Friday, March 17, 2006

Market Place in Oestrich

Oestrich is my hometown in the Rheingau. It's part of Oestrich-Winkel - a city joining together the 4 towns Oestrich, Winkel, Mittelheim and Hallgarten.

Out of the 4, Oestrich has the nicest market place (in my opinion) since it's a pedestrian area and no car is allowed to drive through. In summer it's beautiful to sit next to the fountain and have a coffee or some ice cream.

The white building in this photo is the former town hall. It's just been renovated and now hosts a very nice Bistro.

10 Comments:

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Cynthia! said...

There´s no one there? Is this early in the morning? looks so quiet! nice pic!

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Maya said...

it looks so clean :-) i can imagine how nice the market outside then...

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

No worries, cyntia - as you said it was early in the morning and since it's during the week and still quite chilly there are not that many people walking around. I'll show you more pictures of summer when it's crowded, promise.

Maya - now that you say it, yeah, it's really clean. But no worries, there are enough area where it's not clean at all... :)

 
At 12:59 AM, Blogger midnitebara said...

beautiful buildings. there are some new homes looking like that here,,.. nice to look at original ones.

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger perle de rosée said...

It's a beautiful nice place. I would like to stay here in summer in the shadow.

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

midnitebara - yes, having those old houses here adds a different charme to the place. It's interesting that you mention houses being built in the same style in Japan as well. I've heard of old houses in Germany that have been bought by japanese business people, broken down and rebuilt again in Japan. Have you heard of that as well?

perle de rosée - I'll think of you in summer then ;)

 
At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Jean said...

Picture postcard pretty.

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger midnitebara said...

Sorry, this came late. Yes, I have heard about it. There is even one famous aging actor who bought a castle somewhere in europe and had it assembled here in Japan. Guess, people with money can really do almost the impossible.

 
At 4:27 AM, Blogger zbjernak said...

indeed this is really a lovely square!

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thanks jean and zbjernak!

midnitebara - amazing what people do, no? I would think of building a new house and just copying the style, but they took the whole house... Wow!

 

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