Posts Tagged ‘Schwangau’

Sometime ago, I came across this wonderful photoblog, Feet First which features the travelling feet of a couple (and later on, their daughter) documenting their travels. Some might consider this a cliche or somewhat cheesy but I’ve always thought that taking photos of my feet on my travels is a fun way of recording adventures and memories.

...sigh...Samsung ST500 | 3.5-5.9 27mm @ 4.9mm | 1/10s @ f/3.5 | ISO 400 | Handheld

In Prague...first day!Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/15s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

at St Peter's SquareNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/30s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

at the Masarykovo nábřežíNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 22mm | 1/30s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

...in Florence, ItalyNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 36mm | 1/25s @ f/4.2 | ISO 200 | Handheld

in Dorsoduro, VeniceSamsung ST500 | 3.5-5.9 27mm @ 5.3mm | 1/45s @ f/3.7 | ISO 80 | Handheld

in Prague...second visitNikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 18mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 100 | Handheld

Travelling Feet
1. Discovering Melbourne’s Laneways, 2. by the River Seine, 3. …in Rome, Italy, 4. I’m at the King’s Castles in Bavaria!, 5. I’m at the Old Town Square in Prague!, 6. …the usual wait, 7. off to the Top End…for work, 8. …and I wait, 9. ..and wait some more

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Perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Bavaria, the King’s Castles certainly capture romantics’ imaginations and are wonderful sights to behold, more so in winter. The castles are the older but historic Hohenschwangau (loosely translated “High Swanland“) which was King Ludwig’s boyhood home and the more dramatic Neuschwanstein (roughly, “New Swanstone“) which was Walt Disney’s inspiration.

Hohenschwangau (loosely translated as "High Swanland")
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 34mm | 1/200s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Schloss Neuschvanstein in Bavaria
Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 35mm | 1/250s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

The fairy-tale turrets set in fairy-tale alpine vistas make these castles one of Bavaria’s must-see attractions.

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The countryside between Frankfurt and Munich is Germany’s medieval heartland. The towns in this region are linked by fast train, the A7 autobahn and the scenic driving route called the Romantische Strasse (B17 on the road map). With the autobahn bypassing must-see destinations in the region, the Romantic Road is the prime tourist trail and the best way to wander through the small towns, quaint hills and rolling villages along the route.

On a sunny winter day, the drive from Munich through Landsberg am Lech to Schwangau (Bavaria, southern Germany) offered a beautiful snow blanketed scenery that was just awe-inspiring.

Scenic drive from Landsberg a. Lech to Schwangau, Bavaria

Samsung ST500 | 4.9-22.5mm @ 4.9mm | 1/125s @ f/9.1 | ISO 80 | Handheld

Romantische Strasse (B17), Bavaria

Samsung ST500 | 4.9-22.5mm @ 13.7mm | 1/500s @ f/4.4 | ISO 80 | Handheld

St Coloman Kirche in Schwangau, Bavaria

Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 48mm | 1/100s @ f/11 | ISO 200 | Handheld

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