Friday, July 15, 2016

Bonn, Near the Rhine

Today I walked in the neighborhood of our hotel in Bonn, the Maritim. Although Bonn is no longer the German capitol, there are quiet many major government offices in the neighborhood.

Not far from the back door of the Maritim is the Robert-Schumann-Platz, a big plaza honoring not the 19th C composer but rather the German politician who was an architect of the European Union. The symbolic purpose of the stone sphere is unclear.

Another building near the plaza

Just past the plaza are woods did lead to the Rhine River and beyond.

The woods are beautiful, but dark and dense. 
One can see the origin of many scary chlidren's tales.

 Ships on the Rhine, seen from the Konrad Adenauer Bridge

Turbulence in the waters of the Rhine

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