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One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Transforming Friday with Nature's Wonders

Hallo Toads!!

Why yes, that was me, Hannah, saying hello in German!!

Today I have for your musing the streets in Bonn Germany. :)




Officially the Federal City of Bonn, is a city on the banks of the Rhine River in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Indo-European derivative of the name Rhine is *Reynos, from the root *rey- "to flow, to run", which is also the root of words like river and run.



Beethoven's birthplace is located in Bonngasse near the market place.The Beethoven Monument stands on the Münsterplatz, which is flanked by the Bonn Minster, one of Germany's oldest churches.


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Feel free to allow this place to open a portal to your own searches about Bonn Germany.

Let your way be lit with inspiration...

(Lamplighter lighting a gas streetlight in Sweden, 1953. By this time remaining gas lamps were rare curiosities. Wikki)

Before electricity became sufficiently widespread and economical to allow for general public use, gas was the most popular means of lighting in cities and suburbs. Early gas lights had to be lit manually, but later gas lights were self-igniting.

Bonn Germany sports gas street lamps...

Imagine being responsible for the job of lighting the street at night...

Please write new poems specifically for this challenge...bring us all kinds of unique angles of the street in Bonn Germany, link-up and enjoy a stroll in the streets of your neighbors. 

Thank you! 



11 comments:

Kenia Cris said...

Good morning Hannah! Bonn sounds like a magical place. I'm gonna give the prompt a try. I'll be back later. Thanks!

Fireblossom said...

Good morning, Toads! Thank you for an interesting challenge this morning, Hannah!

Ella said...

Hallo Hannah! Gorgeous photos, I have a friend from Germany-she misses it. I love the idea of traveling through poetry-very clever of you!

Helen said...

Guten Tag Toads! Lovely place to visit, thanks Hannah.

Kay L. Davies said...

I just had to focus on the wonderful Rhine River, Hannah. Thanks for this prompt!
K

Susan said...

It's just a little bit, Hannah, but I had a pleasant day exploring Bonn on the internet. Thank you.

Hannah said...

Hello Toads!!

I need to start giving away free nachos with my challenges!! He-he...Friday is a tough day for folks, I understand, so please feel free to play catch up with this one and post here and/or for open link Monday if you wish...I'll be around the pond and look forward to your poems. Thank you!!

Margaret said...

Yes, Hannah. When I host on Friday's, I always welcome late arrivals too :) I am of German stock… I'll try to tap into that if I can. I will be posting late - if not on Monday as this one will need messaging I think. Thanks for spreading our USA wings. :)

Robert Bourne said...

I gave it a try.. some pictures and I let my imagination do the rest... having never been there it was a challenge...

La Petite Gallery said...

I know progress is always coming, but I still love the gas street lamps. Now this Cable TV and the internet changes I hate.

Susie Clevenger said...

Hannah, thanks for the challenge...