226 thoughts on “Picture Deuschland~

    1. Yes, I am familiar with the mythos and it’s origin, the story and the location on The Danube. My husband is a intense Wagner fan and I have been through all the Ring cycles and am very familiar with Wagner’s retelling of the story. It is quite beautiful as is wonderful Passau and the meeting of the three rivers.

  1. I am confined to bed, so the only way I can travel is via photos and videos. These are stunning, cozy, inviting. Thank you for taking me on a lovely journey.

    1. Awwww, so glad you enjoyed! It makes me glad I posted. I have another blogging friend who is German and lives in Israel. I hope you get to visit your family often and Happy New Year!

  2. Beautiful pictures, all. With the first three, in neighbourhoods like those, who needs a front lawn you have to rake for leaves and mow? In photograph 3, are those hawks soaring high above?
    Merry Christmas and the best of all New Years.

    1. I agree with you about the lawns and they definitely weren’t in vogue in the middle ages thank goodness! The Holler is lawn free and hence lawn mower free. The birds were not hawks, possibly magpies but I am not sure. Wishing you the very best New Years!

  3. I keep asking myself “what IS it about these cities.?”…a resonance of Grimm’s Fairy tales? The beautiful colored and shaped buildings? The light? I’ve decided it’s the streets, those impeccably clean, old fashioned pavers… 🙂 ( for lack of any other good reasonable reason). So lovely, Cindy….Happy New Year!

    1. The streets are simply fascinating. They invited you to wander and get lost. I think the only time I enjoy getting lost is in these old medieval cities. Because every twist and turn brings more fascination. But you are also right-on about the fairy tale quality of these old German and Austrian cities. You do feel as if you have stepped into Sleeping Beauty land and your eyes are ever alert for the evil queen! Be well my friend. <3

  4. And a Happy New Year to you also Cindy. The first one reminds me of the university town of Tubingen. Very pretty and very cold in the winter. Sunshine never reaches the streets between the stone buildings. Coffee and cocoa houses do a thriving business with the Christmas shoppers who are trying to get warm. Thanks, once more, for the tour.

  5. Well, the real Germany in the big cities like Frankfurt, Cologne and their suburbs has got the ugliest regions worldwide. You spot the highlights and then you say: *Oh, what a lovely country.* But ist is not.

    1. I love both Cologne and Frankfurt and tend to photograph the old city centers. I don’t seek out ugly areas to photograph, but you should feel free too. I like all creative photography even that which focuses on the unpleasant, like Vivian Maier for example.

  6. Those narrow roads make me shiver, Cindy! No wonder bicycles are so popular — can you imagine two cars trying to squeeze through at the same time?! Happy 2016 to you and yours!

      1. I am so glad that we are on the same journey. You have inspired and enriched my life – your thoughtful and joyous perspective is truly appreciated by our entire blogging community. Hugs coming your way.

    1. These European old towns are so wonderful. I love staying in the old town centers in 600 year old hotels. Nothing better. I wonder when you will be going????? Can’t wait to read and see your posts. Hugs to you both~

  7. So colorful! It’s no wonder such scenery inspires so many painters. And you sure have a way of capturing these picture perfect places with photography as well Cindy! Happy New Year! ~Lynn

  8. Oh, I love those narrow little streets with the bicycles and the different shapes, colors, and roofs of the buildings…like a child’s blocks lined up in play. And, of course, who can resist a hilltop castle? Magical. Happy New Year!

  9. The curved line of houses along a street was an impressive photograph, Cindy. It captured the tightness and closeness of the houses and shops. Your water reflection of those beautifully colored houses is also one that really caught my eyes. I hope you have a fantastic and joyous new year, Cindy. 🙂

  10. Absolutely stunning photos of Deutschland, Cindy. The one with the buildings lined up and reflected in the river gave me a gasp of astonishment. Frohes neues Jahr!

  11. The pristine quality is outstanding! Cheers to historical beauty & those who maintain it for posterity! Thank you all, and TY Cindy for these gorgeous pics!

  12. En el Norte de Europa, las casas están pintadas de colores. Supongo que es para dar un toque brillante a esos días grises del invierno, y creo que lo consiguen. Me ha gustado mucho tu selección de fotos.
    Que tengas un feliz 2016, amiga. <3 <3 <3

    1. Sí, creo que tienes razón porque cuando usted ir más allá del norte, Suecia, Finlandia y Noruega, los colores Haz aún más brillante que añade brillo al paisaje de invierno crudo. Más feliz y saludable año nuevo mi amiga. <3 <3 <3

      1. Wow Cindy 4 years, and they have flown by with a lot of water under our virtual bridges. I’ve loved following you around the world with the occasional stop over at the Holla. Health and happiness and safe travels to you my dear blogging buddy.

  13. Sending big wishes for a most Happy New Year! Looking forward to more great and inspiring posts from you, filled with touching photos and that grip the heart and boggle the mind.
    love, Eddie

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  15. What a picturesque place ~ love the first shot with the bicycle riding down the narrow lane…feels like one could be back in the 17th century (living in one of those great doll houses). I am off to Munich around the middle of January, so hope to see some of the sites there (and drink the great German beer along with a sausage or three). Hope you had a great holiday season Cindy.

    1. Munich is an interesting city and I look forward to seeing your photographic impressions. In January you will have all the black, white and grey contrasts with the snow which I have never seen. It should be beautiful. Enjoy!

  16. Schön
    I have a cousin who was born there & lives there. The last time I saw him – I was like 15-16 (like 30 years ago). He & his mom came to the US to visit. I hope to be able to visit Germany (& my cousin) some day. Right now – we keep in touch via social media!

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