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Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 2 July 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Düsseldorf's pond Landskrone at the Hofgarten, our central park. Sacrificed for mobility and yet another collection of star architecture, soon to be found at nearby Jan-Wellem-Square. (Same place a year ago.)

And now for something completely different: Germany has a new Federal President. It took the Federal Convention three times to elect Merkel's favoured fellow party member and political sleeping pill; a clear slap for Mrs. Merkel who was definitely not amused during the ballots, and a perfect match for our paralyzed society. Then again our Leftists showed once more that being miffed is more important to them than supporting the promising rival candidate. Only the German people knew that this election wasn't too important for the country: no motorcades, no chorus of horns nor people hugging each other. Another day - same sh...

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

At least the ducks are still there! It does not look great does it?

2 Jul 2010 7:54am

@Philip: Definitely not. The number of ducks and geese is decreasing, too. No wonder why.

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

So this is what progress looks like...

2 Jul 2010 8:42am

@Peter: Always bright and shiny, no?

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

nature in compare of industry.cool topic

2 Jul 2010 9:02am

@The MaJor: One of the main tunes sung here. An awful melody.

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

More birds on shore than in the water, hope it is not contaminated. A beautiful shot.

2 Jul 2010 11:10am

@Phil David Alexander Morris: The water is still okay (until the first car / truck will fall into), but the number of ducks and geese is decreasing. A couple of years ago there were much more of them.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Poor birds :) Hopefully they get smart and move far away from this construction .

2 Jul 2010 12:33pm

@MARIANA: I think so, because their number is decreasing. It's no fun living here at present, not even for animals.

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a very beautiful place

2 Jul 2010 1:19pm

@B.Held: It has been. We'll see how firm their promises will be.

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Planners have little regard for wildlife, being convinced by the economists that the work must take place. I like the digital arrow in the center.

2 Jul 2010 5:34pm

@Michael: It's even forbidden to feed the birds. If you get caught you have to pay €15,-

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

you think you got construction problems?

2 Jul 2010 7:34pm

@Ted: $22 billion - oh my goodness!

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

This capture strongly reinforces what I see as the displacement of the ducks and them not finding the serene park they used to be a part of.

3 Jul 2010 2:55am

@Steven: I wonder if they remember past times, when there were enough trees and meadows for them.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

What would...the Ducks have to say?!

3 Jul 2010 10:42am

@Japanalia: Nobody asked them, you must not even feed them! (€15,- penalty)