I was browsing one of my external hard drives where all of my documents, files and photo albums are saved. I stumbled in one of the albums and found some images from Rothenburg of der Tauber. In short, I ended up sharing one here.
Mark’s Gate in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber. Taken in winter 2011.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a beautiful town in the district of Ansbach in the Franconian region in Bavaria, Germany. It is famous for its well-preserved medieval old town. Tourists from around the world visit this town all year-round. (more…)
Many of you are very familiar about this famous German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. His name is no other than Johann Sebastian Bach. He was born in Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach, on 21 March 1685. He was the son of Johann Ambrosius Bach, the director of the town musicians, and Maria Elisabeth Lämmerhirt.
The monument erected to Johann Sebastian Bach near the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig.
I had the chance to visit Leipzig last December 2013. I took the chance to go around the city and found some of its historic sights and monuments. One of it was the St. Thomas Church. Bach worked here as a Kapellmeister. It is also the place where his remains was buried. Beside this church, also stand the monument of Bach. (more…)
After the Pancake Tuesday comes the Ash Wednesday. Before this day, Shrove Monday comes first. Pancake Tuesday is also known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday or simply Pancake Day. It is celebrated in many countries around the world like in United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and more.
Not really pancakes but some sort of sweets for you this Fat Tuesday celebration. I know I have pancake photos in my albums but I can’t find it at the moment.
Shrove Tuesday is related to the carnival festivities. in Germany, it is called as Fasching or Fastnacht Day. In Iceland the day is known as Sprengidagur (Bursting Day). Whatever country you live, you surely has a name for this day. (more…)
I guess, it is throwback Wednesday today. How I miss England and I wish, I am there at the moment. Sad to say, I also have other travel priorities this time and I believed it is the right decision I did now.
I was lucky enough to watch the Lord Mayor’s Show during my visit in London for over five years now. Thanks to dear friends for bringing me there. I am truly grateful!
Musicians at the Lord Mayor’s Show in London
The Lord Mayor’s Show is one of the best-known yearly events in London. It was raining during our visit, typical England weather during autumn or fall season. I did not worry about it because I am a full-geared traveler with all my gadgets with me including umbrella, good shoes and winter jacket, especially when traveling during winter season. (more…)
There are many reasons why people want to travel. Some people travel for a beach holiday in order to relax. Some people travel to party and have fun. Others’ motives is to travel to visit a family, friends or relative. While others might be interested to see the interesting sights of a certain place, experience the local cuisine, visit museums and motives that interest a traveler. (more…)
I am indeed a happy traveler. After visiting so many countries and cities last year, I can say probably it is enough for me this year. Good to know, there will be more travels to come this year. It might not be the same as last year but I am thankful to be visiting some more places and countries.
I have a lot of travels to share but my busy schedules always hindered me from sharing it on time. lolz! Let me go back about my trip to Finland’s capital. It was summer last year when we visited Helsinki. It was a cruise holiday in the Baltic and Scandinavian region. We visited four cities and countries including Stockholm in Sweden, St. Petersburg in Russia, Tallinn in Estonia, and last but not the least Helsinki, Finland.
The statue of Alexander II and the Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral in the background. The Cathedral is considered as the most prominent building and symbol of the city. The church was originally built from 1830-1852 as a tribute to the Grand Duke of Finland, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. It was also known as St Nicholas’ Church until the independence of Finland in 1917. (more…)