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First up to correct an error in a previous blog.......our new drivers name was Bert not Bertram as the stupid auto correct did and I stupidly didn't check before publishing. Well we have Werry back with us for the rest of the trip.....he's all rested and ready to go. An early start this morning as we leave Belgium and head for Germany. We also crossed into The Netherlands for about a half ...
With a day off in Frankfurt before we pick up the motor home for our European adventure, we took the opportunity to visit my nephew Marcus, his wife Hanna and son Matts. Marcus works for Barclays Bank in Frankfurt, and lives in Darmstadt. We had a pleasant day, catching up with Marcus and family, and Hannah's family who we had met at their wedding in December 2013.
... is an abandoned office building, due to be torn down. I walked over the pedestrian bridge, which is brilliantly lit up at night time to the Neckaruferbebauung. The three skyscrapers are a bit of an eyesore on the northern bank of the Neckar River and part of the suburb Neckarstadt. The area is in dire need of a refurbishment and it seems to be a low cost housing part of Mannheim.
At the end of the area is the ...
... and as per usual the street was lined with stalls for food, beverages and entertainment. We got lucky with the weather and I was able to take a few nice photos out and about with my 40mm pancake lens. It really makes you think about what you can take a photo of because it has a fixed focal length. But its a really compact combo and its lighter than carrying around a zoom lens.
I still take around half the shots with my compact camera as well! See if you can tell the difference.
Nestled in the hill 300 feet above the city of Heidelberg stands the breath-taking Heidelberg Schloss (castle). The castle is a combination of several buildings surrounding an inner courtyard, put together with a haphazard look. Each building highlights a different period of German architecture.
The castle has a history almost as old as the city itself. The first parts of the castle were constructed around 1300, but it wasn’t before Prince Elector Ruprecht III (1398 – ...