Hanau in summer
Like most people, I probably wouldn't have made it to Hanau in my life - until my friends Henning and Claudia moved there two years ago. Ever since then, a visit at their place was on the agenda, and now I finally did it.
Hanau is a relatively boring place as large parts of it were destroyed by bombers during WW II, but it has a nice castle next to the Main river and several other nice parts.
... does this roof carry me? Yes it does!
The little palace was not a permanent residence but a summer house. It extends in one long row and divides the park into two halves.
Some steps back and forth create little courtyards in front of the building and make it look bigger than it is.
For decoration, the palace people have put up big pots with thorn apple bushes in front of the palace. They were fully in bloom and very beautiful.
I know to be careful because this plant is poisonous and narcotic. Looking at the flowers is not dangerous, though.
They come in different shades of pale pink and in white.
The central wing of the palace contains a doll museum. It shows dolls and not plush animals, so I decided not to go in.
There was a construction site in the courtyard which caused some noise and disturbance. We had to jump out of the way of a shovel that was driving around.
Then we had to escape from a cloud of dust and leaves, caused by a gardener with one of those motor turbo air thingies that blow the dirt away and make a horrible noise.
The details of this late baroque palace are really beautiful. Spending summertime in this place must be pleasant.
If there are no construction works going on, that is.