30.06.09

Souvenir de Freiburg: a mini shopping guide

During my recent trip to Freiburg I spent most of the time walking around and I discovered really nice shops. I started writing down the addresses as a reminder to myself but then I thought that it would be a good idea to share my experience on the blog, so I put together this little shopping guide and map. It is based on my interests, so most of the shops mentioned are art/craft related. It was a pleasure to go exploring around the relaxed, car-free city centre on a summer day and browse all these shops. It made me very envious too:... [Lire la suite]
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30.06.09

Souvenir de Freiburg: a mini shopping guide (the list)

So this is the list of the shops shown in the map above, organized by category.Fabric/Yarn/Haberdashery:One of the reasons why I didn't want to come back to Dublin. In Freiburg the shops selling textiles and yarn are many, and most important: I like what they sell.- Garconne (Gerberaustrasse 7b): fabrics, trimmings, clothing, sewing workshops.- Welt der Handarbeit (Salzstrasse 37-39): yarns and accessories for knitting, crocheting, embroidery and other needlework. Fabrics (specially Aida and linen for embroidery), kits and patterns in... [Lire la suite]
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30.06.09

(the list continues...)

Art/Antiques/Curios: Difficult to visit all of them on a short trip. These are some that caught my eye.- Langenbeck (Gerberaustrasse 6): metal antiques and replicas for period hauses. Beautiful period tiles from Replicata.- Silvia Steinhauser (Gerberaustrasse 10): Antiques and deco shop. Items from Green Gate.- W. Scherb Antiques (Kartauerstrasse 32): small antiques shop.- Teppichgalerie Pir (Konviktstrasse 49): antique oriental rugs.- Galerie Springmann (Schusterstrasse 25): art gallery, fine prints.- Antiquitaten am Schwabentor... [Lire la suite]
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26.06.09

Souvenir de Freiburg (part 5)

Selected Freiburgers:
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25.06.09

Souvenir de Freiburg (part 4)

Walking around Freiburg and discovering pattern and texture:
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25.06.09

Souvenir de Freiburg (part 3)

Apart from being very green city Freiburg has a special relationship with water. It just seems to flow everywhere. They have a river (the Dreisam) and a canalization of it along the old town, several public fountains of drinking water and what is most carachteristic, the Freiburg Baechle, a system of small canals on the side of the street which is present in all the city centre. In a warm day you can see half naked children and dogs playing, bathing and splashing in them, and a few adults cooling their feet in them too. By the way, it... [Lire la suite]
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24.06.09

Souvenir de Freiburg (part 2)

Freiburg is one of the greenest cities I've ever seen. Of course the fact of being in the Black Forest it's a good starting point, but all over the city you can see how they have taken care of this aspect. They have several city parks, many houses have nice front gardens, nearly every street has trees on both sides and there is a lot of vertical green too: flowers hang from balconies, facades have climbing plants and in a few streets in the city centre wisteria plants make a green pergola over... [Lire la suite]
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24.06.09

Souvenir de Freiburg (part 1)

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22.06.09

Back from Freiburg

Hi, I'm back in Dublin and already missing Freiburg so much. We had a great time there. More photos and a mini shopping guidecoming soon!
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15.06.09

To Freiburg

Signing off for a week in Freiburg, capital of the Black Forest. See you in a few days! (photo from Clockstyle)
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