Some old pictures of Aachen before I start to tackle my vacation photos from Thailand...
The flying rats infesting the house my apartment is in.
I would probably feel more charitable if I didn't have to wade through pigeon crap every time I need to get to my bicycle...
The Eurogress casino.
Houses in the Kupferstrasse leading up to the Lousberg.
There are lots of folk tales revolving around the Devil. Usually they revolve around some priest who makes a bet with the Devil (!) to build a local church (!) - in the local variety, the Aachener Dom. Inevitably, the Devil is not only tricked into building the church, but also loosing all claims to the soul of the human involved (!!!).
These statues depict on a follow-up legend: After the Devil was tricked into building the Dom and losing his bet, he loaded a big bag full with sand to bury the Dom under it. But then he couldn't find Aachen anymore and asked a farmer's wife how far it was until Aachen. The women spotted his cloven feet and tricked him into believing that it was still very far, whereupon the Devil threw down the bag of sand to the ground, creating the Lousberg in the process.
From this we can learn two things:
1) The Devil is pretty dumb.
2) The Devil has a Bag of Holding.
Views from the Lousberg.
Mysterious pillars on the Lousberg. No, I know neither their purpose nor who built them...
View of the Heinrichsallee.
Six buses in the Peterstrasse. Public transport is live and well in Aachen...
Views of the Herz-Jesu-Kirche
The Burg Frankenberg