I decided to just put some pictures of flowers, I LOVE spring and I thought I will share with you some of the pictures that I took not so long ago.
You can check more online by following the link below. Hope you enjoy them.
How I LOVE Spring! This is MY favorite season, I love the fact that you can just wait a few hours and get sunshine, or rain, or wind or whatever you wish for. It doesn’t take MONTHS like in winter or summer; I love the “Inter”-seasons: Spring and fall. Love it SO much, it makes my trigger finger happy!!
One day we drove next to the Schwetzingen castle, if you haven’t read it before here is a link to a previous post: Anne’s Blog: Schwetzingen Castle Garden Visit and we saw that the “Cherry trees” were in bloom (or at least I think it is cherry) LOL!
So one sunny day, I took my camera, my HTF (Happy Trigger Finger) and car to Schwetzingen. OK it was kinda hard to find a parking spot, I should have gone with my bike, but I had to pack for our trip to my mother for Spring break, so I went and took the shortcut of my car (which wasn’t that short at the end), anyway, here are a few pictures of what I saw. Hope you enjoy them!
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the picture of the typical medieval german town. If you ever had a vision of what a Traditional German look like, you are seeing Rothenburg!
We went to visit it on the weekend of the “Imperial City Fest”.
It was a beautiful day to do so.
This view above is the most pictured part in Germany. I thought it was pretty funny on that pictures as you can see lots of people taking the picture of it!
Every year the town of Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber celebrate their “Imperial Festival”. It was cool to go and visit this beautiful medieval looking town and seeing the history come to life. Music group, the Royal Riflemen parade.
But they also had tones of peasants showing of what a peasant use to do at the time.
The celebration start on a Friday until the Sunday. The first night they have a Torchlight procession and fireworks with music along the facade of the Town hall mark.
And on Saturday they have another Fireworks in the Tauber Valley.
And just for the beauty of it, you can visit the Franciscan Church and when we did, they just had a wedding celebration the day before. The decoration were still there.
Miss Charm has the most beautiful view of Heidelberg. So needless to say that when she invite us to come for grill and view of the Fireworks display. We all jump and say: Oh YEAH!!!
If you haven’t had the chance to go to one. There is one every month during the summer months. so check out the Heidelberg city website (tourist office) and you’ll find the date.
Every year in Europe you will find the “European Heritage days”. Those days are different in each country but the benefits are normally the same. MOST National Museum is open to the public for FREE!! Yeap you read it right FREE!! Now be careful I didn’t say EVERY museum is FREE. I said MOST NATIONAL museums. So do your homework before you end up going to place that you’ll have to pay. You can Google information of the European Heritage days and you’ll find tone of goodies. I will list below the one that I thought could be of interest. Also based of the fact that we live in Germany and that I tend to only do day trip I kept that in mind. However if you are more adventurous and your purse coin is heavier than mine you can go to this website and click on the country that you are interested to visit:
Council of Europe – Directorate of Culture, Cultural and Natural Heritage-European Heritage Days
Those are some of the official one for different country around Germany: (since I live there) 😉
Austria: BDA – Bundesdenkmalamt Österreich 26 of September 2010
Belgium: Wallonia: Accueil Les journées du patrimoine 11-12 September 2010
Flanders: Heritage Day Flandres Open Monumentendag Vlaanderen 12 September 2010
Brussels Capital: Monument 18-19 September 2010
Czech Republic: European Heritage Days 11-19 September 2010
France: – Frédéric Mitterrand’s Editorial Journées européennes du Patrimoine 2010 18-19 September 2010
Germany: Tag des offenen Denkmals – Programm zum Tag des offenen Denkmals 12 September 2010
Hungary: Kulturális Örökség Napjai A Felemelő Század: A “Nemzeti Styl” – 2010. szeptember 18-19. 18-19 September 2010
Italy: Home-Page Sito web del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali 25-26 September 2010
Luxembourg : Service des Sites et Monuments Nationaux 18-19 September 2010
Netherlands: Summary – Open Monumentendag 11-12 September 2010
Poland: Europejskie dni dziedzictwa 11-12 and 18-19 September 2010
Switzerland: Nationale Informationsstelle für Kulturgüter Erhaltung NIKE : Journée du patrimoine
11-12 September 2010
Hope it can make your visiting a little easier, and hopefully you’ll be able to visit some area or some museum that you might not have enjoyed cause the price was too much! Enjoy!!!