Portraits of those before us, and more, National Gallery, London


Culture is in the eye of the beholder and the artists of old captured the essence of all things great  in the centuries before us....and viewing them is free at the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square in downtown London. A fabulous aspect of the National Gallery is the general entrance is free, which is great … Continue reading Portraits of those before us, and more, National Gallery, London

Bühl and the Burg Windeck Ruins


Laufenburg and Leistal, Switzerland


What a wonderful adventure--driving through Freiburg, Germany (where we stopped for a Cappuccino), we continued on the #5 interstate, through border control/inspection, and into Switzerland!! We were able to change countries in a matter of about 2 1/2 hours, which to my American mind, is just outstanding and so surprising. I, with passport in tow, … Continue reading Laufenburg and Leistal, Switzerland

Chocolate Cherries Compote on Apple Raisin Purses


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Ettlingen Christmas Market


     

Kirch & Kloster (Ruins) and town of Bad Herrenalb


Video Link A fellow tourist summed it up perfect (excerpt from German Eagle) The Cistercian monastery, origin of the town, was founded in 1149 by Berthold III von Eberstein and his wife Uta. It became economically successful, in the 14th and 15th century it prospered. However, the end came soon: In 1525 farmers plundered it, … Continue reading Kirch & Kloster (Ruins) and town of Bad Herrenalb

Turkish Delight–Döner


A definite 'must' in Karlsruhe--a family restuarant/locally owned business that is just simply amazing!! Located on Kronenplatz, Karlsruhe, Germany, it is a must for any local or traveler. The Döner Teller is filled with shaved, roasted meal,  a yogurt dressing atop a fresh salad,  a potato side with a orange sauce..incredible. The falafels were also … Continue reading Turkish Delight–Döner