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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Bremen's historic "Schnoor Quarter"

My German blogging friend Anita has just read my mind in her comment on my last posting, because the next pictures of my home town that I like to show you now are all taken in the the historic Schnoor Quarter (Schoor means Schnur and that means Thread in English). It's rather like a thread of beads, little houses from the 15th/16th Century huddle together in the city's oldest living quarter. In most of the small houses are toy shops, art shops, restaurants etc. now and it is of course a touristic attraction. Especially artists will love to shop here:




There is also an all year round christmas shop in the "Schnoor Quarter" :

Nex time I'll show you pictures of the gorgeous shop windows so that you can also window shop a bit with me. Would you like to?

20 comments:

Anita said...

Thanks a lot Carol! Yes, I was expecting these photos of the Schnoor, the loveliest quarter of Bremen! By the way, I found its website this morning

http://www.derschnoor.de/

(apparently not available in English, sorry) .... just to promote the city of Bremen ;-)
Regards,
Anita

Christine said...

Yes! Take us window shopping with you!

Sigrun said...

Caro, schöne Bilder aus Bremen. Du bereitest dich wohl schon auf den Nikolaus vor?

I would like to go shopping in the wonderful town!

Sigrun

Dawn said...

Yes!!! yes!!! I would love the window shopping!

Anonymous said...

Oh you are so lucky to live in such a beautiful setting, so rich in history, architecture, stories of an age gone by. Although there are many beautiful things about my city Toronto, we just don't have the deep history and landscape to enjoy. Thanks for the pictures, I can dream that I'm strolling down the cobblestone roads. TWT

The Lone Beader said...

Those photos are wonderful!! I would love to shop there:)

Any bead shops?? LOL

Tracy said...

Oh how I would love to shop there in person! But since I won't be able to, I'll settle for window shopping with you.

Janet said...

I would love to window shop with you! These photos are so gorgeous I feel as if I've wandered down these streets this morning. What a lovely little area.

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Wonderful photos Carol!
I just wish it wouldn`t take me half an hour to download your blog :( Had to go away and do something till it loaded.
With slow internet all the beautiful floral wallpaper background graphics take forever. But it was worth it :)

tea
xo

Daisy Lupin said...

That was lovely, those beautiful narrow streets and the lovely coloured builidings. Yes please shop windows next time so we can see what we could buy if we were there. Bremen has some fantastic old buildings.

Carol said...

Yes there is also a wonderful african bead shop, I was even in there and bought some beads, but I forgot to take a picture of it, because of my excitment I guess.

Tea I'm so sorry it took you so long to open my blog, but seeing I'm not a big writer, my blog is all about the pictures. I admit that you need a broadband connection to see it.

Thank you all for commentíng :D

Britt-Arnhild said...

Charming, yes, I would love to see photos of the shop windows.

miss*R said...

these are picture postcard perfect - it was wonderful to see, thankyou xo

queendebbee said...

Thank you for sharing photos of your lovely hometown so I can take a little 'vacation' from my home on the west coast of the USA! Can't wait to do some 'window shopping' too...

One Crabapple said...

This town is so charming !

I am on my way now !

Your pictures are grand !

and the tea shop !
is that where we are meeting then ?

I have really enjoyed seeing your city and your lovely lovely pictures you take tonight.

Thank you .
Love, S.

judypatooote said...

I love the pictures of the narrow streets and the shop windows....there great....I just bought a new digital camera and I hope to be able to get some cool shots like those......

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful area you live in...loved that teapot in the window =)

Naturegirl said...

Ok that's it natureboy and I are coming to Germany to visit you...oh and I must bring TWT also!! Loved this tour! Thank you!

Rosa said...

Oh Carol, I can't wait to arrive!! How beautiful!

jodiperry@aol.com said...

i love the pictures. i have gone through my great grandpas slide and i am trying to find where a particular slide was taken by looking at german websites. there is the possibility that you have a photo of the same exact location on your site. can i email you my photo? The sign on the wall of my photo says "schnoor" which i understand to mean Thread.
Jodiperry@aol.com

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