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May 25: Bamberg – Inselstadt 2

Then I wended my way back across Inselstadt and on to Gärtnerstadt.

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The bank of Inselstadt (actually the island of the Schloss Geyerswörth) seen from the Obere Mühlbrücke, the furthest upstream of the central bridges across the left arm of the Regnitz.

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Downstream, an end view of the Altes Rathaus over yonder. I'm curious about that shed-roofed building just in front of it.

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Check out that open porchlike space in the middleground, nestled between closed volumes above and below. I love spaces intermediate between inside and outside like that. Especially in such a maximum scenic place.

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The Mühlwörth street proceeds from the Obere Mühlbrücke under this connecting bridge. Take a look at the right half of the yellow building — ruts where the wooden beams to their left used to continue? That sounds structurally implausible.

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Splashes of windows and skylights and... what looks like a disembodied half-gable down by the water.

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A lush view upstream from the Nonnenbrücke, crossing onto the main island. The blurring of the tree reflections in the water farthest away is a curious effect.

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A small herd of cranes stalking the land.

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Positively junglistic over here upstream.

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Whoa, those black window pieces look like iPhone holders or something with those rounded edges.

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Oh yeah here's that ivy that they use to illustrate "rampant" in the dictionary.

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A jubilation of roses.

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More quasi-sgraffito; but this must be a different building because this is still Inselstadt and the other one was in Gärtnerstadt.

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This is the Wilhelmspost, on Wilhelmsplatz, right near the canal.

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The unmistakable cylindrical walls of the circular Wilhelmsplatz.

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I believe we are peeking back at the above sgraffitoish building through this arcade.

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Verdant!

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More spring sprays of flowers.

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Inventive inlays at Marienplatz, a small square in Gärtnerstadt.

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Hey look it's the Erlöserkirche.

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Suddenly, a courtyardramptunnel.