To the delight of winter-weary northerners and the dread of allergy sufferers, spring has sprung. The annual flower show has begun and Mother Nature’s floral minions, the bees, are out in force.
A cool, gray autumn day set the perfect mood for a stroll in Munich’s Alter Südlicher Friedhof (The Old South Cemetery). It was established as a plague cemetery outside the city gates in 1563, and because it was Munich’s only cemetery until 1868, it’s crowded with ornate gravestones and monuments of area notables.
Say hello to Saint Mundita: 2nd century Christian martyr and patron saint of single women. Given our 21st Century sensibilities, this relic in Munich’s St. Peter’s Church clearly fits into our “Weird and Wonderful Series” … definitely a bit on the weird side.
As our long-term readers may have noticed, while traveling, we attempt to notice and capture unusual and intriguing details that make each city unique. The infinitely charming, and meticulously preserved village of Bacharach was fertile ground for detail, and was a photographer’s dreamland.
As long-term travelers, we learned long ago that to enjoy ourselves, we have to pace ourselves. It’s always about quality over quantity. We see what we see, and as for the things we miss, well, there’s always next time.
Lovers traveling to a special place, strolling hand-in-hand, making a vow, and leaving behind a symbol of their enduring love – what could be more romantic?
Digging bomb shelters sounds miserable and can’t be happy work. There’s the dark, dank, underground drudgery, and then there’s, well, the threat that the bombs will arrive before the job is finished.