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Made by Ce nest pas un JB.
A short bit of history for this abstract window. It was donated, the Catholic Church protested. Except, when the church was completed in the 19th century, the Kaiser at the time (Wilhelm, I believe) established a secular agency to overwatch and own the church grounds, including the church itself. That agency still owns it, and they get the final say in what goes in. The diocese doesn't. I personally find it as amazing to see as the other stained glass pieces.

Diner

Diner
Made by thevince
This is a special sort of restaurant called diner in Germany. Normally it looks like some sort of a north american diner form 1950 but more modern. At the weekend you can see some strange folks there. People who arrive with american cars build in the late 70s or early 80s dressed like chopper riding bikers. Suprisingly they often go there with their kids (and have softdrinks instead of beer).

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Made by Ce nest pas un JB.
A fairly complex and large mosaic makes up the floor toward the round end of the cathedral. The scroll being held by the subject is actually a blueprint for the lowest layer of the building. The arches, which my iPod couldn't shoot well, connect above and between each of those points.

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Made by Ce nest pas un JB.
There are no windows here so the wind cuts right through. And, you have to climb a whole bunch of steps to get up there. It's a tight right hand spiral, that'd be a blast to run up, or down. Except there's other people coming down and you're practically unable to see them.

Die Gruppen

Die Gruppen
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Neben etablierten Gruppen und KCs fanden sich dieses Jahr auch viele Newcomer auf der Teilnehmerliste, die es sich ebenfalls nicht nehmen ließen, mit einem disziplinerten und organisierten Auftritt beim Umzug Sympathien zu sammeln.

Wie im Märchen

Wie im Märchen
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Gemäß dem diesjährigen Motto märchenhaftes Kirchhellen waren die Wagen gestaltet und alle Sportler gekleidet - neben den altbekannten Grimm-Märchen ließen sich auch Adaptionen an moderne (Sommer-)Märchen finden...

Der Umzug

Der Umzug
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Nach der traditionellen Messfeier zogen alle Teilnehmer von der St. Johannes Kirche in Richtung Olympiahof Steinmann. Dabei zeigten Sie sich auf einer Runde durch's Dorf allen Schaulustigen...

myself taken by daddy

myself taken by daddy
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back in the 60's Better take a look at this on fine art black

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Made by Ce nest pas un JB.
Random eurocents tossed just out of reach. The wire mesh is there to keep people from tagging further out. From the tags I read, the mesh went up in 2009.

Besser als Karneval!

Besser als Karneval!
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Ein besonderes Highlight der Parade waren selbstverständlich die Kostüme der Teilnehmer, aber auch ein Bonbonregen konnte die Zuschauer begeistern.

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Made by Ce nest pas un JB.
Robert Maplethorpe was randomly on the stones in the street. We're unsure if it's actually an HIV/AIDs memorial, or some marker for donors for one.

22. Mai 2010

22. Mai 2010
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Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein am Samstag freuten sich natürlich alle auf den bevorstehenden Umzug und die Spiele am nächsten Tag.

Bauernolympiade 2010

Bauernolympiade 2010
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Es war endlich wieder soweit - nach 3 Jahren fand die 9. Kirchhellener Bauernolympiade am Pfingstwochenende statt. ..

Bier!

Bier!
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Egal ob DAB, Warsteiner, Veltins oder was es auch sonst noch gibt, Hauptsache es schmeckt und erfrischt...

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Made by Ce nest pas un JB.
This is the best of a few shots of me doing pullups in the cage they built in the towers of the Cathedral.

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Just outside of the entrance to the crypts below the church there is a nice little labyrinth..

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No visit to Germany is complete with out Spagetti Ice Cram. Yes, those are ice cream noodles.

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Looking up at the very top of the tower. It'd be a gorgeous spot for a picnic, to be honest.

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A view down from the towers at the main body of the cathedral.

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Mosaic 8bit graffiti. It's a little over 2 meters high..



Nearest places of interest:

Grafenwald (Bottrop)
Grundschule Grafenwald
Gewerbegebiet Hornstraße
A2 (3) / A31 (42) Kreuz Bottrop
  Haupteingang
Bermuda Triangle
Verkehrslandeplatz Schwarze Heide
Schermbecker Forum

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