well...it's me again. :) i'm getting back on my blog posting bandwagon as you can see. he he he. in my last post we'd traveled to rothenburg and checked out the medieval town. it was super cool...but we had to continue on. we decided to head to nuremburg for the afternoon and brief sleep over. we needed to get back to munich for our next flight so we didn't have tons of time to play here. it is a town we will revisit though. even if it's just to stay at our hotel again. :)
so off we go....
our first pic is of a doorway of a cathedral...i obviously can't pass a door without taking a photo...so here ya go. ;) [update: just researched this church and here's the deal. construction started in 1445...it is St. Lorenz Church. it was almost destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt. isn't it amazing the quality of construction that went on waaaaay before today's modern technology. people without computers, cars, trucks, bulldozers and such can build a building like this an all we can produce right now is tract homes??!! boo on us.]
the girls were very disturbed by this fountain. they didn't like the women shooting water out of their breasts...so of course i had to take a picture. ;)
a couple of shots of hauptmarkt...i love all the colors!!!!! and i love all the fresh markets throughout europe in the summertime. :)
hmmm. a cross on a random brick in a huge courtyard??? i think i've seen da vinci code toooo many times. ;)
i'm sure this took more than a couple of days to make. ;)
another cathedral on the way to the top of the hill. the tour guide was speaking in spanish so i couldn't hear what she was saying when we walked by. i guess i should say...i could hear what she was saying...i just couldn't understand a dang thing!! my spanglish was failing me!!! maybe she said this: this is st. sebaldus church here in nuremuburg. it is one of the oldest and most important churches in nuremburg. construction on the church began in the 1230's, just a few years ago. ;) it was damaged terribly in WWII but then was reconstructed but some of the interior managed to survive. until the 20th century, it had one of the oldest working organs in the world. the organ was originally built in the 14th century.
i truly was captivated by these windows. they are sooooo awesome..
this fella was hanging out on the building along our walk up to the palace. albrecht durer's house was just across the street. he's a very famous painter and we've seen his work at some of the museums we've visited. don't know why i didn't take a picture of that. duh!
our walk in the garden on the outside of the castle. so much color!!!!!!
eeeeeek!!!!!! so beautiful...
double eeeeeek! it's so pretty i can't stand it.
the little village nestled next to the castle...
not sure why i didn't actually take a pic of the freakin' castle. sorry folks...but this is the courtyard.
view from the castle walls
we toured around inside..it was mostly old artiliary. cool stuff. this was one of the windows...
we walked up the tower and checked out the sites...we climbed other stairs...but these cool stairs were located on the observation deck. too cool not to photograph.
these two keep sneaking in my pics. ;)
there's tons of graffiti in the tower...it makes me sad to see it but i love photographing it.
apparently anactasija was there ;)
some sites as we were walking back to the hotel...
this was in the courtyard we walked through
there were tons of things we didn't see...but i know we'll get back there. there's a new museum, the train station looked beautiful...the nazi's held a ton of rallies there...and the nuremburg trials were held there too. it's rich of history from the middle ages on...too much to see on a stop over. must go back for more!!!
next up...we head back to munich and take a special stop at the location of the dachau concentration camp. we were able to briefly explain, we didn't go into great detail, hitler and the things that he and his followers did. the dachau stop will be a beautiful yet somber stop in our adventure...