26 December 2010

CRF: Germany

"CRF" is not a crime show you've never heard of, it stands for "Cutting Room Floor." Below are some of our favorite pics that never made the blog. We figured we'd reminisce a little while we're back home. We return to Europe on New Year's Eve.
This was at the botanic garden in Bamberg. There wasn't much in bloom, but this little girl was still game to explore it all. Her father kindly (or unkindly) lent her his umbrella as she wandered through the plant maze.
Tour groups made their way through the narrow streets of Bamberg with their own umbrellas.We like to call sights like this "Day Drinking." This particular occurrence was in Berlin. You may think the reader's companion is merely sunning herself or taking a nap, but we know better. Merlin posted a great gallery of pictures of Mühlhausen doors during our time in the small town. Being as this building had a gate instead of an intricate doorframe, it didn't make the cut. This building just seemed so quintessentially German. It felt like a time warp just looking at it, especially with the old fashioned street lamp in front and the name "Adolf" plastered on.
Through this archway was Mühlhausen's main square, which was really just a large empty space. I imagine it's filled with a Christmas market right now.
With the way Germans drive (crazy fast) we were surprised not to see more of these roadside memorials. This one was in Bamberg and honored a man who looked about our age.
This is in Nowhere Specific-Everywhere, Germany. Potato au gratin, schnitzel, wursts. Germany was amazing, but we don't miss the food.Germany was the first country that we really got to explore small towns in the countryside, as it was our first full country with our car. When we'd see amazingly small tractors like this right on a paved street in suburbia, we would look at each other and feel like all the work it took to get Nilla over to Europe was well worth it.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pics! Rebecca, so great to see you. Merlin, thanks so much for the postcard! Looking forward to seeing you both when you are back. For now, I will continue to live vicariously through your amazing travels.