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goslar alleys by lina zelonka
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goslar (niedersachsen, germany) *** so sorry to hear about the floodings in goslar, wernigerode and other towns in the beautiful harz area. this alley (amongst others) in the middle of goslar’s historical old town was heavily flooded this week. i hope the water didn’t do too much damage, but i’ve read the flooding in goslar alone has already caused damage of millions of euros. 😢 *** instagram / tumblr

Vienna-inspired German vocabulary

Inspired by @polskieserce’Kraków vocabulary list, @smetanovarevoluce​‘s Budapest vocabulary list, and @chiefoftherevolution​‘s Paris vocabulary list - and by the three wonderful weeks I spent in Vienna last summer!

die Stadt, -¨e: city
die Hauptstadt: capital city
Wien: Vienna

das Schloss, -¨er : palace
Schloss Schönbrunn: Schönbrunn Palace
der Hof, -¨e: court, yard, courtyard, farm
der Fluss, -¨e: river
die Donau: Danube
An der schönen blauen Donau: Blue Danube Waltz, lit. On the Beautiful Blue Danube

das Gebäude, -n: building
das Haus, -¨er: house
die Wohnung, -en: apartment
der Balkon, -e/-s: balcony
der Platz, -¨e: square
die Brücke, -en: bridge
das Viertel, -: quarter, district
der Gehweg, der Fußweg, -e: sidewalk
der Garten, -¨: garden
die Allee, -n: boulevard
die Gasse, -n: street
die Architektur: architecture

das Restaurant, -s/das Gasthaus, -¨er: restaurant
das Kaffeehaus, -¨er: coffeehouse
der Kaffee: coffee
-der Mokka: strong black coffee, espresso
-kleiner/großer Brauner: espresso with milk
-die Melange: coffee with steamed and foamed milk
-der Franziskaner: coffee with steamed milk and whipped cream
-der Eiskaffee: coffee with ice cream and whipped cream
das Café, -s: café
das Lokal, -e/das Beisl, -, -n: pub
die Universität, -en: university
das Rathaus: city hall
das Parlament: parliament
der Markt, -¨e: market
die Apotheke, -n: pharmacy
das/der Spital, -¨er: hospital
geöffnet: open
geschlossen: closed
die Bibliothek, -e: library
die Kirche, -n: church
der Dom, -: cathedral
der Stephansdom: St. Stephen’s Cathedral

das Museum, die Museen: museum
die Geschichte: history
der Kaiser, -: emperor
k.u.k. = kaiserlich und königlich: imperial and royal
die Kunst: art
die Ausstellung, -en: exhibition
das Denkmal, -¨er: memorial
das Theater, -: theater
die Oper, -n: opera

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von wänden und menschen, die singen by lina zelonka
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braunschweig (niedersachsen, germany) *** instagram / tumblr

Westcliff Pavilion by GASS Architecture

Nestled into the edge of a cliff in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, the Westcliff Pavilion residence is built from steel, glass and stone and appears to hover above the ground. Designed by GASS Architecture Studio to make the most of the city views, the steel framed house comes complete with one side that’s mostly glass and a floating stone wall.

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