Local Heart, Global Soul

January 29, 2015

Wheeee!!! …We Are Going To The Crèche !

Filed under: Funny,GERMANY,Ichenhausen,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

I have my family well trained.

Last year whilst on holiday in Germany, and on one of our little detours around the area of   Ichenhausen,  I found  myself looking in one direction and then greeted with a chorus of exclamations from Himself and the kids who were looking in the other direction.

Just like the “pencil house” a few days ago, this one is a real “find” so Himself turned the car around so that we  could get a better view of this rather interesting house “feature” from the other corner of this large corner house.

At first it looked kind of like someone has installed a really fun play attachment  to their house, or  if an eccentric retired fireman couldn’t quite manage the fireman’s pole any more but still wanted the rush of adrenaline of the slide.

Closer inspection turned up an explanation that’s probably a little more mundane: this is a crèche (day care) centre and since the business has been set up in what is (or was once) a residential house and clearly some changes have had to be made to suit commercial requirements.

We assume that this wonderful slide has been installed to meet the fire escape requirements, and that in an emergency this would be a quick and safe exit for staff evacuating babies and toddlers. I’m not sure if it’s used the rest of the time, but either way, it’s a brilliant idea and one totally suited to the business on the site.

Who knows? Maybe on warm spring or summer days the  doors to the shute is opened and staff and children alike enjoy having a ride on a slide on a more epic scale than the little yellow normal one in the garden outside. Just imagine the laughter, whoops and squeals that would have rung out in the garden then.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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