The River Saale

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.

Saale River, Jena, Germany, GoshwitzHere 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.

Pedestrian Bridge, Saale River, Goshwitz, Jena GermanyHere 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.

Saale River, Jena, Germany, River ViewHere is an afternoon view on a cloudy day. You can still see some reflections, but it was much darker.

Saale River, Jena, Germany, Lobeda, ReflectionsI took this picture on the way back to the hotel this afternoon. This picture is to the north and there are some very nice reflections of the trees in the water.

Saale River Reflection, Jena, Germany, TreesHere is a closer view of the previous picture. If you look closely you can also see a line of mallards swimming across the river.

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.


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