Frizztext’s A toZ challenge: N is for Nürnberg

It’s time again for Frizztext’s A to Z Challenge, this week it’s N. From my travels, N could be for Najac, Narbonne, Naumburg, Newgale, Nice, Niederbronn les Bains, , NiederÖsterreich, Nîmes, Nordhausen…..

But I am going for Nürnberg (Nuremberg)…. I went a number of times in the late 80s to early 90s to visit a friend, and she introduced me to a number of places in Bavaria. Alas, I didn’t take loads of images of Nürnberg itself, and many of the negatives have been lost. However, I have found a couple of images that I think are striking in their own way.

First, an evening shot across the rooftops taken, I believe, from the approach to the castle. This is sadly a very poor quality scan, and the only remaining record I have. But the light was great that evening, and I wanted to include this shot:

Rooftops in evening light, Nūrnberg

Rooftops in evening light, Nūrnberg

And secondly, a place from Nürnberg’s infamous past, the Zeppelinfeld tribune.
I like this shot because of the simplicity if the elements in it. Almost monochrome, and nice geometric lines:

Zeppelinfeld tribune, Dutzendteich, Nūrnberg

Zeppelinfeld tribune, Dutzendteich, Nūrnberg

See more N over at Frizz’s blog here.




  1. yes, Susan, the look from the castle down to the roofs of the city is still great:

  2. Two interesting shots of Nuremberg, Sue. Poor quality or not, I really like the first one. 🙂

  3. I visited Nuremberg last December (as part of a trip around various Christmas markets) – and saw the Zeppelinfeld for myself. Very strange place, but worth a visit.

  4. Suzanne

    That second shot is so powerful. I felt a shiver when I read the word Nuremberg – my parents used to talk about the events of WW11 and the trials. Your photois exceptional – hard to put into words how I am affected by it. The poor quality of the photo seems to add to effect – like looking through a lens to a time we don’t want to remember but need to.

  5. The word Nürnberg does ring a chilling bell. But the city is very beautiful, and you captured its beauty in these images. My favourite is the first photo, it really gives an impression of Nürnberg, has a great composition and light.

  6. Too bad we didn’t have digitals back then, eh Sue? I too have lost so many wonderful shots from my first trip way too many years ago – they were slides and not many are left. My favourite of the two is the second, for the same reasons you like it.

  7. In Nürnberg I have been … I like the city – and I also like your alphabet and you have traveled a lot. Wonderful.

    • I travelled because I decided I knew to many people who hadn’t, and regretted it! Thank goodness I did because my health isn’t so good now!

      • Sorry, to hear about your health – I know how it’s not to have the health on the right side … but I have come out well after all. My thoughts goes out to you.
        Travel is the best school we can attend too. *smile

      • Oh, thanks Viveka…I just make the most of what I have. In the words of Leonard Cohen ‘Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering’ I am ringing all the bells I can! I have some great friends, my photography and other interests, and it all keeps me sane.

      • Same with me … friends, blog .. and camera keep me sane. And my imagination *smile
        Leonard Cohen … what a fantastic artist.

      • Yes, imagination is a very important ally! 🙂

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