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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
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From:jhghendriks
Date:May 4th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Looks great!
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From:la_guerona
Date:May 4th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
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I have been googling about slovenia, venice and germany all week :) Have you considered posting some of your Aachen pics on virtualtourist.com? I've found it to be a really useful site.
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From:jhubert
Date:May 6th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
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I will take a look...
From:kuroidoragon
Date:May 5th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
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Wow, so beautiful.
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From:warm_sunshine
Date:May 6th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
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you could get one of those hawk or owl replicas to help scare away the pigeons you know. Or you could just get a BB gun...jk, no don't do that.

cloven feet...huh? eh, nevermind.

I sense something's not quite right with you again..but then again, I don't know you at all.

yeah ok I'm done here
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From:jhubert
Date:May 6th, 2005 05:38 am (UTC)
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you could get one of those hawk or owl replicas to help scare away the pigeons you know. Or you could just get a BB gun...jk, no don't do that.

Now that's an idea... The replica, that is. I must investigate this...

cloven feet...huh? eh, nevermind.

Uhm...

(looks up dictionary)

Cloven hoofed feet?

(my English isn't quite up to par with natives...)

I sense something's not quite right with you again..but then again, I don't know you at all.

Well, I am a geek... ;-)
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From:darklordskippy
Date:May 6th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
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I've always found your English to be excellent, Jurgen. Two questions, if I may:

1> What does the obelisk in one of the pictures signify?

2> Those beautiful homes in the photos ( love the one with the statues ), are those typical " middle-class " homes or more " upper-class "?
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From:jhubert
Date:May 7th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
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1) ...

You know, I really have no idea at the moment. Even my map of Aachen only lists it as "Obelisk".

I guess I'll have to take a closer look the next time I go there...

2)Upper-class - they are quite large for being in a city, and they are in a beautiful location next to a major city park. Some of them might have some middle-class apartments, though...
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