Jun 27 2014

Germany, Paris, China

IMG_2975On Lufthansa, NY-FRA-BJ-NY $1,722.70


Jun 25 2014

The Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe

In Kassel Germany. Front page news on their local newspaper that weekend. A few pix on FB.

How did they get the water up the Herkules Monument back then?

DSCN4873 DSCN4874 DSCN4887 DSCN4882

 

 


May 26 2014

Kassel trail by Fulda

We started at Roter Kater Hotel; some pix also on FB

.
IMG_4944 IMG_4946 IMG_4948 IMG_4958 IMG_4960 IMG_4962 IMG_4966 IMG_4976 IMG_4977 IMG_4980 IMG_4981 IMG_4915 IMG_4917 IMG_4918 IMG_4920 IMG_4922 IMG_4924 IMG_4926 IMG_4928 IMG_4930 IMG_4932 IMG_4934 IMG_4936 IMG_4938 IMG_4940 IMG_4942


May 26 2014

Beginning of a trail

IMG_4883 IMG_4887 IMG_4891 IMG_4892 IMG_4894 IMG_4897 IMG_4898 IMG_4903 IMG_4904 IMG_4906 IMG_4908 IMG_4912


May 26 2014

The barn

IMG_4864 IMG_4862 IMG_4861 IMG_4859 IMG_4858 IMG_4857 IMG_4856 IMG_4855 IMG_4854 IMG_4852 IMG_4851 IMG_4850 IMG_4849 IMG_4848 IMG_4847 IMG_4846 IMG_4845 IMG_4844 IMG_4843 IMG_4842 IMG_4841 IMG_4840 IMG_4839 IMG_4875 IMG_4874 IMG_4873 IMG_4872 IMG_4871 IMG_4868 IMG_4867 IMG_4866


May 26 2014

The buildings

IMG_4831 IMG_4832 IMG_4833 IMG_4834 IMG_4835 IMG_4836 IMG_4837 IMG_4838 IMG_4823 IMG_4824 IMG_4825 IMG_4826 IMG_4827 IMG_4828 IMG_4829 IMG_4830


May 26 2014

the church

IMG_4811 IMG_4817 IMG_4818 IMG_4819 IMG_4820 IMG_4822 IMG_4812 IMG_4813 IMG_4814 IMG_4815 IMG_4816


May 26 2014

The Sunday newspaper on

We just went there yesterday. SonntagsZeit, titles: Wassermassen als Machtsymbol, which Google translates as “Water masses as a symbol of power”.
Vor 300 Jahren gab es im Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe erstmals Wasserspiele – Heute gehören sie zum Welterbe, which Google says “300 years ago there was in the mountain park William height water first games – Today they belong to the World Heritage”

IMG_4992
IMG_4993 IMG_4994


May 26 2014

Hanging out there, and the engineering

Zeppelinstr in Kassel is a decent neighborhood. The next door neighbor, as with many Germans, even in Frankfurt, uses the most primitive method to dry their cloth/linens. My mother-in-law used to do this way but her neighbors in New York complained it as an eyesore. On this, I’m sided with the Chinese and Europeans. I love the smell of the sun on my cloth/towels/linens.

IMG_4991

A nice touch for the handle of the electrical box:
IMG_5001 IMG_4999

I like how they do their toilet – the German engineering (do they have to open the tiles/wall to do repair? Or they’re so confident that their products are so excellent that repairment isn’t needed?)

IMG_2869 IMG_2871


May 26 2014

The utensils

IMG_4998 IMG_4996 IMG_4997