Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Where are you From Wednesdays?

It's Wednesday and you know that means. Time for a new installment of "Where are you from Wednesday"
When I looked at my site meter first thing in the morning, this is what I saw.

1 Germany Hannover, Niedersachsen 5,704
2 Norway Hellen, Hordaland 5,187
3 Australia Leichhardt, New South Wales 7,517
4 United States Verona, Ohio 1,872

Since I have traveled to Germany a few times and it was the last visitor, I selected them as the point of interest today.

Hannover Germany
Hannover is part of lower Saxony and is named after the Saxons who occupied it for the past 15 centuries. It's hard to fathom such history living in America. Being from Southern Ca, we have just a few buildings here over a hundred years old. So to see whole cities that are 500 to 1,000 years old is exciting for me at least.

This is the "New Town Hall" built between 1901 and 1913

The geographic concept of Saxony has undergone great shifts and has acquired many meanings in the past 15 centuries. The land of the Saxons, Saxony was in Frankish times roughly the area in NW Germany between the Elbe and Ems rivers; it also included part of S Jutland. (This area corresponds in part to the state of Lower Saxony, created after World War II.)

Now for the "if you were there right now" kind of stuff.

Today's weather Partly cloudy with a high of 60F and a low of 38F

Population is 522,944 as of Jan 2007

Now for some fun facts

Hannover has the second largest Octoberfest in the world

24 museums

40 Musical theaters

I love when the only notable residents listed are Rock Stars.

Those of you old enough to enjoy the 80's hair bands would be interested to know that the Scorpions are the only notable "famous" residents of Hanover. I have "Rock You like a Hurricane" stuck in my head now. lol

The 36 most important sights of the city centre are connected with a 4.2 kilometres (3 mi) long red line, which is painted on the pavement. The so called Red Thread is a kind of walk around and starts at the tourist information and ends on the Ernst-August-Square in front of the central station.

I've been doing a lot of research on spinning wheels because I plan to buy one soon and how interesting that it all comes back to knitting fiber all the fun we have.

This is a "Saxony" style wheel. Not from lower Saxony but rather a Schacht-Reeves wheel of Boulder Colorado. A long way from Hannover but the influence of design comes from Europe. No I'm not getting this wheel I just thought it was a fun way to tie the post back to knitting and fiber arts.
A nice Sunset in Hannover

Life is Good and I hope it is in Hannover Germany too

auf Wiedersehen!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Jerry, the Schacht-Reeves saxony wheel -- one to be coveted by all spinners. I have drooled over this wheel time and time again, but just can't justify the cost -- almost, but couldn't do it. And . . . you know . . . it might just be a wee bit too hard to cart around, even for you. It won't fit in your suitcase, either. But it would be nice, huh?


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