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The German word for City Hall  would be appropriate for some of  our council offices perhaps?


The German word for City Hall  would be appropriate for some of  our council offices perhaps?

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Jun 2012, 01:07
...or Madhaus, or Fleahaus, or Shiitehaus...

The Germans have a way with words, don't they!
Bill Phillips: They have some wonderful words
lovely corner view of this grand building. excellent in b/w although just a tad more exposure would perhaps have helped? have a good weekend
Bill Phillips: Maybe. Thing is all our monitors are different and very few are calibrated so on mine this looks fine and on some it looks very dark indeed. I have looked at some of my pictures on the monitors at the office where i work now and then and can barely see anythinggrin
It looks like it's recently rained?! Stately looking place!
Bill Phillips: It had and it helped the picture for me
it's a great building Bill... i like the angle that you chose.... but it is a bit dark....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Not on my screen it isn't Peter. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Jun 2012, 06:45
It's appropriate for our house! After having ten rats the latest little sod got into the sofa yesterday evening and IS STILL IN THERE! I have been downstairs on my knees making "interesting noises" to try & get it out.

I had such great & noble plans for my retirement...
Bill Phillips: Perhaps you should eat a very large tin of baked beans and then sit on the sofa and let nature take its course
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Jun 2012, 07:13
Haha - and lol at Ray and Chris - oh, poor Chris, the Pied Piper of Bath - we are in Soest again with its elegant Rathaus of Italian flair painted in Toscana red (we now cannot see, sadly) - and to every Rathaus belongs normally a 'Ratskeller' (really cellar) where you can eat and drink a fine beer - the Ratskeller are often the best reaturants, for example in Bremen...
Bill Phillips: I may post a colour version but it's because of the colour that, for me, it makes a good b&w
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jun 2012, 07:40
LOL at Chris. A perfect title for his house, indeed! HA!
Bill Phillips: I don't think i want to sit on his sofa
Is that kid being taken to school by mum.

Another pool of darkness Mr Phillips ... and more highlighted womens legs ... What is it with you Bill?

Bill Phillips: You are just jealous
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Jun 2012, 08:34
tonguetonguetonguetongue I had to pronounce it of course.....
Yes the Germans have a way of saying things.. We sometimes make jokes about it.
Great shot. Like the way the light/dark is, the arches show up.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Lady P. i'm glad somebody likes this
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Jun 2012, 09:13
Do you know the tales about the citizens of Schilda, the "Schildbürger," who in each story excel in stupidity. One of the best known stories is the construction of a new city hall. The Schildbürger had decided to build a fine new City Hall/Rathaus in original. But the architect forgot to include windows, with the result that it was pitch dark inside the hall. The Schildbürger attempted to collect the sunlight into buckets and sacks, and to carry it inside. The attempt failed… The citizens of Soest learnt something from this funny story! But not the Droitwich town photographer!
Bill Phillips: it's funny how most of the pictures that I post that I actually like very few people also like. grin
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jun 2012, 09:13
Haha - people will be complaining my photos are too bright at this rate. Wishing I hadn't read the comments tho'. The thought of Chris on his knees making "interesting noises" is enough to make the mind boggle!
Bill Phillips: I think i'm going to make them a bit darker so that I can't even see them on my own monitor!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 22 Jun 2012, 12:29
It's nowhere near dark enough Bill, I can still make out some details,.
Bill Phillips: must have a decent monitor
A bit like a memory Bill. Some things get a bit murky but the arches and windows are retained
Bill Phillips: Hahaha very good Janet
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Jun 2012, 13:30
I wanna see more in this, Bill
Bill Phillips: I can see everything Lisl
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Jun 2012, 13:57
I like the white arches
Bill Phillips: The building is a splendid colour vintage
A fine building Bill.....Lol at the name and comments! smile
Bill Phillips: I thought it might get some interesting comments Martin
A fine building once again, but your camera does appear to have a serious dose of underexposurement.
Bill Phillips: not on my monitor Brian. I can see everything! (that i want to see that isgrin)
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jun 2012, 16:24
I think you need to ease up on the black a little bit Bill - it's getting beyond Blackdog proportions!
Bill Phillips: You don't want to spoil my fun do you Ingrid?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Jun 2012, 18:15
Yes, very true. It's a shame that you did not manage to see this in daylight. smile
Bill Phillips: Don't you start.....grin
Bunchofuselesssodshaus, you mean?
Bill Phillips: Close enough Graeme

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