Bonn

The main reason I wanted to go to Bonn was to see the famous cherry blossoms. That, and everyone I ask says its a really nice little place. The official ‘Kirschblüte’ festival was last weekend so I thought I’d better be quick before everything turns green. The walk to the main station in Cologne took me past a fountain.

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Today was Good Friday which meant the streets were relatively quiet. That didn’t bother me as it gave a nice atmosphere to some of the scenes.

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I headed over to Heerstraße where the cherry blossom festival was focussed only to be let down by towering green trees. I was too late. The optimist in me ignored this and went to work snapping away at deceased pink flowers. Cue the first colour shots on this blog…

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I decided to head for the Rhein to see how Bonn does a promenade. Of course I got a bit distracted on the way by some random stuff.

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The riverside reminded me of Dusseldorf but on a smaller scale, with their clipped trees. By this point I’d been rained on three times in between bright warm sunshine and gusty winds. I wasn’t complaining as it made for some interesting skies as a backdrop.

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I had one more walk around the centre before catching a train back home. A few more things caught my eye and then it was farewell to Bonn. It was a nice afternoon and I’d definitely like to go back when everything is open and the city is a little more lively.

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Ironically I think my favourite shot from today was of the fountain in Cologne. Oh well!

 

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