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Thursday, February 19, 2009

TT #122

Sightseeing

We've been making it a point to do more sightseeing in the area. These pictures (including the header) are from a recent drive to Burg Freienstein (English translation), a castle ruin we could see from the road on our way to my mother-in-law's. It took us a lot of wandering around this little town before we found a way up to the castle, but it was worth it.

I didn't capture it on camera, but the houses come up the hill right next to the castle. What a great place for kids! Most of the back yards had tree houses or forts--I suspect to keep the younger kids from wanting to wander up to the castle, which is undergoing some restoration work. You can see the metal rods sticking out in a few of the pictures--it's to keep the walls from crumbling further. I hope they succeed--this ruin has a lot more standing than a lot of the ones we've seen.

You can always click on the pictures to see a larger version.
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I have no idea what this is... so of course I had to take a picture of it.
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the coolest of the tree house/forts we saw
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Carl with his new camera. He hasn't uploaded any of his pix, so these are all from a regular digital camera.
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Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

  1. Melody: Booking Through Thursday
  2. Julia: Booking Through Thursday
  3. Janet: The Wine's Drunk, but the Memory Remains
  4. On a Limb with Claudia: adventure goals
  5. about Stargirl
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Wow, they're beautiful!
 
Thanks, Melody! It was a rather cloudy day, so they aren't as bright as I'd have liked, but they're good enough for a nice memory. :)
 
I love pictures of old castles and ruins...awesome!
 
Cool. I've learned a new appreciation for castles after meeting a family who built a replica of one. WAY cool.
 
What a great place to wander around ! I think the pic you cannot identify may be a silo.

One of these days I will figure out how to post without being blogger rejected. So if this shows up more than once...

jill
 
Beautiful haunting photos!
 
Wow! I really need to travel!

Beautiful.
 
What a great adventure goal! Once again Darla inspires me!! Thanks!

Carl pretty foxy! I haven't seen a photo of him. I'm glad you have each other!

hey - I have a couple books out - lemme know if you'd like copies. We're doing an 'into the wild' program where we release books to people who will pass them to someone else! ;)that sounds like you!
 
Beautiful!!!
 
Those are really cool, I'd love to see such things in person! Someday...(I hope) ;^}
 
Those are really cool, I'd love to see such things in person! Someday...(I hope) ;^}
 
Great photos. I'd love to travel to a place like that as well.
 
What fun to actually get to explore a castle. Thanks for sharing.
 
I love to see all the castles that you and Carl have taken with your camera! Always there something interesting to see....
 
I'm glad you all liked the pictures. I'm still chagrined that it took 14 years in Germany for me to get off my butt and go exploring, but we're really making up for it.

Jill, a silo, huh? It would be a small one--the top is the size of a small umbrella. But yeah, it could be. Mystery solved, maybe. Thanks!

LOL, Claudia, thanks. I kind of like him myself. :-) I'll send you an email.
 
Nice photos. I used to do castle/ruin exploration tours with my brother when I was younger. Well, actually, he went with his friends and I was the annoying little sister that tagged along. LOL
Good times...
That second picture really does look mysterious. I haven't got a clue what it could be either.
 
a silo or a compost if it that small
 
I don't believe I've ever been to a castle ruin and pictures like these always remind me that I REALLY want to visit one.
 
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