When visiting a historical spot, I always have a sense of history weighing on my shoulders. Here in Schloß Hohenschwangau I picture King Ludwig II moving through these rooms and looking out the window. He is widely thought to have been a disturbed man, I wonder if he felt the same soothing effect of the mountains that I did. Such a view is simply breathtaking.
It is hard to appreciate how huge a cruise ship is until you actually see one in person. I took this picture on Mein Schiff 4, a new cruise ship from TUI. Standing outside on the deck and looking up, it is almost as if you are standing outside an office building, or more appropriately large hotel. As I looked up and enjoyed the beautiful weather, I noticed that the curves of the ship blended well into the surroundings. I love when man-made objects harmonize with their surroundings.
I hiked to the top of a hit in Piran, Slovenia to find this question mark graffitied onto the wall in front of me. It really stuck out as the wall didn’t have much graffiti on it, and it was contrasted with the big, open blue sky. But I wondered, what was the big question? Once I approached the wall, it was easy to see over. The view of the city on the peninsula was amazing! But I still don’t know what the question was…
I took this picture while wandering around Graz, Austria in the morning. The market wasn’t fully opened and it was interesting to see the closed stands. This angle intrigued me, with the numbers standing out. I also liked the clear contrast of shabby, modern stands juxtaposed against the classical facade of the city hall (at least I think it was city hall).
It’s been about two months since my last post. I had a very busy but good two months. Now things have calmed down and I am happy to be able to blog again 🙂