A Train Trip through Bavaria.

This trip I decided to spend two jet lag nights in Munich, or rather Freisling, a small town near the airport.  This time I decided to take the train from Freisling to Fussen and the onward bus to Hohenschwangu and Mad King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein (New Swan Rock) Castle.  I priced out second class rail and bus connections at €58 but the lady at the ticket … Continue reading A Train Trip through Bavaria.

Palm Sunday, Freising, Germany

My flight from Tbilisi touched down at 6.  As I stepped out the shuttle at our airport hotel in Freising at 7 AM, after clearing customs and getting my bag, I heard the joyous “surround sound” peeling of church bells for Palm Sunday.  I took a nap then, but the peel repeated itself at 8, 9 and 10.  Suzi had gotten to Munich the night … Continue reading Palm Sunday, Freising, Germany

Berlin, March, 2013

Note, many of the photos for this post are contained in the posts “Shadows of the Wall,”  “East Side Gallery.” and “Bernauer Str.”  Pictures on this post are general Berlin tourism shots. March 22, 2013 Berlin, Germany Dear Friends, In sixth grade we learned about the great boulevards of Europe.  My teacher, Miss Meitzlefeld, was particularly rhapsodic about Unter den Linden in Berlin.  Walking down … Continue reading Berlin, March, 2013

Shadows of the Wall, Berlin 2013

Text for these pictures is on the post “Berlin, March, 2013”  These are pictures from the area of the old wall.  Panels of the wall have been re-erected near “Checkpoint Charlie” and feature dictators still waiting for falling.  The man balancing on the wall is in front of the Axel Springer building.  Axel Springer is one of the big newspaper companies.  Springer built his building … Continue reading Shadows of the Wall, Berlin 2013