For towns hoping to preserve any period of history, the trick is maintaining authenticity: castles, churches, shops, and streets – all must fit the time.
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.
If the facade of the building is the face of the business, on Rothenburg’s high street, colorful and creative shop signs are the flashy earrings that get your attention.
EXCURSION |ikˈskər zh ən| noun. A short journey or trip, especially one engaged in as a leisure activity : an excursion to rural Georgia. — New Oxford American Dictionary
No matter how much I travel, usually my first impression is formed by the lifetime of social conditioning I gained growing up in the US. This particularly applies to language. Words and phrases are used in different ways, and mean different things in different cultures.
In many places in Europe, Saturdays are special. Unlike the US where everyone flocks to the mall, in places like Sarajevo they flock downtown, but not just for shopping. Don’t get me wrong, shopping is a big part of it, but it is also about socializing, showing off your best clothes or your new baby, …