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#Synagogenplatz, #Ludwigsburg this afternoon. #hal0910 #antisemitism

[“#Synagogenplatz, #Ludwigsburg this afternoon. #hal0910 #antisemitism”, October 10, 2019 at 08:11PM]

View over Manchester Past the Construction Site of London Road Firestation into the Green Hills of the Peak District (I Believe)

[“View over #Manchester past the construction site of #londonroadfirestation into the #green #hills of the #peakdistrict (I believe).”, September 30, 2019 at 11:23PM]

Panorama Augustusplatz Leipzig, September 2019

The first three panoramas are pretty big (click to embiggen). The second night photograph was taken after midnight, when some light get switched off.

These are smaller panoramas taken with mobile phone. I like the atmosphere though.

London Road Fire Station

London Road Fire Station in Manchester has been out of operation as long as have known it. It has a fascinating history for sure (see the Wikipedia link, below). It’s an amazing building. You leave Piccadilly station at the back entrance (where the taxis are and where you can access Metrolink) and boom: There it is in all its glory. Like many buildings in Manchester its facade is almost completely tiled to wash it off the industrial dust… Now it is undergoing reconstruction works. The clerk in the hotel opposite says it is for luxury appartments. Wikipedia is vague, talking about mixed use. Let’s see…

[“London Road Fire Station” – 2019-08-29]

Rescued a #rat that got stuck. #gooddeeds #animals #urban #urbanwildlife

[“Rescued a #rat that got stuck. #gooddeeds #animals #urban #urbanwildlife”, September 15, 2019 at 01:55AM]

Is this your doing, @webcomic_name? #Manchester #northernquarter

[“Is this your doing, @webcomic_name? #Manchester #northernquarter”, September 15, 2019 at 01:52AM]

This is how you do #toilets today: no male/female hullabaloo. Just toilets. Well done, @thejaneeyremcr. #Manchester #gender

[“This is how you do #toilets today: no male/female hullabaloo. Just toilets. Well done, @thejaneeyremcr. #Manchester #gender”, September 15, 2019 at 01:48AM]

#Beer at @thejaneeyremcr, #Manchester. Very nice place with a pleasant mix of people (and so many sound-absorbing panels (which is very much appreciated :-))).

[“#Beer at @thejaneeyremcr, #Manchester. Very nice place with a pleasant mix of people (and so many sound-absorbing panels (which is very much appreciated :-))).”, September 13, 2019 at 11:12PM]

Behind Canal Street, Manchester…

…you can still see numerous traces of industrial Manchester.

[“Behind Canal Street” – 2019-09-29]

Scotch Egg and London Road Fire Station, Manchester

Whenever I go to the UK, one of the first things I buy is junk food like pork pies or Scotch eggs, and some bread spreads for later on. That’s basically the things I like and I don’t get in continental Europe. The photo shows a Scotch egg in front of London Road Fire Station, Manchester, which is undergoing conversion into luxury appartents at the moment. What else, of course? I surely wouldn’t be able to afford property there, but I can afford a proper Scotch Egg. Yummy!

[“Scotch Egg and Fire Station, Manchester” – 2019-08-29]

Fonts’ Welcome

Whenever I visit the UK, there is this moment that makes me realize that I have arrived there. No, it is not the laid-back attitude of the border police. Neither is it the ability of people to queue or to stand behind lines or generally suddenly behave meek as lambs in crowded places. No, it is some tiny little sign with some mostly unimportant message. To be more precise it is the typeface the words on this sign are set in. You go to the UK and suddenly it is not Verdana, Arial, DIN or Frutiger any longer. The fonts that surround you in public are Gill Sans, Johnston, Transport or some other, more modern, grotesque font. Like here, at Manchester Airport: the sign does not only tell foreigners to behave appropriately, it also says: “Hiya! Welcome to the UK. Make yourself at home (and a nice cup of tea later on (before you go to have too many pints of overprized beer–for which you might have to queue in an orderly fashion)).”

[“Fonts’ Welcome” – 2019-08-29]

Photo: Happy Wasps Are Happy

My very useful and friendly polistinae seem to be quite happy this year. They’ve built multiple nests in the garden door.


[Happy happy polistinae wasps, 2019-08-12, Ludwigsburg]

Photo: Squirrel Feasting

Squirrel feasting, Favoritepark, Ludwigsburg, 2019-08-16

Bei #PostCantz: Ochsenmaulsalat, Rehgoulasch mit Kroketten und Preiselbeeren, und Passionsfruchtsorbet mit Wodka. Die Hauptspeise hat sogar der #Beigebeauftragte trotz Rosmarin-Zweigleins abgenickt.

[“Bei #PostCantz: Ochsenmaulsalat, Rehgoulasch mit Kroketten und Preiselbeeren, und Passionsfruchtsorbet mit Wodka. Die Hauptspeise hat sogar der #Beigebeauftragte trotz Rosmarin-Zweigleins abgenickt.”, August 06, 2019 at 11:16PM]

#CSDStuttgart #mutzurfreiheit #Stuttgart.

[“#CSDStuttgart #mutzurfreiheit #Stuttgart.”, July 27, 2019 at 04:20PM]

#Citylauf #Ludwigsburg: While the first have reached the finish line already, people still cheer for the slower runners. #wholesome

[“#Citylauf #Ludwigsburg: While the first have reached the finish line already, people still cheer for the slower runners. #wholesome”, July 20, 2019 at 10:04PM]

Amazing #sky over #Ludwigsburg at #sunset. Reminds me of 1990s stonewashed jeans. #blue

[“Amazing #sky over #Ludwigsburg at #sunset. Reminds me of 1990s stonewashed jeans. #blue”, June 21, 2019 at 11:26PM]

Happy #snail in the #backyard. #urban #garden #animals #backyardbeasts #Ludwigsburg #schnecke ?

[“Happy #snail in the #backyard. #urban #garden #animals #backyardbeasts #Ludwigsburg #schnecke ?”, June 12, 2019 at 03:40PM]

Sorry honey, the #pony doesn’t fit in the #car. #pferdemarkt #Ludwigsburg #horse

[“Sorry honey, the #pony doesn’t fit in the #car. #pferdemarkt #Ludwigsburg #horse”, June 01, 2019 at 04:45PM]

#snail. #snails #backyardbeasts #animals

[“#snail. #snails #backyardbeasts #animals”, April 17, 2019 at 10:19AM]