German Impressions – 2nd stop – Kassel – part 2

In my earlier blog about Kassel I said that 90% of the town was destroyed and had to be rebuilt.  You now find buildings from the 1950s side-by-side with building from the 19th century like the Elisabeth Hospital below.


The buildings below stand along Wilhelmshöher Allee which leads to the Wilhelmshöhe Castle.

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The Orangerie, a palace built in 1710 as a summer residence for the landgraves



The ‘Kanzleigebäude’ below was built in the 16th century by Landgrave Wilhelm IV.



The above contrasts with the new buildings across the city

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The Martinskirche – destroyed in 1943 and rebuilt 1954-60

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The Brüder Grimm Museum next to the New Gallery with two installations of the open air exhibition – ALLES UNTER DEM HIMMEL GEHÖRT ALLEN

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Lastly some more impressions of Kassel

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re: photo exhibition


A quick note to let you know that I will exhibiting some of my photography from Thursday Dec 13th until Christmas Eve at Frendz Gallery, 20 Moore Ave, West Lindfield NSW 2070.  I will be joining painters Rosemary Raiche and Kerry Thompson in Kerry’s Little Firefly (temporary) Gallery .

I will have 6 large framed prints as well as smaller matted prints and greeting cards for sale.  As I am sharing the gallery there will also be Kerry’s and Rosemary’s paintings and prints, a wide range of cards, tiles and fridge art for people on a budget who would like to take just a bit home with them or to share as gifts.

On Sunday, 16th Dec from 3 – 5 pm I’d love you to join Kerry, Rosemary and me, for drinks.


Gallery hours:
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri: 10am – 5pm, Wednesday – closed,
Saturday: 9am – 4pm,
Sunday: 10am – 2pm.


breaking waves – 5

Magic windows

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Here is what I saw when I was looking into and through those windows.  The windows are on Cockatoo Island and the scenery either at Collaroy beach or the Swiss Alps.

Visit to Cockatoo Island

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Cockatoo Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour in SydneyNew South Wales,Australia. Located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers, Cockatoo Island was from 1839 an imperial prison, industrial school, reformatory and gaol. It was also the site of one of Australia’s biggest shipyards during the twentieth century. The first of its two dry docks was built by convicts and was completed in 1857. The island’s maritime industrial activity ceased in 1992. Cockatoo Island was inscribed on the World Heritage List in July 2010.