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Impressions of Le Marais, Paris

La Marais is a district in Paris, that is spread across the 3rd and 4th arrondissement. Once the home of the Jewish community, nowadays lots of art galleries, Chinese immigrants and the LGBT community call it their home. And this is the district where Lars and I stayed during 3 sunny days in October. Lars had found us a modest hotel…

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Aachen Cathedral

Awesome Aachen – Part 1

After a 2-hour drive, Lars and I arrived in Aachen last Monday. After a bit of rest in our hotel, we went to the centre of town, to have some dinner. We chose a restaurant quite close to the Aachen Cathedral, called Rose am Dom. We felt quite at home in the rustic but cosy interior. The menu features mainly…

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One Day, Three Towns – Torgau

This small town is known for its old center with Renaissance buildings. Our first stop was at the Marienkirche, which was unfortunately closed. Ingrid, however, managed to take some pictures through the glass door. The main attraction of Torgau is a castle, Schloss Hartenfels. Around the courtyard are residential buildings, palaces and a chapel. Under the bridge is a bear…

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To Liepaja and Beyond

It was our goal to visit at least 2 places in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. When we left Vilnius, we didn’t go straight to Riga, but had a stop in Liepaja. Liepaja is the third largest Latvian city and is known for its Seaside Park and white sandy beaches, wooden houses and Art Nouveau buildings and the many shops and…

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A Photographic Tour of Vilnius

After Germany and Poland, Ingrid and I traveled to Lithuania, more specifically, its capital: Vilnius. We walked from the Vilnius Castle Complex to the St. Anne and Bernardine Church Ensemble. With only one full day at our disposal, it was impossible for us to make a detailed tour of Vilnius. We decided upon driving and walking around, collecting impressions and…

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Swieta Lipka

Highlights of the Masurian Lakes – Part 1

The Masurian Lakes is a district in the northeast of Poland, containing more than 2000 interconnected lakes. It is a very popular area, not only because of its natural beauty, but also because of the many cultural, historical and religious places and buildings. The Wolf’s Lair is only one of them; take your time to explore this area. This is…

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Back to Horne

Horne is a small town, situated in the south of Funen: Lars and I visited the church of Horne 2 years ago; it’s the only round church of Funen and it was the setting for a Danish dark comedy, Adam’s Apples. We came back, because in 2012 I had the idea of converting all my pictures to b&w and deleting…

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Landet church

A Special Cemetery

Head over to the beautiful church of a small place, called Landet. At the end of the 19th century, a young circus artist, Elvira Madigan, and a Swedish army officer, Sixten Sparre fell in love and eloped. The affair caused a huge scandal, not only because he was a lot older than her, but because he was married with children…

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