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I never promised you a rose garden but will gladly give you this one right now…


… in pictures, of course :) This must be the longest title this blog has ever experienced, but I hope it is worth it. I have not been this busy since 2011, it just does not stop but there is, as in all good stories, a light at the end of the tunnel. And a pretty bright one it is, on top of that! :)

So we have been trying to get to know this area of Bavaria better and found this stunning rose garden in Neumarkt growing hundreds of different kinds of roses from all over the world. All plants and bushes are naturally set into a beautiful scenery where visitors can relax and enjoy the view. I sincerely hope that it will have the same soothing effect on you. :)

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There is a gazebo and alleys going through the garden, you are surrounded by all shapes and colors as you are walking along the path.

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Since the canal is nearby, hobby fishermen and -women are being explained what kind of fish they might expect to catch thanks to an information table.

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The purpose of the rose garden remains beauty and relaxation, a fountain sometimes even spoils the visitors with its fancy water jets. Also a memorial plate in honor of the initiator of the rose garden has been embossed on a stone and placed among the flowers.

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Have a beautiful day!


Summer days


We have had the pleasure to enjoy some sunny days lately and since, in this particular area, you never know if it will last, I shot a few pictures of the beautiful riches summer has to offer: flowers in full bloom, life thriving on every leaf or stem… Magnificent colors and countless shapes are covering the ground!

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Have a beautiful day!


Altdorf

Since the small town of Altdorf has such a picturesque and old-fashioned look I thought it might be interesting to share some photographs with you. I hope you will like them as much as I enjoy visiting such special places, not only in Germany :)

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Have a beautiful day! :D


Mostly purple

So far this year seems to remain pretty cold. Some warm days have shown us what summer should look like, but it was no more than a sample. Everything grows, but more slowly than usual. Also many seeds would not even germinate (one single spinach came out of a dozen seeds!). Therefore we are keeping as much as possible inside, on the window racks. Fortunately, some flowers are here to spoil us with their fragrance and beauty and help us forget than we still wear sweaters and coats. :)

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Have a beautiful day! :)


A tourist trail filled with artistic surprises

We have been walking a famous trail of the Altmühl valley yesterday, in a small village called Essing, and found surprising objects and sculptures spread along the way.

I would love to share some of these moments with you since we were truly amazed at what we discovered.

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A i-ging inspired sculpture right underneath the fort on the top of the hill. If you stand in the middle, under the pyramid-shaped construction, you are supposed to feel completely at peace.

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This one is called “Transformation stairs” (Wandeltreppe), symbolizing the main stages of life, growth and evolution, with an intended pun in the name since “Wendeltreppe” means spiral stairs and this piece´s title turns the first E into a A. :)

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This piece represents an allegory inspired by the old-fashioned benches which were used by women as they were washing clothes etc. at the river.

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This piece is an artistic representation of a natural phenomenon occurring in caves where stalactites and stalagmites meet to build columns of solid rock.

Have a beautiful day! :)


Schwabach

Today I would like to share our visit of this city with you, showing you some photographs shot during the day. I tried to catch some of Schwabach´s picturesque uniqueness which shows mainly through the typical, rather massive, old German architecture sometimes mixed with rural joist constructions.

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Have a beautiful day! :D


Cherry blossom

Each spring these delicate and fragrant flowers offer us their unique beauty. It becomes quite understanding why the Japanese have developed several traditions surrounding “sakura“. These frail petals of a cherry tree seem so peaceful, abundant and perfect!

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Have a beautiful day! :)


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