#photography #b/w #renesse
#photography #b/w #renesse
Op Walcheren II
Op Walcheren I
The lighthouse at Ouddorp
Visiting Zierikzee IV
Visiting Zierikzee III
Visiting Zierikzee II
Visiting Zierikzee I
Rotterdam - a day trip III
Rotterdam - a day trip II
Rotterdam - a day trip I
Sun set over water
Met vliegers op het strand
#photography #kite #pattevugel
Middleburg market & streets
Should have tried this 20 years ago :-)
Idiots that we are we, visited a late Roman hill fortification near Zell (Mosel), the Alteburg
It was only 2 km, with half going uphill (duh, hill fort), but it also was 34C
The fort never commanded vistas, it’s off the Moselle overlooking a minor, narrow side valley. Today it is in the middle of a forrest, and if there were no signage you’d pass it by.
But it’s on the way, so to speak, to one of our favourite spots on the bank of the Moselle.
Coordinates: 49,91 - 7,35
Dill is a small village in the south-eastern corner of the Hunsrück. It sits below a castle and huddles on one side of the castle hill.
Friends are part of the organising committee (as seems half the village), so, off we went into the wild (such as it is).
The market is on two, closed off, roads. The stalls huddle between the houses to leave the road (narrow) for emergency access.
In a meadow below the village lies the Heerlager
As ever the Hohe Venn is a cool trip, easy and fast to reach from Cologne.
This time we were staying in Eupen. Which, apart from being a very nice town, is also a bit of a surreal experience. The architecture is an odd mix of the Wallonian with Gründerzeit. Culturally Rhenian / Wallonian, there is eg Karneval, signage is German/French, beers are Belgian and German. The language comfortingly Ripuarian (or, of course, many (most) are also comfortable in French).
We spent three days, with short lazy hikes starting at the Signal de Botrange, Mont Rigi and Baraque Michel
Passed through Monschau on the way back. Monschau had been our quarters on previous trips.
10/10, will go again
The months of May/June bring a pleasingly high concentration of public holidays. We are starting the long Pfingstwochenende with a visit to Spectaculum
I’ve been there a few times since I started working in Boppard. Kids loved it. Shot some nice photos.
Nowadays, of course, they’re to grownup (23 & 26)
So the parents are going alone.
Just looked at some of the pictures from the last visit, it was more than a decade ago
This year seems a lot less lively, but it is the first one since 2018. Fewer stands, fewer participants, fewer visitors. But still good.
Easter Monday we set out on a trip to Lüneburg Heath, that was supposed to be four days of cycling. That though, is not what happened.
Our trip started with two days of rain, interrupted by hail, and, much more rarely, a little sunshine. Plans were changed and adapted and we started with two days of Lüneburg.
Thanks to going basically broke at the right time the city is very well preserved with most of the medieval buildings intact.
The first day was spent exploring the city and dodging hail. Following a meandering course around the city and taking in some great examples of Backstein Gothik. The second day was spent in the Deutsche Salzmuseum and the Museum Lüneburg.
Apart from being a major trading centre for salt, Lüneburg sits on quite a lot of salt, the city also queried and exported gypsum. The Kalkberg is said to have been 10 times larger originally and was quarried for almost 1000 years.
The evening of the second day closed with a well deserved rainbow .
Two good trips across the heath, one starting in Bispingen and climbing the Wilseder Berg. The heath is interrupted by a lot of pine and beech forrests. The ideal time to visit is apparently August, when the heath is in bloom. But even without the bloom there are some magnificent views.
#schmetterlinge #papillon #farfalla #butterfly
Pictures from a visit in the Eifalia Schmetterlingsgarten a few years back. Worth a visit.
Couch upgraded with my daughter. Pipe insulation, T-profile, wooden shelve. Home engineering. 📷 #mbmar
I needed (read that as wanted) to make a lot of pancakes, I also wanted to use some buckwheat in the recipe
This is what I came up with after some research in my notes and the internet
350 g wheat flour (450) 150 g buckwheat flour 1 l of milk (3,5% fat) 8 medium eggs
The batter was rested for about 2 hours before baking
Worked and tested great