Thursday, December 15, 2011

Out of the Jurisdiction: Heidelberg

Did I promise a few more pix from my recent trip?  OK.  

It was a river cruise up the Rhine.  Central Europe is suffering a severe drought, so the water levels were low.  We could only get as far south as Koblenz on the ship.  The rest was by bus.  Not perfect, but still a good trip.

Heidelberg had nice details.


24 comments:

brattcat said...

wonderful to travel with you.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

These are charming architectural details. Sorry that you did not get the convenience of staying on the river cruise and not having to pack and unpack to reach your destinations, but it sounds like you had a good attitude about it and enjoyed the trip anyway.

The stretch of the Rhine around Koblenz is unique. My son's 6th grade teacher had a special interest in Germany and taught a unit about the Rhine castles, focusing on Marksburg Castle. We took my son there at the end of his 6th grade. We drove up and down both sides of the Rhine in that area (and up the Mosel River as well).

I think my osn's early exposure to travel gave him the confidence to start businesses in India and Argentina when he was in college, leading to his eventual decision to develop his businesses in Argentina, to live there, and now to be married to a wonderful Argentine young woman.

I know your daughter is living overseas. It is an odd twist of fate how travel can lead to life-changing circumstances.

VP said...

I always like details and some of these are wonderful!

Malyss said...

A quote says: "I have lost my heart in Heidelberg"(Ich habe mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren).And do you know that this dwarf you pictured, named Perkeo, drunk all of the 200 000 liters of wine rom the biggest barrel of the world?

Kate said...

Your visitors have certainly livened up your photos with their comments! Love the lion!

Luis Gomez said...

Great details Jack! Thank you.

Sharon said...

I loved Heidelberg when I visited there and one of my favorite places was along the Mosel River. Such a beautiful country. These are wonderful details.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great details Jack, love the wrought iron lions head, wouldn't mind having that somewhere on a wall!! How amazing that the water was too low to travel on, I never think of Europe as ever having droughts, it always seems to be raining when ever I've been there!

joo said...

Love these details, Jack! Looks like a fabulous place:)

Cezar and Léia said...

You got awesome detail, the first picture is my favorite, I love the angle ( and I also love lions)!
Thanks for sharing!
hugs
Léia

T. Becque said...

Oh you've been traveling how fun!! I've always wanted to go to Germany, haven't made it yet. Great details you've caught here.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with the others, you did indeed get some terrific details, Jack. I do love that area of Germany and there is so much fascinating history to be seen everywhere. I did enjoy the nearly two years that I lived there! Hope you have a great day!

Sylvia

Kay said...

Thanks for sharing! If I can't be there myself photos are a nice substitute. Yours are terrific!

RedPat said...

I especially love those carvings in the last pic! The idea of a river cruise sounds so wonderful - too bad you had to bus it part of the way.

cieldequimper said...

Heidelberg ist so schön. My grandparents used to take me there, it was a short hour's drive from where they lived. You're bringing back very fond memories here!

EG Wow said...

I'd love to go on that trip. Yep, I sure would. :)

Regina K said...

looooove these details. The rod iron lions are fabulous, I see I would have to persuade PDP that my wall needs it more.

Farmchick said...

Bus or not, it sounds divine. Great detail shots.

Virginia said...

Hey, we have a gate in dowtown B'ham with that same lion. Fancy that! I like the details. I'd like to see more.
V

Randy said...

These are just amazing. I love the gate close up.

sheila lynch said...

beautiful details, I noticed the pigeon wire on the bottom one, I love the lion

Dawn said...

Wonderfully captured detail. Detail is easy to forget when taking in greater sights.

JM said...

Great details! I also did a cruise down the Rhine and loved all the châteaux on the shores.

Halcyon said...

I love Heidelberg. A really nice city with plenty of details to photograph!