2009-07-18

B Day

Today is B Day. Since the weather is fantastic (of course) we decided to make a day out of it. This morning we met with Miss Winty and Freddie for coffee and cake at a patissery just opposite the marina.

This does look cosy, doesn't it?





We enjoyed our lunch in a small restaurant on top of a hill, overlooking the most spectacular view.
The lake Dellen was formed by a meteorite impact 2.7 million years ago. It is Swedens 18th largest lake.




Cheers,
Asta

2009-07-15

The Botanical Garden

University of Münster's garden was fabulous. Because of Darwins 250 anniversiry, the whole garden is dedicated Darwin. Here are a couple of shots from the garden:

Cheers,
Asta

2009-07-14

Colognial Mass Hysteria

Back from my very long vacation. With tons of pictures. Except from Copenhagen, because that's Chris' jurisdiction-:)

My visit in Cologne, Germany, was interesting. Analyzing people and their behavior is one of my hobbies and the crowds running towards Cologne Cathedral was a psychological study in mass psychosis. I've never seen anything like that. This for sure was the symbol of commercialization in its most extreme form. Everybody holding a camera in their hands shooting at everything in their way while screaming and shouting. Inside the mighty cathedral complete chaos reigned. No attempt to control the crowds. Impossible to take a closer look at the decoration. After 20 minutes, a German voice from the loudspeakers asked us to leave.

However, I did manage to get a couple of shots from inside the cathedral before escaping to a cosy café to get my blood sugar back to normal


Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is worth a visit. But I know for sure, that my next visit will be executed as early in the morning as possible and not during the summer periode.

Cheers,
Asta