Friday, 31 October 2014

Lindau Impressions

Here it is - the very last of my posts about Lindau! This one is a mix of pictures I did not find fitting for any of the other posts; a small collection of impressions, if you like.

Souvenirs in a shop... people still buy that stuff, it seems! When I was little, I loved snow globes and the tiny "TV sets" that showed a succession of pictures when you clicked a button:

An example of what some places in Lindau looked like now that it was off season: "Jetzt ein Eis" - "Now an ice cream" reads the sign on the boarded up kiosk.

I found the pictogram at this public toilet more fun than what you usually see:


Our room at Lindau's version of Faulty Towers. The old parquet floor was the best about the room.

 Late afternoon light over Lake Constance.




The only time I spotted some small sailing boats on the lake, the kind which you see in great numbers during the summer. Sorry for the bad quality of this picture; they were far away near the Austrian side of the lake and I had to use maximum zoom.

15 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed your posts about Lindau, what a beautiful place with such breathtaking views.

    The 'wc' pics made me laugh, especially the one on the right which reminds me very much of a Sims4 sim who is bursting for the loo. :D

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    1. Is that what they do when they need to go? :-D Still haven't got Sims4, but I'm pretty sure it will be waiting under the Christmas tree for me, and that's only another 8 or 9 weeks to go...!
      Glad you liked my Lindau posts. It is indeed a beautiful place.

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  2. I also love your posts about Lindau. And you will never know how the phrase "the Austrian side of the lake" fills me with such longing! I have wanted to see Austria since I was 8 years old and they advertised "The Sound of Music" during all the B movies that I saw that year...don't ask me how I found out that it was filmed in Austria, but I knew that it was and always wanted to see it!

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    1. There certainly are some places where Austria really is the way it looks in "The Sound of Music", but the allover atmosphere is one of a modern, busy, self-confident country proud of maintaining their own take on many things in spite of being part of the EU.

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  3. I think that the WC signs should be adopted as the international standard. They are brilliant. The designer had a wonderful sense of humour.

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  4. Lovely photos of Lindau, even at this autumnal time of year....I would like to go to a toy shop. I'm not sure your souvenir shop was really that, but it looked fun, too......Of course we have many Ravensburger Spiele" here. The WC signs were really funny. They made me remember being in a garden room at a vocational high school, all alone. The WCs were labelled Pistols and Stamens. I had a terrible, "Oh, no! What am I?" moment!"

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    1. Ha ha Kristi, I would have been a little lost in front of those WC labels, too!
      The shop was a souvenir shop, any toys they had were souvenirs and a row of rather standard "porcellain" dolls (which have nothing to do with Lindau).

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  5. Oh my grief! The end of your Lindau posts? No way Miss Arian. You must go on. Lindau's story is never fully told. I liked the photos of Lake Constance with trees hanging down. Nice.

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    1. Thank you, YP. Well, it was a mini break and I milked it for all it was worth, I think.
      Next up will be pictures of my day trip to Strasbourg.

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    1. And what does your totally off-the-mark rant has got to do with me and my blog?

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    2. Perhaps he is looking for a German woman as German women want to cook, do not steal,half a man's money and want to clean and the behaviour of most German women is not utterly disgusting!
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