10 March 2012

Saturday Snapshot (s) - Fachwerk and Love


In the Spring of 2010, SB and I flew to Germany to visit dear friends and to take a junket to Dresden and Prague. On the way back from Dresden, we stopped at a beautiful Ludowingian castle called Das Wartburg near Eisenach. One section of the castle was a long wing comprised of this beautiful fachwerk - timbered construction that supports stone and plasterwork. The lighting was just beautiful that morning and to top it off there was a pair of doves nestled into a sunny corner. So romantic and lovely ... it seemed that my tourist snapshot couldn't get any prettier. I fell in love with the place.




The next Sunday, we went for a walk in the Odenwald near Weinheim ... up into the hills. The Spring breezes were really soft and warm that afternoon. I stopped at one point and turned off the trail to take a rest and just look ... it was the stuff of dreams for me. Just look ... I often think back to that day. I can't tell you how much I love the German countryside and miss our German friends.

What, where, or who do you dream on when you're feeling nostalgic ?




Now's your chance to post a dreamy snapshot of your own ... or view the other snapshots that have inspired the bloggers who join Alyce's weekly photoshare at her blog, at home with books. Hit the link above and see what everyone is sharing this week! You're always welcome to join in too! Cheers! Enjoy your weekend!

20 comments:

  1. Europe is so beautiful! I love those old buildings and rolling hills.

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  2. Beautiful shots! I love both pictures...perfect!

    I enjoy rolling green hills, castles, cottages, and cobblestone streets. None of which I've seen (at least the European ones) in person, but my photographer son has shared many of his shots.

    Someday I want to go there in person!

    Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT

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  3. Your photos are beautiful. Our trip to Germany was my favorite of all the places we've visited. It's the most gorgeous countryside. Please post more! :)

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  4. These are wonderful shots; hoping I can see great one this weekend here in Victoria.
    Have a great weekend.
    Rita

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  5. The pictures are incredible! I would love to go there!

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  6. Lovely shots.
    My nostalgia takes me to Yellowstone and other National Parks in the western US, mostly because I've visited them with loved ones I don't see that often. I think it's more the people than the place :-)
    Still, some of that German countryside is definitely on my to-do-list.

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  7. What lovely photos! You make me want to go there. I get hopelessly nostalgic for London. I've only spent a few weeks there, on two trips, but I still get homesick for it!

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  8. I love the german countryside, and your photos are lovely!!!
    When I go nostalgic, I think of the Croatian Coast, I love the sea... Hope to visit it this year again!:)

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  9. That is a beautiful building and I can see how the rolling hills would bring on nostalgia. For me, I head to the beach.

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  10. Thanks for dropping by and visiting!!

    We're going to be in Prague in May and I am really looking forward to it!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful. I have never been to Germany, but you make me wish I had!

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  12. Those are lovely shots. I often wonder why I don't just pack up and move someplace really beautiful...then I go buy a lottery ticket.

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  13. I've never been to Germany. Your photos make it look beautiful. My nostalgic place is Paris.

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  14. Sounds like a glorious trip.

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  15. I always love walking amidst hilly areas. I am sure you had good time in 2010 spring.

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  16. Wow lovely! What a great capture with the pair of doves as well.

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  17. I love the countryside. When I saw your photo it made me think of the Tuscan hillsides. I have family there. Must be so nice to live in such a beautiful area. I need to go back for another visit!

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  18. Great photos! I especially love the landscape.

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  19. Those are both great photos! I tend to think back on a trip to London and Manchester.

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