Monday, January 30, 2006

Notes from Germany

Daniel has been working in Germany for the last fortnight, so on Thursday I flew down to spend the weekend there with him. He has been working at the Opel Design office in Russelsheim which will be taking over the new Saab designs from the office in Trollhättan where Daniel currently works.

I've always imagined Germany as being a very industrial, grey country (sorry to any Germans out there!) so was pleasantly suprised to see it how pretty it was. We were staying in the town of Mainz, which is close to Frankfurt on the banks of the Rhine.


Mainz is made up of lots of little cobbled streets centered around a large cathedral, so we spent most of the day wandering around the shops...

...and then stuffing ourselves silly with food and drinks in the evenings as it was so cheap compared to Sweden! We ate in some great restaurants, including a beautiful place called Heiliger Geist (Holy Ghost) which was built in an old church, and managed to sample the local beer at the Eisgrub brewery bar.

Click here to see all of the photos from Mainz.

11 Comments:

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Your slide show is absolutely wonderful. You open up the world for me. Thank you so much.

How cute you look in your hat and scarf...Did you buy that egg outfit? lol. So glad you had a lovely trip.

Thanks again for sharing.

Connie

 
At 2:52 AM, Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I want to use some of your pictures to do a painting. They inspired me. Would you give me permission to do so?

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

I'm not sure which. Give me an e-mail and we'll talk.

need2bead2004@yahoo.com

 
At 3:56 PM, Blogger niki yokota said...

u look sooo pretty, helen!!
thats a great photo set(^o^)/
its always fun to see your flickr pages!
there are soo many awesome photos and i cant choose which one to comment. thank u very much for sharing them!!

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger megg said...

Those are really lovely pictures. I especially like the one with the great buildings and the street vendors - they look so cold! Can't wait to see more!

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger Sonia said...

You look very pretty, Helen!

Love your photos, too!

 
At 4:22 AM, Anonymous Ace said...

Lovely pictures. Looks like you're having a nice time.

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger Jacqueline said...

What a jet setter you are. From spotting Elks, walking across lakes searching for more Elks to Germany....just lovely. You take such beautiful pictures!! Keep having fun!!

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger Nabeel said...

i love the last two pictures .. nice shots

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger kimananda said...

These are such beautiful pictures! I always tend to scorn Germany as a holiday destination, don't know why, but I may need to change my mind....

 
At 2:36 AM, Blogger Nabeel said...

i checked out the pictures on Flickrs .. great pics .. you have a lovely smile

 

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