Monday, August 22, 2011

Made in Germany 22 - August Break #22 - Summer in the City


Cities, town and villages in Germany "dress up" for the summer - with lots and lots of flowers. Decorating the streets, squares and bridges with colorful flowers is a summer tradition in which we take some pride. There are even competitions between villages, which one is the most beautifully decorated one.

This is a little lane along a creek in Tübingen. It still belongs to the town center, but many call this part the "Unterstadt" (lower town). Here you can find old, funky pubs, little boutiques and small businesses, and it is also the location for the popular gourmet market on Saturday morning. Kaefer's toddler group that she went to every afternoon is just around the corner. I lovet his part of Tübingen.

4 comments:

Deborah L. Tisch said...

This is so beautiful! It has almost a storybook air about it, the colors of the houses/buildings, and all the flowers. I'm so glad you shared this today! I think I needed a boost for my Monday and this did it for me!

gina said...

Such a pretty shot....the angle allows us to see all the interesting shapes and colors, and, of course, the beautiful flowers. Thanks for a little glimpse into Germany.

Gwen said...

Wow! Love this photo! The colors of the flowers are stunning!

Christine E-E said...

we loved Germany! the flower boxes are so quaint!!! was Kaefer born in Germany? and is your husband German or ??