rain, rain, go away

The last time I lived in Germany, I lived in beautiful Freiburg. Nestled in the southwest corner of the Black Forest, the city is said to have the best weather in all of Germany. This picture was taken in late September just outside of Freiburg. Notice the sun, short sleeves, and general feeling of happiness in the photo.

Life is good in Southern Germany

In stark contrast, however, the following picture was taken just recently on a normal Hannover afternoon.

You can't see the raindrops but trust me they are there.

We quickly learned that one should never leave their Hannovrian home without an umbrella or rain jacket, as there is a 100% chance of rain at some point in every day. Usually this rain arrives in the form of the sudden storm, where one minute you think you’re about to see the sun peek through the thick layer of clouds, but the next minute out of nowhere the wind picks up and the drops start falling. God forbid you’re on a bike or walking somewhere without hope of cover, as you will be stranded in 10-15 minutes of ferocious downpour.

In other words, no one comes to Hannover to get a suntan.

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One thought on “rain, rain, go away

  1. cartooncat 23/09/2010 at 12:00 Reply

    I know how you feel… it’s the same in Düsseldorf. I’m growing rust….

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