2009-07-25

Haelsingland

The landscape of Haelsingland in Sweden is very beautiful with its mountains and rivers.

The Haelsing farms are also worth a visit. Below is a picture from a visit at the Wooden Castle that hosts a beautiful garden with flowers and plants typical for Haelsingland. This old farm is from the early 1700s.



Cheers,
Asta

2009-07-24

Personality



This door is a piece of art. It expresses the house-owners personal taste. I found it during a walk through the medieval town Ribe in Denmark.

Have a good weekend!

Cheers,
Asta

2009-07-23

Blossom


My mothers garden is full of flowers in blossom. This margurite is one of my favorites.

Cheers,
Asta

2009-07-22

Difficult Task



Back in Limburg, Germany, having our dinner at a small restaurant, this dog trainer and his pupils appeared.

The owners were asked to leave their dogs, and the trainer kept them still for several minutes. Very impressive.

I didn't want to make too much noise, but managed to take the picture below as well without interrupting the training.




Cheers,
Asta

2009-07-21

Sights and Seen on top of a hill



On top of the cliffs someone built a small wooden cottage among the trees.

2009-07-20

Rapid Passage



The narrow strait between Helsingoer in Denmark and Helsingborg in Sweden is crowded with ferries and boats. Crossing the strait takes just 20 minuttes. Here you see our arrival into the port of Helsingborg. We're number 3 in line.

Cheers,
Asta

2009-07-19

Sights and Seen in Germany

After a long day on the German Autobahn being stucked in a queue for 5 hours, we decided to skip the road and find a hotel. We were hungry and tired and therefore choose the nearest Autohof - Hotel Montana just outside Bremen.

Germans are practical people - and well organized. What can be controlled must be controlled. At this Autohof they'd thought of everything: There was something for men, for women and for children: McDonalds, a nice restaurant, a Harley Davidson shop, a gas station, a hotel with a nice garden and cold drinks in the fridge, a casino and an Erotic Market.


In some parts of the world, women are still considered to be weak and must therefore be protected.

In many parking areas in Germany - in particullar in the Southern parts of Germany, there are restricted areas where only women (the married ones-:) are allowed to park.

Outside this gas station we found this sign:


The translation is: 'Women parking. Please hold 2 spaces free. Only after dark'.

Womens liberation was okay, but courtesy is preferable-:)

Cheers,
Asta
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