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Fotoeins Friday: Hahndorf, from Germany to Australia

18 August 2012.

You’d think I made a picture of this sign somewhere inside Germany. In fact, the sign is located in south-central Australia.

The town of Hahndorf (Hahn’s village) is about 25 kilometres southeast from Adelaide in the federal state of South Australia. Hahndorf is acknowledged as the oldest surviving German community in Australia (1839), and is recognized as heritage area in 1988 by the South Australia state government. The sign above greets visitors in German: “welcome to Hahndorf: ‘our town can be better.'” At upper-left is the coat of arms for Hahndorf (within a larger Goslar) in north-central Germany; at upper-right is the coat of arms for the German federal state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen).

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 18 August 2012 with the Canon 450D, 50-prime, and the following settings: 1/125-sec, f/4, ISO100, 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at as URL.

5 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Hahndorf, from Germany to Australia”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Lorelle. I wouldn’t have known either, until my friends who lived in Adelaide at the time brought me out here; I’m grateful for that. I’ve added a weblink above regarding the heritage status by the South Australia government. Thanks for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      I agree; the history of Australia and her people are a fascinating learn. How people managed to travel halfway around the world from Europe to this island continent is remarkable. Thanks for your comment, Cornelia!

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