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.?


Live with sympathy

Complete humans are humans with the ability to feel, to feel sympathy .

Music especially live music often make us touch our inner feeling
and leave most kind of trouble behind us for a moment.
Almost like a knot to be untied, like spiritual massage.
The pictures are from last year, an outdoor concert listening to
“You’ll never walk alone”.

Inspired by Friendly Friday from Forestwoodfolkart.

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
Gerry and the Pacemakers /
The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel”.

The invisible bridge city

Sightseeing in Strasbourg can happen in many ways
– walking, cycling, by tourist boat, bus, tram, car or the new electric stand-up scooters
The cathedral “occupies” a lot in the downtown area and is worth a visit,
but the exterior details alone are worth a look too.
The same is all the charming buildings around the city.

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

In so many ways the most important “bridge” between France and Germany.

On the top

Kaysersberg in Alsace, a walk uphill.
The inhabitants are called “kaysersbergeois” in french.
The town name is the german word for the Emperor’s Mountain.
The high fortress that dominates the city serves as a reminder
of both its strategic importance and its warlike past.
The view from the fortress is amazing and the stone steps are well used.
Kaysersberg is one of the finest wine-growing areas in Alsace.
The first vines were brought there in the 16th century from Hungary.

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

The pearl of Alsace

The statue itself was french donated to the United States in 1876.
Completed by the french sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi,
With Gustave Eiffel assistance to the internal steel structure and established in 1886.
The foundation itself (the socket) under the statue was funded by the United States.

As I know, there are two copies more:
At the western entrance to Paris by the river Seine on the tiny island Cygnes.
At a large roundabout in southern Colmar (the artist’s home town).

This is the last mentioned.
Rumors are told that the model was his mistress, a married parisienne.

Colmar is much more than stories of french temptations.
Architecture, people, food, wine and animals create interest from afar.
Guess most have seen similar motifs before, or have it themselves.

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