Every day as I walk to and from work I pass over the River Saale.
The name of the river is pronounced za:lə.
Jena is in the Saale River Valley and there are many crossings over the river throughout the city. The bridge that I walk over is only for pedestrians.
Since it has been a long week of class I will just share a few pictures of the river with a little bit of commentary.
Here is a picture taken from the bridge while crossing the river. In this picture I am looking to the south. The picture was taken in late morning on the Sunday after I arrived. It was a beautiful sunny day and there were nice reflections of the trees in the water.
Here is the bridge that I walk over. It is a busy bridge in the morning and afternoon as many people use it to go to and from work, or to go to the regional train station. There are many bikes that use the bridge as many people bike to work each day.
I have about a fifteen minute walk to work, which is not much longer than it would be by car. There is no direct road between our office and the hotel. You must follow a long roundabout path.
I will be taking more pictures of the Saale River in other places in Jena this weekend. Perhaps I will have to write another post about the river.
I hope you enjoyed these peaceful pictures.