Dienstag, 29. Mai 2012

Trip at the foothills of the Alps

On our journey home from Oberammergau we were driving along the Alps. The views during this trip were very beautiful. Our constant companions were cows and we enjoyed the panoramic view to the Alps.

Of course we were also passing some lakes like this one which is called "Schwaltenweiher".

We also saw some very small inhabitants, like this little bug.

Montag, 28. Mai 2012

Oberammergau (Bavaria)

In the South of Bavaria about one hour by car you can dip into the Alps with their characteristic landscapes and some very interesting towns. Oberammergau is one of the best known towns there. Not only because of the Passion Plays this town is known all over the world, furthermore the houses are very artistically painted and Oberammergau is center of woodcarving. The figures of wood are carved true to detail but it is a matter of taste if you like it or not. On our visited today we made some pictures of this little town in southern Bavaria.

Mittwoch, 23. Mai 2012

Colourful illuminated Neckar river at Heilbronn

On the occasion to the "Neckarfest" and "Landesturnfest" the Neckar at Heilbronn was very artistically illuminated. Some ligtht columns provided for a really pleasant atmosphere and the trees looked very colourful and sometimes a little bit bizarre, but very beautiful.

Dienstag, 22. Mai 2012

Town hall of Heilbronn

The town hall of Heilbronn is really a piece of jewelery. At the front there is a astronomical clock placed which is very full of a lot of details. The place in front of the town hall forms a very nice atmosphere for the weekly market.

Sonntag, 20. Mai 2012

"Liebespunkt" (love point) at Heilbronn

The trend to place a signed padlock at a bridge to show the feelings of lovers goes around the world.  In Heilbronn a really very romantic place at the "Götzenturmbrücke" on the Neckar was found to place all these love evidences. After fixing the padlock at the bridge the key is been thrown into the Neckar as a sign of endless love...

Dienstag, 15. Mai 2012

Immersing into the yellow rapeseed fields

In these days the yellow flower of the rape is present everywhere. The blooms are covering the landscapes in a wonderful yellow and green mixture...

Sonntag, 13. Mai 2012

Wiesensteig - old and picturesque little town

Situated in the middle of the "Swabian Alb" Wiesensteig is one of these typical very nice towns with half-timbered houses which are typical for these region. Wiesensteig is located in a small valley embedded in the hills of the Swabian Alb.

The castle was built in the middle of the 15th century. In  1598 the first potatoes of Germany were planted here, not for eating but in order to view the nice bloom.

At the top of the fountain there is located a elephant with the city coat of arms.

This next picture shows the Collegiate Church St. Cyriakus

Mittwoch, 2. Mai 2012

The metamorphosis of the dandelion

In these days, when all the trees are getting their sheets the dandelion is already making his metamorphosis from a flower with a very strong yellow bloom to a tender and transient dandelion clock....