Sonntag, 24. Juli 2011

Grainfields, flowers and their inhabitants

In these days of July the wheat, rye, barley and other grains are near their crop. The corn is moving in the wind and looks golden in the sun. Around the fields there exists a lot of life in the form of little animals and really beautiful flowers. The red color of poppy represents a nice contrast to the beige corn. Little animals like the small ladybird beetle are also having their home in these fields.

Sonntag, 17. Juli 2011

Lichtenstein: a fairy tale castle

Like in fairy tales the castle Lichtenstein near Reutlingen (Germany) is situated on a abrupt cliff above a valley. The castle was built 1840 to 1842 for Wilhelm Count of Wurttemberg. He needed some "loading space" for his collections of paintings, armaments and arms. The panoramic view from the rock down to the valley is fabulous. Reflecting the fairy tales this castle is really a perfect place for the queens, kings, princes and princesses of these narrations....

"Bärenhöhle Schwäbische Alb" (Germany)

Based on the fact that the Swabian Highlands are made of karst there are a lot of caves. Near Sonnenbuehl is one of these caves called "Bärenhöhle"  (bear's den) situated. Inside there are a lot of very beautiful  stalactites and stalagmites. The cave was developed in the 19th century. Today the cave can only be visited in summer, in winter it belongs to the bats doing their winter sleep. Of course there are some remains of the further inhabitants, the cave bears, which has been extinct in the last Ice Age.

Saturday eve at Stuttgart (Germany)

One emblem of Stuttgart is the "Stiftskirche" with its two different towers. It is one of the oldest evangelical churches.

Like every city Stuttgart also presents a shopping street called "Königsstraße". Some artists searching for attention or just having fun in arising there passion can be observed there. This painting (on the street) of fantasy landscapes (made of chalk) was really a attraction on this evening.

Dienstag, 12. Juli 2011

Some impressions of rainbows

Watching the spectacular colors of a rainbow when the sun brakes through the clouds after the rain is a true enjoyment. A rainbow colors the world and inspires the poetic feelings of the people. It is a fantastic natural spectacle but so ephemeral and unfortunately only for the moment.

Sonntag, 10. Juli 2011

"Schlossplatz Stuttgart" by night (Germany)

On a balmy night the "Schlossplatz" at Stuttgart is a very nice place to stay, celebrate or watch other people. The column with Concordia on the top was built in 1841. The fountains around the column compose together with the park a really homelike atmosphere. And amazingly sometimes there can be found pirates in the city of Stuttgart.

Sonntag, 3. Juli 2011

Olympia park and Olympia tower in Munich (Germany)

In 1972 the Summer Olympics took place in Munich. Therefore a huge park with the Olympic stadium, the Olympia hall and Olympic swim stadium was built. Furthermore there exists the Olympia tower with a sensational panoramic sight.

The construction of the roof of the Olympic arena looks like a tent.

On the top of the Olympia tower and in the Olympia park some relicts of international pop stars can be found.