More summer dreaming

Dear friend Wilbur has taken the clue and has sent a few pictures from one of his trips this past summer. It was a road trip along the Danube river in Germany and I’ve got to tell you, the pictures surely got me dreaming of  summer… and travelling… and sunshine…

First was a boat trip of course.

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Also, a stop in Kehlheim at the Hall of Liberation, which looks a little bit like a huge cookie jar and was built in rememerance of the battles against Napoleon in 1813-1815 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria (I hope I am getting all the history right). It’s built on a hill overlooking the river.

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Inside there are 34 mable victory goddesses, each 4m (13ft) high. You can walk around the entire cuppola on the higher balcony.

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Other stops included Noerdlingen, where sweet Wibur posed in front of a quite unique fountain with the Hotel Kloesterle in the background, that once was a monestary.

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And beautiful Rothenburg with the Gerlach Smithery in this picture. The picture was taking from the city walls.

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But my favorite looks like a side trip to Greece and a Greek temple…

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The Walhalla!

Also built by Ludwig I in 1842 it commemorades famous Germans. There are busts and statues inside.

And it’s not just the perspective, it’s huge!

And look at the blue sky and puffy white clouds…

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