Hannover: Serendipity strikes again


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June 4th 2018
Published: June 4th 2018
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Hannover was a complete unknown to us but as it revealed itself in playful statues, fossils and dinosaur bones, stately half-timber buildings and a lively streetlife in the evenings, we felt lucky that we had chosen to visit it.


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The "Nanas" are listed as a sight to see in Hannover.The "Nanas" are listed as a sight to see in Hannover.
The "Nanas" are listed as a sight to see in Hannover.

Knowing only that the Nanas were sculptures, we headed over to their spot along the river which was quite close to our "home" for 2 days.
SophieSophie
Sophie

Sophie is colourful and somewhat humanoid...
CharlotteCharlotte
Charlotte

Charlotte has a human face on the other side but some very strange bumps...
CarolineCaroline
Caroline

And Caroline had me completely flummoxed. Split personality? Maybe I'm just too literal. I enjoyed their playfulness but couldn't help thinking nobody would have bought them if I'd made them.
Martin Luther (1483 to 1546)Martin Luther (1483 to 1546)
Martin Luther (1483 to 1546)

On a more serious note, here is the gifted theologian, with good intentions, whose work divided the Christian Church and brought about such bitterness and havoc.
Guardians of the riverGuardians of the river
Guardians of the river

Can you make out their faces? If you click or double click on the picture you should get an enlargement.
The bridge with the river guardiansThe bridge with the river guardians
The bridge with the river guardians

Hannover Rathaus dome is in the background. We had decided to head for the Maschsee, the large body of water behind it. We never got quite that far, though.
What you can't do in the Maschpark.What you can't do in the Maschpark.
What you can't do in the Maschpark.

We were amused by the list of regulations, especially the explicitness of the one on the bottom left.
The LandesmuseumThe Landesmuseum
The Landesmuseum

While at the Maschpark, we got caught in the rain and decided to check out the museum across the road. A brilliant move, it turned out.
What you can't do in the LandesmuseumWhat you can't do in the Landesmuseum
What you can't do in the Landesmuseum

The difference in rules is amusingly indicative of the target audience.
A fabulous museum! If you ever get to Hannover, be sure to go to the Landesmuseum, especially with children.A fabulous museum! If you ever get to Hannover, be sure to go to the Landesmuseum, especially with children.
A fabulous museum! If you ever get to Hannover, be sure to go to the Landesmuseum, especially with children.

The right front thigh bone of a dinosaur. See the model at the bottom of the bone.
The oldest house still standing in Hannover: 1566!The oldest house still standing in Hannover: 1566!
The oldest house still standing in Hannover: 1566!

And still occupied. What tales those walls could tell.


5th June 2018
This wedding party had chosen the Maschpark for their formal photos.

Not you
Thought that was you in the dark pink dress, at first glance
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Caroline

Nobody would have bought them if Iā€™d made them
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Hanover
Great photos! Another place I must go to at some time in the future! M xx

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