 2006 10:33 am
Walter: Experimenting with Google Earth, which I've recently discovered.

Zoomed right to your house. Saw the park to the East. Pretty amazing program.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 29 Dec, 2006 10:42 am
Ticomaya wrote:

Zoomed right to your house. Saw the park to the East. Pretty amazing program.


I'm glad that our balcony doesn't look the garden of SIL's (though they live somewhere else). :wink:
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 29 Dec, 2006 10:54 am
Is that your white car to the east of your garage, just off Goldregenweg?
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