March 24, 2009

A windmill in the Museum of the Traditional Folk Civilization

A windmill is a machine that is powered by the energy of the wind. It is designed to convert the energy of the wind into more useful forms using rotating blades or sails. The term also refers to the structure it is commonly built on. In much of Europe, windmills served originally to grind grain, though later applications included pumping water and, more recently, generation of electricity. Recent electricity-generating versions are referred to as wind turbines.

This one can be found at the Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization.

March 22, 2009

Milka cow

Milka is Kraft Foods' best-selling brand of milk chocolate. It is sold in bar form, in holiday shapes, and in a variety of specialty forms. It was created in 1901 in Switzerland, by chocolatier Philippe Suchard as his first milk chocolate variety.

The brand has a well-known symbol, the "Milka Cow", which is a lilac colored Simmental cow (see also Purple cow) sporting a bell around her neck, usually shown in an Alpine meadow.

Now this well-known symbol has an nice LCD around her neck exposed at Schokoladenmuseum from Köln.


Jaffa is an ancient port city believed to be one of the oldest in the world. Is located south of Tel Aviv, Israel on the Mediterranean Sea. Today it is part of the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality.

March 20, 2009

Town hall

Before choosing Notre-Dame de Paris, Napoleon I had considered for a time having his Imperial coronation take place in Aachen.
Annualy here is celebrated International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen) which is one of the most prestigious European prizes. It has been awarded once a year since 1950 by the German city of Aachen to people who contributed to the ideals upon which it has been founded. It commemorates Charlemagne, ruler of the Frankish Empire and founder of what became the Holy Roman Empire, who resided and is buried at Aachen. Traditionally the award is given to the recipient on the Ascension holiday in a ceremony in the town hall of Aachen.

March 18, 2009

Three-Country Point

The Vaalserberg is also noted for being the location where the borders of three countries intersect, giving its summit the name of Drielandenpunt ("Three-Country Point") in Dutch, or Dreiländereck ("Three-Country Corner") in German, or Trois Frontières ("Three Borders") in French.The touching countries are the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Between 1830 and 1919 it even was a Vierlandenpunt or "Four-Country Point"; see Moresnet for the now missing fourth one.

March 17, 2009


Duisburg, Germany

March 11, 2009

Lego giraffe

Duisburg, Germany

Climbing to the sky

Duisburg, Germany

March 10, 2009


Düsseldorf, Germany

March 7, 2009

Schloss Benrath park

Schloss Benrath park

Caraiman Peak

Caraiman Peak

March 5, 2009

Aachen Cathedral

March 3, 2009

Garden of Gethsemane

Garden of Gethsemane

The garden identified as Gethsemane is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives, in the Kidron Valley. Overlooking the garden is the Church of All Nations, also known as the Church of the Agony, built on the site of a church destroyed by the Sassanids in 614, and a Crusader church destroyed in 1219. Nearby is the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Mary Magdalene with its golden, onion-shaped domes (Byzantine/Russian style), built by Russian Tsar Alexander III in memory of his mother.

Church of All Nations

Church of All Nations

The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest

"Eyes in the Sky"

Eyes in the Sky


Rhine Germany

Telecommunication tower

Telecommunication tower Düsseldorf, Germany

March 2, 2009

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral Köln, Germany

North Rhine - Westphalia

North Rhine - Westphalia