The Great Belt Bridge

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Denmark

As we cruised along from Germany to Norway we went under The Great Belt Bridge.  Of course, I had to put my feet up and RELAX!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Leaving Germany

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Kiel, Germany

As we left Kiel, we passed an amusement park, I couldn’t go to it because we were on a Ferry headed tor Norway, so I did the next best thing, I put my feet up and RELAXED!

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Cool Home With Roses

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Linz, Germany

I looked for the perfect place to put my feet up and RELAX and here it was in front of this cool home with it’s beautiful roses!

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Rain Stopped

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Linz, Germany

We waited a little bit and soon the rain stopped.  I just RELAXED and put my feet up!

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As The Rain Came Down

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Linz, Germany

I sat down to RELAX just as it started raining, I was under a tree so I was just fine!

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Old Streets

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Linz, Germany

I love the old streets of Linz, so I had to stop, put my feet up and RELAX!

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Moving On The Rhine

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Niederkassel, Germany

River Boats transport things back and forth all day long.  Christine and I watched as this boat passed us and another one came up the river, the Rhine is a very busy river!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Ducklings Following Mama

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Niederkassel, Germany

As, my friend, Christine and I walked thru the forest and along the Rhein, we saw this mother duck with her ducklings right behind her. No matter where she went or what she did, they stayed in this straight line! Notice the Crane behind them watching for dinner.

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

Amongst The Trees

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Niederkassel, Germany

As Christine and I were out on our walk, along the River Rhein, I saw someone get off their bike and walk towards the river, so I took the opportunity to get a photo of the bike.  It blends into the trees, bushes and scenery.

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Along The Rhine

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Niederkassel, Germany

From where Christine lives there is a peninsula that juts out into the Rhine. To get there we crossed a small walking bridge and then we walked thru a beautiful forest! Then we walked along the Rhine watching river boats go by, listening to the birds (and there were lots) and enjoying the peace and quiet. I put my feet up and RELAXED. In this photo you can see how high the Rhine is, due to all the rain throughout Europe, the trees normally come out of a beach not the river!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Home of Beethoven

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Bonn, Germany

My friend, Christine, and I went to a pottery market in Bonn and there in the middle of it was this statue of Ludwig Von Beethoven who was born in Bonn. He was baptized in 1770 and when we were there in 2002, we visited his home. It is amazing that during the last 10 years of his life he was almost deaf and many of his most admired works come from that period of his life. It makes me want to be the best that I can with the faculties I have!

A side note; I have always loved the name BEETHOVEN! I even had, as a teenager, a small dog I named Beethoven. My grandfather visited us from New Zealand during that time and he couldn’t understand why I named my small dog such a huge name, so he refused to call him Beethoven and always called him Chopin!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Not European Championships

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Bonn, Germany

As we walked around Bonn I saw a football, (American Soccer) game going on, on the grounds of the University of Bonn. It wasn’t the European Championships that are going on right now, but it was the perfect place for me to put my feet up and RELAX, bike and all!!

2016 – iPhone

Red Telephone Box in Germany

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Bonn, Germany

When we were in England someone asked me if they still have the British Red Telephone Boxes.  I said they do but they aren’t used any more.  Because they are such an icon of England, they are keeping them, but they don’t have phones in them.  Well, in Bonn, Germany I saw this British Red Telephone Box full of books.  We were in the car and driving past so I was unable to find out why there were books inside or even why this British Red Telephone Box is in Germany!?!?

Photos taken with an iPhone 5s

Path Thru The Forest

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Niederkassel, Germany

Our walk with Christine took us out on a peninsula and thru a forest.  It was so beautiful and the sound of the birds was breath taking!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Transporting on the Rhine

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Niederkassel, Germany

The Rhine is a very busy river with river boats going back and forth.  We saw a lot on our walk with Christine!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Adorable Cygnets

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Niederkassel, Germany

After arriving at our friend Christine’s house, we went for a walk along the River Rhine.  It was so lovely and peaceful.  There were Ducks and Swans which we fed.  One of the mother’s and her two babies, Cygnets, stayed back, but finally came over for food.  These little Cygnets were adorable!

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

Bridge to the Peninsula

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Niederkassel, Germany

Here is the walking bridge that takes you over to the peninsula where we walked thru the forest to the River Rhine.  Though this water is apart of the Rhine, the big part of the river, that has river boats on it, is on the other side.  We passed beautiful flowers, swans, other people & had a wonderful time walking thru the forest and along the Rhine!

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Lutheran Frauenkirche

LutheranFrauenkircheDresden, Germany, (CHURCH OF OUR LADY) – 2016 – iPhone

On April 3, 2016, in General Conference, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf talked about this church which was originally built in the 1700’s. During World War II it was reduced to a pile of rubble and it remained that way from 1945 until the 1990’s when reconstruction began and then it was completed in 2005. President Uchtdorf said; “Stones from the destroyed church had been stored and cataloged and, when possible, were used in the reconstruction. Today you can see these fire-blackened stones pockmarking the outer walls. These “scars” are not only a reminder of the war history of this building but also a monument to hope—a magnificent symbol of man’s ability to create new life from ashes.”

Along Landwehrkanal

AlongLandwehrkanalBerlin, Germany – 2016 – iPhone

We went on a wonderful tour of Berlin, our tour guide was real good!  After being dropped off at a shopping mall we returned to some of the sights.  So, we ended up walking around a lot of Berlin, which was fun.  At one point we walked along the Landwehrkanal as we went towards the Brandenburg Gate.  I was looking for a spot to RELAX and I found it here on the waters edge.