Genuine authenticity

Azemmour on the moroccan Atlantic Ocean coast.
Full of contrasts, full of life and full of charm.
Of course, tourism matters a lot – not least economically.
But the genuine authentic world behind shines through and do fascinate.

Walk last week inspired by “Restlessjo” and her captivating “Monday walk” themes.

Last days of november

About a bit more than week ago, Strasbourg without any special or extra disguise.
Added late november sky mood with a faint reddish touch as backdrop.

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

The cathedral occupies much of the cityscape, but can handle a closer view.
Both rivers and canals also fill in the cityscape, supporting the city’s charm.
The many squares, including the smaller ones, also contribute.
The backyards often deserve to be seen as well, therefore no parking.
The architecture of the city, almost a story itself.

Unplanned bike ride

At another time of year, it could certainly have been romantic.

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

We have a lot to do with planning everything “we want or we will”.
It prevents many experiences we haven’t thought of.?
Sometimes we might have to “plan” to let the coincidence prevail.
Such a bike ride is amazing, just have to remember the way back.

Little bit dangerous

Is a very huge supporter of the principle:
Do you know what you talk about so talk out loud,
knowing nothing about it so shut up and listen
This is how I feel about these fellows,
which is the very last call to be found in the french forests this year.
The forest floor is teeming with them yet.
Tastes really great when collected by people with sense and knowledge.

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

 

Modern old-fashionedness

Kaysersberg and Kintzheim, two nearby alsatian gems.
Settlements with plenty of idyllic charming atmosphere.
Snapshots from experiences throughout the fall as time gave way.

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

Lots of old-fashionedness in the modern way.

Fun to live close to a view that people travel far to see.
See it several times a day when I’m home.

Early morning, later in the day
– filled with residents and tourists.
Both scenarios are charming.

One of the most popular photo subjects in the entire Alsace.?

Not bad to have your own observation tower in the backyard.
Keep an eye on the neighbors and wine clusters in the field.?

Stork relaxing, the kids have left home at last.?

Eight hundred year old icon

Nearly the northernmost part of the danish part of the Wadden Sea,
“one and a half stone throw” from the coast lies the ancient city of Ribe.
Of many called Denmark’s most beautiful market town (see below).
Atmosphere gathered from centuries fills this historic city.

Midway between the Wadden Sea and the city could this statue be seen.
Imagining Queen Dagmar performed by sculptor Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen.
Her history is forever linked (along with the cathedral) to the history of the city.

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

Walk through the city streets, once housing the rich and poor.
Now architectural history, which is not poor at all.

In Denmark, the word market town (danish: købstad) has existed since the Iron Age.
It isn’t known which was the first danish market town, Ribe were among the first.
The last town to gain market rights (danish: købstadsprivilegier) was in 1958.
At the municipal reform of 1970, market towns were merged with neighboring parishes,
then the market towns lost their special status and privileges
– the word isn’t used much anymore, only historic.

 

Life beyond forestry

Modern (french too) forestry is much more than cutting down trees.
With a modern expression, the infrastructure is trimmed.
Because forestry is beyond nature also about economics.
But there are very often spaces left to enjoy life among wonderful trees too.

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

Mountain bike ride about a week ago.