Haphazardly around

Sweet for the sweet, so I’ll have a cup of coffee.

A bit “haphazardly” through the northern part of Alsace,
added mountain biking and glances for random things.
Added even more – countless coffee breaks.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Old materials put together again – gentle renovation.

A french thistle who doesn’t know it is october and autumn.
This kind of flower is actually scottish national flower.

The view is confined
– but green vegetation trying to look out anyway.

Fortunately, bikes have saddle to sit on,
so there shouldn’t be relied on dubious benches.

Viewed through an open gate,
probably equipment for a new StarWars movie.???

Green avenue.

So much reminiscent of an old Pink Floyd cover.
Think the cow knows it, doesn’t it looks a little arrogant.?

Last train has been run quite a long time ago.?



Inside, so much inside

A “captivating” walk in an elderly abandoned french prison.
Calm down now, don’t left in the escape-like manner.
Single rooms with time for reflection.
Usually shielded for curiosity from the outside.
Hobburum perhaps without metal file.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Abandoned stories

At the lake stood a flower and seems both completely abandoned
and out of step with the time of year for flowers in bloom.
A mountain bike ride in that side of Alsace, which is a little abandoned.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Nothing more french than an abandoned Citroen 2CV.
Don’t know how big the share of this make and model of all abandoned cars.
When an abandoned car is seen it is often such one in France.

A small part of the french line of defense from WW One.

Something that isn’t longer what it was before it collapsed long ago.

Factory equipment that tells a story, but not what it was used for.

Certainly a wonderful hotel in the past, but the roof is still not leaking.

Alsace is very rich in castles and castle ruins too.


Cologne, a german city with roots back in the past, very far back.
It is really seen in many places of the cityscape, but development is also seen.
The elder beautiful bridge over the river Rhine.
Between the huge Exhibition Center and the Cologne Dom was as new,
a very modern construction – but since overtaken by new projects.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Surrounded by nature

In the surrounding of the german Cologne.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Nature not always know when the fall has arrived.

New forest rises in the “shadow” of the old fallen trees.

Something made for the the wild animals in the forest.

Didn’t know I am a garden enthusiast, until I saw a german beer garden.

Surrendered to nature.?

and at last back in the town.

Old but still with attitude

Lots of modern architecture in Cologne, but the old Dom take the lead.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Cologne Cathedral, in german: Kölner Dom,
– officially named: Hohe Domkirche Sankt Petrus,
in english: Cathedral Church of Saint Peter
It is the catholic cathedral in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia.
It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne
and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne.
It is a renowned monument of german catholicism and gothic architecture.
Was declared a World Heritage Site in 1996.
It is Germany’s most visited landmark,
attracting an average of 20,000 people a day.
One of the tallest twin-spired churches, 157 m (515 ft) tall.

The construction of Cologne Cathedral began in 1248
Was halted in 1473, unfinished, work did not restart until the 1840s.
The edifice was completed to its original Medieval plan in 1880.
The cathedral is the largest gothic church in Northern Europe
and has the second-tallest spires.
The towers for its two huge spires give the cathedral,
the largest façade of any church in the world.

Probably the old treasure box.?

Modern communication from the cathedral into all directions.?

Not bad but Baden-Würt..berg

A tired bicycle rests by a lamppost in the german car city Stuttgart.
Probably have tough days in the homes for Porsche and Mercedes
Car pioneers Ferdinand Porsche and Gottlieb Daimler lived in the city.
Stuttgart, the capital of the german state Baden-Württemberg.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes

A walk from the Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof for some meetings.
In fact, Stuttgart and Strasbourg are official friendship cities.
It is early in the day so the city center isn’t fully awake yet.

Don’t feed the pigeons.

Probably the man have been on horseback the whole night
and the lions didn’t slept the night away.?