Posts about anniversary trip

Altes Rathaus, Bamberg

(The Old Guildhall.) Bamberg was a brief stop during our visit to Franconia and northern Bavaria in October and, whilst lovely, would benefit greatly from being less floodlit. I hope to return and spend a little more time there, as the small city contains a lot of old architecture and interesting sights.

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Schloss Banz, Bad Staffelstein

Construction of this former monastery began in 1698. The church, built in of Baroque style, was consecrated in 1719. The main altar, the chancel and the statues of saints in the church and on the facade are by Balthasar Esterbauer; the ceiling frescoes are by Melchior Steidl. In 1933 Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria sold […]

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Saint Denis, Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Bad Staffelstein

In 250 A.D. St. Denis, first bishop of Paris, was beheaded on a hill together with two friends called Rusticus and Eleutherius. ("I rather give up my head than my Christian belief.") According to the legend he is said to have walked to his tomb carrying his head in his hands. He is the patron […]

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Country Thirteen

As we were so near the border when we visited Bavaria in October, we drove over into the Czech Republic to add the thirteenth country to the list of those I’ve visited. There’s not much in this region and in order to avoid paying a motorway toll – as we were only there for an […]

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Cheb, Czech Republic

As we were so near the border when we visited Bavaria in October, we drove over into the Czech Republic to add the thirteenth country to the list of those I’ve visited. There’s not much in this region and in order to avoid paying a motorway toll – as we were only there for an […]

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Endor is in Germany

…although we didn’t see any Ewoks. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernmeldeturm_Stuttgart versus www.flickr.com/photos/irulan_amy/5578075103/in/set-721576…)

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Porsche-Zentrum, Stuttgart

I was possibly the only man within the immediate area who was visiting this building because of the architecture, and not because of the cars. Photographed on the concourse outside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.

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Porsche-Zentrum, Stuttgart

I was possibly the only man within the immediate area who was visiting this building because of the architecture, and not because of the cars. Photographed on the concourse outside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.

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Porsche-Zentrum, Stuttgart

I was possibly the only man within the immediate area who was visiting this building because of the architecture, and not because of the cars. Photographed on the concourse outside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.

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Porsche-Zentrum, Stuttgart

I was possibly the only man within the immediate area who was visiting this building because of the architecture, and not because of the cars. Photographed on the concourse outside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.

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Porsche-Zentrum, Stuttgart

I was possibly the only man within the immediate area who was visiting this building because of the architecture, and not because of the cars. Photographed on the concourse outside the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.

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