Category Travel

Preserving Cultural Heritage

I almost missed it. Probably because it obviously didn’t apply to me. I’m sure it wasn’t directed at you either. The sign was in one of the courtyards of a thousand-year-old monastery in the Swiss town of Stein am Rhein. We had just determined that we weren’t going to tour the monastery, deterred not by […]

Something Different…

My friend Bruce used to fill his blog with a lot of videos. If he didn’t have anything profound to share on a particular day, he would share a musical gem he had found on YouTube. Bruce’s extensive music knowledge was such that he was a frequent contributor to Wikipedia , desiring to preserve things […]

Bergruine Landeck – III

One last look at the ruins of the castle in Landeck.

Bergruine Landeck – II

Today a photo essay from this castle located in Landeck in southern Germany. As you can see from the walls, the fireplaces were huge. Makes sense for 1260. And if some of those windows look like they belong in a church, there was a large chapel as part of the castle.

Bergruine Landeck – I

There’s something special about castles, to me anyway. Maybe it is because we don’t have them in Canada. There’s a history that goes with each castle, a unique story that goes back centuries. When you come from a country with an architectural history that barely goes back a hundred years in most places, there is […]

Gutedel Tag – The Event III

I uploaded the pictures from the May 30 “Gutedel Day” right after the event, planning on a post for the next day. I got sidetracked, which is why they are showing up two weeks later. At first I hadn’t realized just how many pictures I had decided to share, too many for just one post. […]

Gutedel Tag – The Event II

Today a batch of pictures I took during the annual “Gutedel Day” wine festival in our region. For me the highlight was being able to walk on the highway. I guess that shows where my priorities lie.