Haldensleben - Potsdam
Burg bei Magdeburg (I)
A place called Burg, close to Magdeburg, was our next overnight mooring-place. We switched off the engine at 1:20PM. The water of the Elbe-Havel-Kanal...
Burg bei Magdeburg (II)
...at Burg bei Magdeburg was of such a clearness that we were able to see even the skeg and propeller. It’s always a joy to see crystal-clear water.
Former lock (I)
On Wednesday we left Genthin at 9:30AM. Around 11:00AM we passed a former lock, now only traceable by a small island. It’s hard to imagine what it looked like in the past, especially when...
Former lock (II)
...bearing in mind (the UK-expression ‘I’ll bear it in mind’, meaning ‘I’m not interested at all’, springs to mind) the level of the surrounding scenery. How on earth did the engineers solve all those problems??
Bridge over canal
Shortly after leaving another lock (Schleuse Wusterwitz) the canal narrows substantially. Widening is planned and on the bridge the future centre of the canal is already marked. Less than a quarter of an hour...
Bridge over lake
...after passing the last bridge we had entered the first two of the numberless lakes to be found in this area of Germany. Here’s the first of the many bridges connecting the countless peninsulas and islands.
Interesting old material (I)
The left picture shows re-usable scrap metal as well as a set of abandoned train-carriages, one of them becoming an...
Interesting old material (II)
...unattended garden… Doesn’t an abandoned steam locomotive (there were even more!) make a locomotive-fan’s heart bleed…???
Former DDR architecture (I)
Brandenburg was more extensively visited. The buildings alongside the main road towards the centre are all of a type we only knew...
A Brandenburger square
...from pictures. On a square in Brandenburg’s centre we were able to find several outdoor cafes at last – here visible in the distance.
Former DDR architecture (II)
There are still a lot of the typical former DDR apartment buildings to be found close to the marina. We seem to remember they were all...
Former DDR architecture (III)
...grey in the past. Nowadays the majority of them is less gloomily coloured and even front balconies are (seemingly later?) installed.
Threatening skies (I)
The river Havel has created numerous lakes in the course of time. They are, without exception, absolutely beautiful and a joy to navigate. Both these...
Threatening skies (II)
...pictures give a good idea of what we saw that Thursday. Admittedly no sun but let’s be honest, we did complain about the temperature lately. Just too hot.
Approaching Potsdam (I)
One of the last lakes -or the last, one loses count- is called the Jungfernsee. That lake ends where the pictured handsome bridge is situated. After the bridge: left towards Berlin, right towards...
Approaching Potsdam (II)
...Potsdam. Our choice to begin with is Potsdam. The right picture shows the castle that is already visible in the background of the left picture. We didn’t investigate further yet, it’s just 100% pretty.
View across from where we are
Because we like our view very much we’ll share it with you followers/viewers. The large steamboat (‘Gustav’) not only is a pretty one, it even...
Zoomed in on a steamboat
...informs us on the side about its propulsion ‘Briketts für Wärme, die bewegt!’ (Briquettes for warmth, that moves!’) Better than coal??
Potsdam, Brandenburgerstraße 22.06.2018, 2:54PM
On Friday the 22nd we biked into central Potsdam to have a look around. Ending up in the Brandenburgerstraße we sometimes had to look for cover because of torrential rain. Minutes later the sun shone again. These two pictures are taken within a minute of each other – see the distance the two...
Potsdam, Brandenburgerstraße 22.06.2018, 2:55PM
...women in the front have walked. It’s just a matter of slightly tilting the camera backwards and the scene changes dramatically. That’s what the weather is like at the moment: unreliable. We’ll think about what to do: stay a few more days or go??? The answer will be revealed to you next week. Bye for now.
Zo anders weer, maar ook weer fantastisch. Geniet. Ivonne
Diny & Simon
We genieten inderdaad! Al weer 4 nachten in Potsdam. Wordt vervolgd...
Potsdam en Berlijn, de moeite van de vaartocht meer dan waard. Veel plezier daar.
Diny & Simon
Ja, 't is inderdaad de moeite waard. Vandaag naar Berlijn geweest (per tram/trein). Dat maakte indruk.