Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

The entire mountain

Mont St. Michel is a small city in itself and here is view above some of the roofs.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tourist Stuff

You visit a site like Mont St. Michel... and you expect touristy stuff to be there. But then the shops still shock you, slightly, with relatively unrelated stuff. Like these handbag things.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Elevator

An image of an elevator? Well, yes. This is a historic elevator system, that used man power to draw the sled up. The sled is that thing hanging on the wall there. It was riding up rails that were steeply built into the wall of the castle, up the mountain.

To operate the elevator, a monk was running or walking in that gigantic hamster wheel and spooled up the rope.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The hall of columns

The hall of the gigantic columns in the abbey is very impressive. It almost feels as if the columns take up more space in the room than the air.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


These columns are used to support the structure above it. But really... they look cool just by themselves.

Mont St. Michel, France

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stained glass windows

Here is an array of the glass windows in one of the abbey halls.

Mont St. Michel, France

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Monks' Hall

This is the former dining hall of the abbey ontop of Mont St. Michel.

Where the steps go up in the back right there is a sitting stool in the wall. One monk used to sit up there during the meals and read religious texts to the eating monks.

Friday, June 19, 2015

The mighty kitchen

The Hotel Mére Poulard on Mont St. Michel has this mighty kitchen in the front where the infamous omletts are being made in the open fire. Here is a look into it at night with two chefs having a conversation in the back.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Does anyone know

As we walked the beach in St. Peter Ording we found these shells. Actually we took some home but the desolved entirely in fresh water.

Can anyone tell me what they are?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sand Castle

A sand castle is a must on a beach as large as the beach of St. Peter Ording. I thought it was a neat thing to photograph, even if it was weathered down a little.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hidden in the Reeds

Here is the same boat as yesterday's. Just this time from a different angle.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Boat in the bay

This old fashoined row boat was tied up in Haithabu, the viking village in Northern Germany.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rooster Time

Here is a rooster that strides about the viking village of Haithabu, Schleswig Holstein.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

It's that time again

With poppies in large bloom all over the fields, summer has begun. I am on my way out to enjoy it this year.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Soldiers' cemetary

I did not even know about these fields of soldiers' graves in Dortmund.
 Hauptfriedhof, Soldatenfriedhof.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

I almost got rain

Lately while on an evening walk I was chaised by almost-rain. The weather held up. But just barely.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Trees in a field

These two matching but differing trees caught my eye on a walk through the fields.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Wild Field

What a field full of these dark cows and a wonderfully impressive tree.

Lippe valley.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Timber Frame

I used to think for a long while that the only term for houses of this style was "half timbered" but I acutally think the term timber frame is better placed with these houses.

This is placed in Oestinghausen, near Soest.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Côte Granit Rose

We got to see the Côte Granit Rose in Brittany and were impressed by the rock formations. This is the view of a famous light house and as well of the House of Gustav Eiffel.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

St Malo - The lock

We got to see the tidal power plant in St. Malo, Brittany.

There we got to watch some ships come through the lock and the lock closing behind it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Monastery

Ontop of Mont St. Michel there is the actual monastery that we payed a visit to. This is the main church in the morning sun.