Some stencil creatures from around the hometown

One billion – I’m rich!

notgeld01Recently I rediscovered something I had already been looking for – my collection of Notgeld notes.  Above is a one billion marks note, issued by the City of Kiel during the hyperinflation of 1923.

I’m rich! 🙂

notgeld02On the back you can see Neptune with Kiel’s coat of arms.

Waiting for the wrecking ball

wooli01former Woolworth building on Berliner Platz (Berlin Square)

I used to work there at a lawyer’s office for a couple of years at the place where the branch covers the windows. This building is only 22 years old and is currently being prepared for demolition. The new one is going to look like this. I’m not sure yet if this is better or just different. 😉

The whole area is going to change substantially. A couple of buildings on one side of Boat Harbour are going to be demolished and replaced. There will be a couple of water basins between Boat Harbour and the lakes of Kleiner Kiel, where now the street of HolstenbrĂŒcke is located. The street will be closed for individual traffic, the bus stops will be relocated. Not very helpful in regard to the struggeling business in upper Holstenstraße, if you ask me, as HolstenbrĂŒcke is the main road guiding the traffic into the inner city. And it’s way too draughty for a recreational area.

Ladies & Gentlemen

Two more lamps by Alwin Blaue from the Lessinghalle, formerly a public indoor swimming pool

On the left Frauenseite (women’s side or ladies), on the right MĂ€nnerseite (men’s side or gentlemen) – nowadays these signs lead you to the restrooms in the entrance hall.