Hotel-Restaurant Schrocker Tor
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Our long weekend ended in Heidelberg which is one of our favorite cities so far. After finding our hotel and parking about a half mile away, we stopped for lunch at Cafe Romantic. As it turns out, it wasn't very romantic at all and left disappointed, but we moved on to the bridge and then the castle. We found the funicular train which took us to the caste and explored the castle ...
... But at least the sun was shining meaning we got some good colours!
Tips for photographing animals
1. High ISO - 800 or 1600
2. NO FLASH!
3. Quick shutter speed of around 1/500sec
4. Focus the camera exactly on the subject
5. Try and rest the camera on the fence or use a monopod
6. Check the white balance to make sure the colours are ok.
OR you could just try black and white, which probably would have been better! ...
... town center has some really nice old buildings, however, they need to be taken care of.
Also most shops are especially made for tourists, esp. for Asian ones. Asian employees work in the shops and there are Asian letters on the windows. That at least to me is a definite turn off as after all it is Heidelberg, a town famous for its history, culture and university. I guess though that everything changes over time.
The Christmas markets ...
... There was a tram stop almost outside the hotel so we hopped on as we were just outside the main town itself. Karlsruhe was rather pretty and we found A nice bar for tea.
After tea we sat outside the bar and had a few drinks. Paul went to order the one for the road and bought me a bacardi and lemonade. Bless bim it ...
... decision to head to Karlsruhe.
Ordinary riding until a small village where the street was blocked by cyclists outside a bar. Not the lycra type either; ordinary people using the day to go out and have a drink or two with friends or family. There was even an ambulance outside the bar. After that there were regular groups until I was again surprised by a Rhein ferry. Also a couple of other scooter riders who were impressed by ...