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Architecture Museums

Bomann Museum in Celle

Bomann-Museum in Celle, Germany

The museum for Lower Saxon ethnology and history was built in the years 1903/07 by architect Alfred Sasse in the style of historicism. Originally the museum was named Vaterländisches Museum (National Museum) but has been renamed after his founder Wilhelm Bomann in 1928.

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Palaces Renaissance

Celle Palace at night in Celle

Celle Renaissance Palace in Lower Saxony, Germany

On the way back to my hotel I passed the palace of Celle (Schloss Celle) again. Sometimes a walk around a castle at night is even more exciting than in the daylight. Especially if you are alone in the streets.

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Signs

Inscription of 1631 in Celle

Inscription of 1631 in Celle, Germany

Another different style of portal. The inscription dated with 1631 gives me an interesting insight in the German of the 17th century: ‘Wer Got vetrauwet hat wolgebauwet’. Today we would write: ‘Wer Gott vertraut hat wohl gebaut’.

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Urban Walks

Beautiful fanlight in Celle

Beautiful fanlight in Celle, Germany

Nice decorated fanlight seen at a half-timbered house in Celle. I am not sure about the style. It seems to be not much older than 100 year? What do you think?

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Architecture

Oldest dated House in Celle

Oldest house of Celle, Germany

This building is supposed to be the oldest dated house (1522) in Celle. The mannequin indicates that some parts of the building are used for a fashion shop now.

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History

At the Stechbahn of Celle

At the Stechbahn of Celle, Germany

At the ‘Stechbahn’ of Celle. The former jousting field of the city was placed here. Though the sculpture is a kind of advertisement for a local bank I love the idea to portray the former use of this place by lances.

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Coat of arms Manhole Covers

Manhole cover in Celle

Manhole cover in Celle, Germany

The manhole cover of Celle shows the emblem of the city: A wall with three towers. In the gate there is a blue lion surrounded by seven red hearts.

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History

Odd horseshoe in Celle

Odd horseshoe in Celle, Germany

While walking through Celle I wondered what this horseshoe seen at the ‘Stechbahn‘ is indicating? Passersby told me it marks that place where Otto V, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg died at a tournament. Hmm, I always thought horseshoes are a sign of fortune? Obviously not in that case.

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Coat of arms

Coat of arms of Celle

Emblem of Celle, Germany

The emblem of Celle seen at the wall of the Bomann-Museum. Well, who of you can ‘read’ this emblem?

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Coat of arms

Colourful portal in Celle

Colourful portal in Celle, Germany

Interesting detail seen at a gate in Celle. The colours of the decorations are the same like those one in the emblem of Celle: A blue lion in a golden field surrounded by red hearts.

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Architecture

At the backyards of Celle

View of a backyard in Celle, Germany

After walking along so many nice decorated houses I was curious how the backyards of them looked like.

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Signs

Inscriptions at the houses of Celle

Inscriptions at the houses of Celle, Germany

Walking through Celle is like reading a book. Sometimes the lines are benedictions, sometimes they describe the purpose of the building. I wonder if there is a guide book listing all these inscriptions?