Cathedral Hill, Bamberg, Germany

April 12th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Churches & Cathedrals | Germany | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
13-6202 Altar detail

Good Friday, April 6, 2012 was a cold, overcast day in Bamberg, Germany.  Unlike the previous weekend, there was no blue sky, a hint of fog, and a threat of rain.  This was also a holiday in Germany.  The antique shops, art galleries, and retail establishments were closed.  On the other hand, restaurants, coffee shops, …
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Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg, Germany

April 11th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Churches & Cathedrals | Germany | International - (Comments Off)
7-5987 Cathedral Michaelsberg Abbey

Michaelsberg Abbey,  April 1, 2012.        Michaelsberg Abbey also known as St. Michael’s is a former Benedictine monastery.  It sits on a terraced hill above the river Regnitz and the hotel I was staying in. The Abbey was first built in 1015 and has been through quite a few changes since.  The original …
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

April 9th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Forts | Germany | Museums | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
14-5880 Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, March 31, 2012   Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous and most photographed castles in the world.  It served as the model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland.  The name generally means New Swan’s Stone or New Swan [Castle] on the Rock. The Castle was the creation of King Ludwig II …
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Hohenschwangau Castle

April 8th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Germany | International | Museums - (Comments Off)
13-5874 village & castle from neu

Hohenschwangau & Neuschwanstein Castles, Germany, March 31, 2012   A few explanations first. – Hohenschwangau is a small (mostly tourist) village in the German Alps in the south of Bavaria.  It is just south of the larger village of Schwangau.  The castles seem to have Schwangau addresses so are probably of the larger town in …
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Bamberg, Germany

April 6th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Flowers | Germany - (Comments Off)
4-5577 more local color

Bamberg, Germany  March 27, April 1 & April 6, 2012   This post shows photos I shot on three different walking tours of old Bamberg.  All of these are within 2 miles of my hotel.  The streets, like downtown Boston, gradually turn in various directions so sometimes it is hard knowing where you are facing, …
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Bamberg, Germany

April 1st, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Germany - (Comments Off)
2-5549 Hotel Facade

Bamberg, Germany, March 25, 2012.   There was a time when getting on an airplane to travel somewhere was exciting and a thrill.  I got that out of my system over 30 years ago.  Today, my idea of travel is throwing my camera gear in the truck, then driving somewhere in the great American southwest. …
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