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photoblog image Hannover's New Town Hall at Night

Hannover's New Town Hall at Night

This is the same building as yesterday's pic but at night.  Landlady Uschi told me in January that they added new lights to both sides, front and back, in December.  I wanted to see them for myself, of course, so on a crisp sunny day, January 15, I took yesterday's pic and then waited until the sun set (5p) to take this shot.

This actually is the back side of Hannover's Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall), which was built between 1901 and 1913.  It's always referred to as 'new' because the old one from the 15th century is still standing in the City Center.

The Maschsee (the foreground water) is an artificial lake that is affectionately called the "blue eye" of Hannover.



Hannover's New Town Hall at Night

This is the same building as yesterday's pic but at night.  Landlady Uschi told me in January that they added new lights to both sides, front and back, in December.  I wanted to see them for myself, of course, so on a crisp sunny day, January 15, I took yesterday's pic and then waited until the sun set (5p) to take this shot.

This actually is the back side of Hannover's Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall), which was built between 1901 and 1913.  It's always referred to as 'new' because the old one from the 15th century is still standing in the City Center.

The Maschsee (the foreground water) is an artificial lake that is affectionately called the "blue eye" of Hannover.



comments (19)

That is a pretty wild getup considering that this is Germany and not, say, Las Vegas. Nice capture!
Ginnie Hart: Ha! How true, Martin. Thanks.
  • Clint
  • 2 Feb 2007, 01:53
Looks great at dusk as well. The domes just blend into the sky.
Ginnie Hart: Yes they do, Clint. Thanks for your comment.
I love it how it's the same exact setting as the one from yesterday. You had a tripod that stood in place waiting for the night setting, huh? I like it, the sky still blue and the light not all the way gone...
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I did remember what post I stood by, Samira. That definitely helped. Actually, it WAS dark when I rook the picture, believe it or not. I'm not sure why/how it showed up that light!!! Thanks a million! smile
  • Louis
  • going riding this weekend
  • 2 Feb 2007, 08:20
This is an excellent picture, reflections lighting, everything crisp and clear. The post dusk sky is a winner.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Louis. Have fun riding this weekend!!!
Beautiful colors!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dani!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 2 Feb 2007, 11:27
Mmm, copper roof. I love this time of evening, when lights are coming on. It really shows off the architectural details of the Rathaus (I'm sorry, but every time I read word that I chuckle). Gorgeous!
Ginnie Hart: I chuckle over that word as well, Ruth. smile The Rathaus closes at 6p, so a lot of the inside lights were still on before going out for the night. I took this around 5p, right after it was dark (it started getting dark at 4p). I wonder how different it would look after all the employees are gone?! Thanks so much.
I prefer this one !! I like the atmosphere that the sky is producing ! really nice shot
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dafredo. This is my favorite as well!
Ginnie this is an AWESOME snap. The reflection is lovley.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Sarthak. You're a sweetheart.
  • dotun
  • 2 Feb 2007, 13:32
Ginnie this is another nice one, I like
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a lot, Dotun!
Very nice picture Ginnie, i like the reflection in the water.
Excellent
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Magnus.
  • Amy
  • 2 Feb 2007, 14:20
What a gorgeous picture!!! The colors are amazing -- simply breathtaking!
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. Amy, my Amy! You're the one! Thanks for your lovely comment. You know you just made my day! smile
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2 Feb 2007, 14:40
Hiya again Gramma Ginn!! This is a beautifully lit photograph, possibly a combination of slow shutter speed and maybe if you had backlight switched on? showed the sky up as this lovely blue, even though it was dark. I wonder if the overall composition could be bettered by shifting to the left to take out the trees on the right, or at least put some space between them and the Rathaus. The trees on the extreme right are quite messy, so maybe a slight crop also? Just a couple of suggestions/questions. Kindest regards, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Neil, we already had the discussion on yesterday's pic about cloning off the top righthand branches. It's the same positioning of the pic in daylight in which you can see the lovely willow tree, thus no crop there. But I do think I could clone out the top foreground branches, you're right. I couldn't shift left because of a huge post and more foreground trees. If I shifted right to have more show up to the left of the Rathaus, there were nasty buildings I didn't want to include. Ay caramba!

Have a great weekend.
Looks like your right & wrong Gin. I love this shot and my wife still prefers yesterdays.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Guess we'll have to make TWO jigsaw puzzles. smile Well, I'm very honored by yours and her opinion, regardless. Thanks a million.
This is better for me, really good work Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: You and I are on the same page, Chris, but I guess you have to see it in daylight first to make the choice, right? Have a great weekend!
  • Ellie
  • 2 Feb 2007, 23:10
Oh gosh Ginnie, this is beautiful. Can't compare it with the earlier one because I haven't looked at it yet.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, dear friend, for eventually looking at both. That means a lot.
This is lovely! The blue sky, the reflections. It really looks wonderful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you much, Julischka!
Like it by night too !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb. smile
Nice. I like the greens and blues.
Ginnie Hart: Me too, John. Thanks. I think you and I like many of the same things!! smile
  • Helen
  • Singapore
  • 1 Jul 2007, 12:47
Fairy tale setting and what lovely reflection.
Ginnie Hart: It WAS like a fairy tale, Helen. I can still clearly remember that day! Thanks.

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