germany

castle

remember these pics i took at neuschwanstein castle in bavaria? well luiz pires kicked my sweet little photo set’s ass.

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crystal lake

this is obersee, a lake that is connected to the larger königssee, in the german state of bavaria. these lakes were formed by glaciers in the last ice age, and have the cleanest water in germany. it is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places i have ever seen! to see its location (and loads more photos) click here

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i like the cold

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once upon a time (that’s how this feels) we took a train trip from prague to füssen then hopped on a bus to hohenschwangau and made our way up the hill to the neuschwanstein castle. fun!

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few more photos here

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berlin

i didn’t take a lot of photos in berlin, so i guess this isn’t an accurate description of what i saw & took in on my trip there. when you travel so much you sometimes get lazy on the photography front, thinking it will be all good & you’ll just remember it all. but you don’t! you should take pics all the time.

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oktoberfest

it looks like SO much fun! photos from the big picture.

my sister-in-law is german, and her entire family & all her friends came from germany to south africa for their wedding, and i have never ever seen anyone drink like the germans can. and not fall down drunk either, they just keep going and going. they were like the energizer bunnies of drinking and revelry. in fact, the wedding was a 3 day affair in probably the hottest february weather i have ever experienced, and while i was lying in the shade somewhere fanning myself, the germans were sitting in the full on sun going lobster red and drinking beer and wine like it was going out of fashion.

that’s what i imagine oktoberfest to be like!

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mooi

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ag, i love it. is there a shop called Mooi in south africa? there should be. designed by maximilian combüechen:

“This project required me to work with many different suppliers, like bag-making people or those sticker-embossing guys who didn’t trust my order (they thought I was a fraud). Lots of applications, lots of drawing and scanning, but also lots of fun.”

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schloss

my bro is scooting over to germany with his wife & 5 month old baby to attend a summer wedding that’s going to be held here. serious? serious. the bride’s sister lives in the place. nice! i can imagine characters from a jane austen novel wandering about the gardens and looking out the windows with their sewing on their laps.

note: ‘schloss’ means castle, in german.

speaking of weddings, this one caught my eye:

william & penelope (via once wed)

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