Crossing the Baltic Sea toward Finland.Read more "Call of The North – 3ème Étape"
Lots of forests and brick buildings at the beginning of our trip north.Read more "Call of The North – 1ère et 2ème Étapes"
Silken wallpaper, golden trim, and lavish embroidery would have well suited our Egyptian queen. Instead, she’s stuck in a gallery with stuffy old philosophers and tyrannical emperors. All of them are at home in the Munich Residenz, the main palace of the House of Wittelsbach. Owing to never-ending repair and restoration work, the approach to the […]Read more "Cleo in Munich"
While I wait for my husband to get ready, let my throw a few statues in your direction. Through their taxes, the Bavarian people have recently completed renovations of the wing of the Residenz in München, which houses the Bavarian State Collection of bronzes. The Residenz was the city home of the Wittelsbach dynasty. A palace filled […]Read more "A Bronzy Interlude"
A long road trip followed by a short train ride to the City of Light.Read more "From Munich to Paris via Saintes"
You may by now be thoroughly bored by castles and such, but I took nearly 1000 photos at Burghausen and Landshut, so you better settle in to suffer through a few more. Next up is a look inside the Palas, the main living quarters of the Ducal family. Over the centuries, the castle of Burghausen has […]Read more "More Burg"
Spending two days in Europe’s longest castle complex, the Bavarian Burg zu Burghausen.Read more "Burg zu Burghausen"
During our home exchange in Munich, Germany, we were invited to spend a weekend in Europe’s longest castle complex Castle Burghausen. Before you ever reach the main castle, which forms the southern tip of the 1051 m [3448 ft] long walled fortification, you have to pass through five outer courtyards, each one dedicated to a […]Read more "Zwei Burgen – Two Castles"
‘Nässe’: wetness, rain, cloudbursts, downpours, etc. but Munich is gorgeous anyway!Read more "Nässe"
kilometers of sheer driving misery. Our home exchange with a couple in Munich had been under construction since last summer through the usual avenue of exchange websites in which both parties are members. First, one exchanges emails and if all goes well one’s homes. After the initial contact, we agreed on dates and other logistics and […]Read more "One Thousand Three Hundred and Three"