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photoblog image The Hauptbahnhof

The Hauptbahnhof

After flying through the night from Atlanta and a transfer from Paris late this morning (you can never fly straight to Hannover from Atlanta!), I'll be walking through Hannover's hauptbahnhof (train station) from the airport around 3:30p this afternoon.  (God willing and the creek don't rise!)

See the Ernst August statue almost dead center (from "under the tail" meet-up fame)?  Now you see the whole shootin-kaboodle behind it, constructed from 1876-79.  According to Wiki, 718 trains pass through this station daily .

Behind me is the City Center and where I pick up the tram to our apartment.  Welcome again to Hannover!



The Hauptbahnhof

After flying through the night from Atlanta and a transfer from Paris late this morning (you can never fly straight to Hannover from Atlanta!), I'll be walking through Hannover's hauptbahnhof (train station) from the airport around 3:30p this afternoon.  (God willing and the creek don't rise!)

See the Ernst August statue almost dead center (from "under the tail" meet-up fame)?  Now you see the whole shootin-kaboodle behind it, constructed from 1876-79.  According to Wiki, 718 trains pass through this station daily .

Behind me is the City Center and where I pick up the tram to our apartment.  Welcome again to Hannover!



comments (13)

  • jelb
  • 30 Jan 2007, 00:25
Bonjour,
Good travel and shot! Bienvenue en France! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jelb. I was in Paris only long enough to relax a bit before flying on to Germany, where I am now. But thanks for your welcome.
nice travel shot. The building seems to be tilting to the right just a bit.
Ginnie Hart: I knew something wasn't right about this, Dotun, which is why I put on the Green Mood. smile HA. I went back to check out the ruler and see where I tested it and got it perfectly straight--a line to the left of the middle window. Then I tried other lines, like the roofline, etc. and everything I corrected made something else seem terribly tilted. I decided in the end that this wasn't for anything else but to show you the train station. How's that for a cop-out. smile
I guess while I see this photo you are in the air, huh? Well, let us know how you arrived, and if you had a good train ride!
About your question yesterday, the answer is yes. I have also been in Canada three times, in Australia and in various places in and around Argenitna (Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay).
Ginnie Hart: Another world traveller, Samira, I see! I sure hope you like it as much as I do.

Yes, I have now arrived, 3 hours ago, in fact (4p Hannover time). Donica stayed in Paris for meetings and gets in closer to 10p. Thanks for your kind thoughts to get me here safely.
nice capture, warm colored building.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chantal.
Good morning Germany!
Ginnie Hart: Yup. And now I'm 6 hours ahead of you. So now it's Good Evening! UGH.
  • Louis
  • 30 Jan 2007, 16:38
I like how you can take pictures into the future. smile

... and the creek don't rise???

Nice post
Ginnie Hart: HA! Back to the future is exactly what it feels like on SC a lot of the time, especially when I'm back-n-forth between the time zones!

Had you ever heard that expression before, "God willing and the creek don't rise?" I think it may be a Southern (USA) thing. smile
The couple closest to the camera makes the shot for me. Seems like they have all the time in the world - and I guess they have smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Aksel. That couple is actually crossing one of the tram tracks (not mine) so it made sense to take the pic (more for posterity for me than anything else, I think).
That is a remarkably clean looking train station for something constructed in the 19th century. Nice overview shot!

I hope the flight wasn't too tedious!
Ginnie Hart: The flight actually went very well, Martin. I had the good fortune of being able to fly on the same plane with Donica at the last minute. When the lady at the check-in counter saw we were on different flights, 3-1/2 hours apart (because mine was on frequent-flier miles), she waved her magic wand and enabled me to leave earlier. That made making my connection in Paris much more relaxing. And my suitcase made it!

Anyway, Germany as a whole seems to be a very clean country, in our opinion. Donica is in Amsterdam a lot and says that's a very dirty city by comparison. So, good eyes!
Nice overview and I like how the colour of the building comes out.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Julischka.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 30 Jan 2007, 21:06
Very good shot Ginnie - (what else can I say greenie!!) tongue Seriously, it is a nice pic and brings back fond memories, I love the German rail system, well apart from working out ticket prices and which zones cost what and what ticket to get!! (in Munich anyway) Have a good sleep tonight and wake refreshed tomorrow. Warmest wishes, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: Awww. You're a sweetheart, Neil. I'm off to bed right now!
  • Ellie
  • 30 Jan 2007, 22:30
I'm really intrigued by all those cables, are they to do with trams?

A lovely sturdy building, the windows must make it really light inside. Umm, is it me, or does it list slightly to the right?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ellie, the cables DO go to the trams. Smart eye.

I laughed when I read about the list/tilt. You and Dotun must have gotten together on that one! Here's what I replied to him: "I knew something wasn't right about this, Dotun, which is why I put on the Green Mood. HA. I went back to check out the ruler and see where I tested it and got it perfectly straight--a line to the left of the middle window. Then I tried other lines, like the roofline, etc. and everything I corrected made something else seem terribly tilted. I decided in the end that this wasn't for anything else but to show you the train station. How's that for a cop-out."
  • Ellie
  • 31 Jan 2007, 22:41
Oops! That'll teach me to look at other comments, and their replies, before I write my own! *blush* Sorry Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Oh my, Ellie. Please, no need to apologize. You only confirmed what probably was the consensus but only you and Dotun mentioned it. I certainly do not expect everyone to read all the comments/replies. Thanks for being willing to tell it as it is because that's the only way I know how to "fix" something. Have a great day!
Sehr gut Ginnie, Es ist eine Einladung zur Reise smile smile
Well, what do you think of my german smile smile
Ginnie Hart: I must say that I'm VERY IMPRESSED, Zeb. You're better than I am!!! smile

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