WordPress challenged us this week to post interpretations of shapes, lines, textures, and patterns. Last week I was in Munich, where these festive Oktoberfest hearts caught my eye in the Viktualienmarkt.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons. See other bloggers’ interpretations here. A view from a window in Schloss (Castle) Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany, 2003. Three seasons in one image!
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Near and Far. Share a photo that means Near and Far to you! Blogger friends, I’m off for my annual vacation. This year’s destinations: Munich and Croatia. I will catch up with all of your blogs when I return, and I hope to share some lovely photos with you. I have wanted to visit Dubrovnik for years! You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this week’s theme here.
Here’s my contribution to Ailsa’s travel theme of the week: curves. While visiting family in Germany, my cousin Sabine took me to the top of the Rheinturm, Dusseldorf’s tallest structure. The view from the top is fabulous. You can catch an aerial perspective of the famous Gehry Buildings, or you can watch traffic on the Rhine River and bridge below. Although if you’re afraid of heights, you may have difficulty here… So what does all of this have to do […]
The revitalized Media Harbor area of Dusseldorf is a delightful tourist destination, offering the Roggendorf Haus, Gehry Buildings, and the opportunity to ride the elevator to the top of the Rheinturm for a panoramic view of the city. Dusseldorf has even more to offer, though. Travel to the outskirts of the city (an easy trip on the S-Bahn or U-Bahn trains) to see another can’t-miss attraction, Schloss Benrath (Benrath Palace). The palace, which was built during the mid-1700s, is a […]
During my 2007 trip to Munich to see my family, my cousin and I planned a trip to the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area. I love this region in southern Germany. The scenery is absolutely stunning, and we always find great shops and restaurants. It was unusually hot, so my cousin suggested also hiking through the Partnachklamm, or Partnach Gorge. Excellent idea! I’ll post some pics of the area in the near future, but today I want to show you the gorge and […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that means JOURNEY to you! I have loads of photos that could apply to this week’s challenge, but my mind kept returning to this one. It’s a recent scan of an old, yellowed, creased negative from a box of photos that belonged to my mother, who passed away in 2004. She took this photo, and that’s why I keep thinking about it. My parents took me on a road trip almost every […]
Munich is one of my favorite cities, and I’m fortunate to be able to visit almost every year. Like most visitors, I love the city’s well-known attractions, such as the Hofbrau Haus, the Marienplatz, or any of Munich’s world-class museums, like the Deutsches Museum. But being a nature-lover, I also love the Munich Botanic Garden in the suburb of Nymphenburg. If you love nature too, you will enjoy a visit to the Botanic Garden, home to approximately 14,000 plant species. […]
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that means UNUSUAL to you! Walk along the waterfront in Dusseldorf, Germany, and you will find a very unusual building: Roggendorf Haus. Here’s another photo of the front of the building. Within walking distance you can also see Dusseldorf”s Gehry Buildings, which are unusual as well. You can see other bloggers’ interpretations of this week’s theme here.