20080901

City daily photo theme day: Sister cities


The first of the month again and it's theme day for the daily city photo blogging community. Sister cities is on the menu today.

The closest town to Villigen is Brugg and Rottweil (Wiki) in Germany is its Partnerstadt. I didn't make it over there, nor did I succeed in photographing a Rottweiler dog (Wiki.) So we must make do with this seal of Rottweil pounded into the wall of the Schwarzer Turm (see photo in this old post here) in Brugg in 1988 to commemorate 75 years of partnership.

Click here to view thumbnails for all theme day participants.

Update: See more of the seal here.

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14 comments:

Nathalie in avignon said...

Very nice treatment of the theme. I love the choice of b&w.

Z said...

Thanks Natalie! BTW, it's actually a color image.

Sally said...

So do rottweiler dogs originate from Rottweil?

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Z said...

Sally: Yes, they do indeed. I've linked the word to the Wiki entry.

Ineke said...

great photo

Julie said...

So, if it is a colour image then is the silver aluminium or what? You say pounded into the wall: not attached in some way?

Do tell me more ...

BTW good image and good take on the Theme.

Jilly said...

Love the way you've used this. And now I know where Rottweilers come from!

alice said...

I could find some Rottweiler dogs here, but I amn't sure to want to go close enough to take their photo, ha ha!

Knoxville Girl said...

That is a very moody shot, I like it.

Z said...

Ineke: Thank you for coming by and commenting!

Julie: I will tell you more, once I get another photo.

Jilly: Yeah, I'm curious to go to Rottweil someday to see the area where these dogs were put into service.

Alice: It's all about the nurturing. Or, it can be as far as I know. Well raised Rottweilers should be non-scary. Or something like that!

Knoxville: Thanks for dropping by!

Jilly said...

Left a comment for you on Menton - too right! Too right!

Rambling Round said...

So now I know where Rottweilers come from! Nice photo, Z.

Hyde DP said...

Thanks for telling me something about Colmar - like you I had to do some research. Thank goodness for Wiki.

Halcyon said...

Nice choice. I have always admired the German eagle. He's pretty tough looking.