Monday, July 11, 2011

Holiday Tales: Germany

The light in the forest in Germany seemed to be completely different to the light I would later see in Scandinavia.

Beautiful Fachwerk buildings...if this one ever comes on the market, someone should let me know :)

One way leads to the Mediterranean, the other to Scandinavia! A country road in Germany.

As always when travelling in Europe, I was struck by the charm of the many beautiful little villages, especially in Germany with its gorgeous half-timbered Fachwerk style. I would love to live in one of these little houses - so very uniquely beautiful and (and this is the historian speaking!) so important to preserve these living time capsules.

The other thing that I love about these villages is their incredible proximity to the forest - you can just walk out your back door and into such lovely countryside! I have to say I love the European countryside...but I am now going to make a concerted effort to love the Australian countryside more and get out there and do some bushwalking more regularly. We went on so many beautiful walks while we were away - I want to keep it going here (though maybe when it's not raining and 4 degrees!)


Sefarina said...

Oh, it's interesting how you see germany, can't wait for the next photos!

Feronia said...

It's always interesting to see how other people see your own country, isn't it!

Sefarina said...

Oh yes, I never knew living next to the woods was something special ;-)

Bodecea said...

I'm happy you enjoyed it! I'm just back from a quite different landscape :-)