North of Bremen Central Station


A stroll from Bremen’s main railway station to the southern edge of the Bürgerpark (a five-minutes walk).

Bremen Central Station

Bremen Central Station

Messe Bremen

Messe Bremen / Bremen Arena

Bürgerpark Parkhotel

Bürgerpark Parkhotel

Some kind of 19th-century-fashioned goddess, probably

Some kind of 19th-century-fashioned goddess, probably

Looking south

Looking south …

group 2

… and north again

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5 Comments to “North of Bremen Central Station”

  1. What happens with this one JR. Are we supposed to provide the text?
    If so here goes.
    The wrong team won at Wembley and at the moment I’m reading The Holy Reich: Nazi Conceptions of Christianity 1919 1945 by Richard Steigmann-Gall Cambridge Uni Press 2003.

    A light activity after my heavy lifting at PD.

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  2. Do you have a position on the Borgward controversy?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgward

    Saw quite a lot of them in the 60s here in Oz, and had an opportunity to read up on them during my very first job as a lazy 17 year old trainee car insurer. Don’t know what they were like mechanically, but they were just pure style to look at.

    The main protagonist (George C Scott) drove a Borgward in The Last Run…..a flic I really enjoyed.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Run

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  3. Do you have a position on the Borgward controversy?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgward

    There is a fab array of stylish models on wicki images.
    Saw quite a few of them here in Oz during the 60s, and enjoyed reading up on them when I was a lazy trainee car insurer, which was my first job.

    Don’t know what they were like mechanically, but they were pure style to look at.

    The main protagonist (George C Scott) in The Last Run drove a Borgward, a movie I really enjoyed at the time.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Run

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  4. Are we supposed to provide the text?

    Yes, you are. History has proven that blogging is interactive. Besides, there’s quite some text beween the words.

    Borgward was long before I was even born – I guess all male relatives in my wider family drove Goliaths in the 1950s, at work and after hours.

    The problem with Borgward seems to have been that he was clever, but not open-minded. A number of post-war Mittelstand tycoons sank their own lifetime achievements towards the end of their lives – Max Grundig in the 1980s, for example, in Fürth/Bavaria. I believe that companies run by their owners are stronger than plcs or corporations, but their owners’ weaknesses are somewhat more likely to become their companies’ weaknesses, too.

    Given that all creditors got their money in the end in the Borgward case, I do think that there were interests at work to squeeze Borgward out of business. But many people here get easily agitated when it’s about automotive or soccer injustices. In other fields, there’d be much less anger, even if injustices or inaccuracies are more obvious than in this case.

    One more thing, the arena isn’t the Werder Bremen place. That’s the Weser Stadion, south or south-east of Bremen Central Station.

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  5. Thanks JR. Nonetheless, many of their models are to die for.

    What I have worked out however is that much of the strength of the German economy resides in it long-standing family firms (esp in crafted musical instrument among many other things).

    Can’t make hide nor hair of the statues though. Probably need a degree in medieval iconography for that.

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