Gross-Kleiner-Weg 19, Rostock, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, 18109, Germany
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Joy of life fountain
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The island ****Ruegen****
Germanys biggest island and tourist attraction.
It is known all over for its Wellness and Health-spas
Some of the houses look like this in the picture. Their roofs are made of straw.
Neue Markt - New Market
This fruit and veg stall is situated in front of the Tourist Information Office - which was closed on the day I visited ( 2nd Jan.) Normally it would be open on a Tuesday but it was having some kind of staff training day.
Anyway, I was browsing a book shop and came across a humerous book called "Germany Laughs Again" - it was full of German jokes, (which are usually incomprehensible to most non-Germans :))) but this one made me laugh... (apart from anything else it was the only one I could understand!)
Customer to fruit seller:
"Are these apples German?"
"Do you want to eat them or talk to them?"
Oh and I didn't buy any fruit or veg - I don't feel that my German skills are good enough even to communicate with a vegetable!
Lange Straße: Hanseatic Version of Stalinism
Lange Straße, one of the main streets in the centre, is Rostock’s most remarkable example of Hanseatic socialist architecture. It has been renewed in the 1950s in Stalinist style. Both sides of the street are accompanied by huge blocks and towers with shops and apartments.
Compared to Stalinist architecture elsewhere, the Rostock example is particular. The facades are built of bricks, interchanging with white plaster. Ornamentation follows medieval patterns. This is an interesting case of the regional tradition influencing an international style.
Random Rostock Ramblings
This little plaque denotes the ancient oak tree as a Natural Monument - it is situated at the Rosengarten (on Steinstrasse) and is protected from being felled during any city development. There is another plaque at the base of the tree which reads "Freedom Oak".
This wall plaque is inscribed in Plattdeutsch - Low German- and was indecipherable by my local guide! Any help in translation would be very welcome!
Thanks to VT member Airpunk, I have been informed that the first line reads:
"The new town needs many houses",
We are still working on the second line!!
The Glockenspiel situated outside the cafe in University Square was, according to my local friend last heard played about 10 years ago. Apparently it is becoming increasingly difficult to find Glockenspielers nowadays!
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