Seashore

Sea…seashore…waves…

A sort of enigma…

Sea is vast …sea is endless…sea is mysterious…

Yet it beckons you..

She is soothing …she calms you…

The surest way to destress is

Watch the ocean….listen to the waves…feel the froth & splash on your legs…

 

Incomparable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pink magnolia tree

My ode to the magnolias…I saw them in Frankfurt …on a rainy day…those pink flowers…just brightened up the grey skies…

I still wonder….when I go through my holiday pics…did the rain make the flowers look beautiful….or was it the beautiful magnolia tree…which made the rains so awesome…

 

Either ways…a win win situation…

 

 

 

A pink magnolia tree

 

The pink flowers

Of the spring….

That bloom on…

A magnolia tree….

With a dash of…

Purple……

Swaying in the April breeze…

It's fragrance all over…

Reaching up the skies..

A thing of beauty…& glory….

This fully bloomed….magnolia tree…

A gift of Mother Nature…

Many a pretty flowers…

I have seen….

But…nothing so grand..

As these…pink magnolias..

Blossoming in….

The SPRING TIME…,

 

 

 

 

 

Mid noon musings

 

 

 

On a hot …..hot …afternoon. …even after a cold glass of Laban ….not much of respite from the…heat…

As I sit by the window…and glance at the skies…I see swallows…flying in all glee…

That is better…I think..,

And stretch my neck…little more further…and see the lovely orangish red may flowers blossoms..

 

All of a sudden…the warm breeze is no more warm…

Felt better…as I sat to write these words. ….

 

Sights…colours…Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a city of many colours…thanks to its flora…& fauna…

A photoblog…

Just outside the city…saw these blossoms everywhere…when asked the driver said he wasn't sure…but could be wild pear blossoms…

 

A common tree…I saw

 

Tulips…

 

Three…trees…if I had to pick…one is this…a fully bloomed magnolia tree…

 

Sakura…cherryblossoms…I always thought I would see them in Japan…but then I saw it in Germany…all three colours…white…light pink …& a dark pink ,light pink combo…

 

A pink magnolia tree…I thought it looked like a chandelier !!

 

 

This yellow…is all over!!

 

 

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Cherry blossoms…in museum district..

 

 

Spring…on her way…

 

 

 

Colors everywhere…

 

 

 

 

 

Just so soothing…

 

The driver…who dropped us to the city centre…said…you must come back…in autumn…stay over till winter…you will never stop clicking for pics…

May be we will..

 

Frankfurt…

It is little more than a month…since we visited Frankfurt…we had two options…with omanair…either go to Munich or to Frankfurt …many said Munich is nicer…but since we wanted to do a day trip to kukenhof ,tulip gardens ,we decided on Frankfurt …

But as we landed,and took a cab to the hotel …we realised it was a good choice!…

Frankfurt is lovely…a photoblog in two parts …

First one the city ..on a single day..saw almost all seasons…except snow…as it is called in Europe …the very typical April weather…anything can happen!

It was a rainy morning…and later cleared up…with loads of sunshine

 

First pic on my camera..is the evening skies…when we reached our room from the airport…I knew…I would capture lot of colours in next 6 days…

 

At the city centre…tiny raindrops everywhere

 

 

 

The bare trees…on a cold April morning…

 

 

A magnolia tree…all set to usher in the spring…

 

Our hotel road…

 

Opera house

 

 

 

After lunch…a Maine river cruise…just to take in the sights of a city…nothing like a river cruise…

 

An old home…beside the river…

 

 

By the time we were done with the cruise…the sun was out…had stopped raining…

 

 

 

 

 

Had an early supper…while in Frankfurt …a must try…a fried fillet of your choice of meat…with green sauce…delicious …although bit heavy..I couldn't finish the whole stuff

 

 

Amazing selection of breads…to go with a nice cup of tchibo coffee!

And the German beer …of course…hubby enjoyed a variety of beers..,!

A day well spent!

 

 

Rhine river cruise

After our lunch at the beautiful pub in Wieler …it was time for father Rhine cruise…when you holiday in Europe …the tour guide always includes a river cruise…they are all same…a flowing pretty river…hills on one side…mountains,with little homes on other side…lush woods…fully blossomed trees…clean water…fresh air…

But ,that mandatory river cruise should be done,preferably on the last but one day…I like it like that..so during the cruise…just relax with a cup of hot chocolate…and go through my camera …reminiscing the moments…deleting the not very clear pics…and just do nothing…

Our starting point was right in front of a stunning black home…

With people from of our coach…and some locals…with their dogs..& a huge family celebrating a birthday on cruise…it was a lovely an hour and a half ride…

A photoblog…some of the villages I do remember the names because my iPhone does..!

 

Our company…:)

 

 

The beauty of father Rhine…

A home ….

 

 

 

 

You get to see …many castles …

 

 

Niederheimbach…a picture perfect town

 

 

Oberdiebach

 

KauB

 

Kaub….is so gorgeous

 

The woods in between the little towns…adds to the landscape..

 

Just cruising along…watching the nature helps…!

 

 

 

When the cruise ended…near a little town…the ripples…the sounds..were still in the mind…

Another cruise….another river…another country…

 

But…then what is a holiday without a river cruise…!

 

A pub in a quaint German town

This is the Panaromic shot of inside of this pub!

Almost a month,since we visited this place…but still afresh in my memories…it was the first stop on our Rhine river cruise day…

We left Frankfurt & after 2 hrs with a stop in between for a cable car ride..we reached here for lunch…

When our guide said,pub …I didn't expect anything…once I got down…I realised it was a picture perfect German town!

Lush green hills…father Rhine in all his might …all sort of coloured homes…I loved the black ones though …quiet & clean roads…hardly anyone seen walking on them…a chill in the air…an avenue of fully bloomed cherry blossom trees….a long wish had come true…I held a bunch of those pink blossoms…sat under the tree for sometime…just savouring that precious moment …

Then as I walked into the pub…it was like any other pub…but once inside I was blown away by the sheer grandeur & opulence…words are not enough to describe what I saw…it was magical…so many exquisite things…later on came to know that the owner travels a lot…and this is all his collection….

It is like a mini museum…it is one of the best lunch stop among all my holidays…

Here are some pics…not doing the real justice…but still…

The entrance….

The art on the walls…

 

One corner

Another…

 

A cabinet for crystal ware…

 

 

Wine storage…

 

Wine tasting

 

 

The best of course is the German ice wine…delicious…!

 

 

The pub food was great to…it was a pre ordered travellers food…my vegetarian grub was this…and for the rest it was roasted meat of their choice German style ,heard it was good too…

 

And what is a trip…without some interesting folks…she is rania from Venezuela …full of fun!

 

The German biker…my lady friend asked him to pose…& he did…although he had a light blush similar to the cherry blossoms behind him!

Our guide…Michael …very good man!

 

And this pic…will be on one of the walls of our bangalore home!

Lunch over..it was time to get on to the cruise…as I stepped inside the boat….just glanced…for one last time…at that beautiful spot of this quaint town…

A quirky pub…great ambience …fab food,lovely fellow travellers…ice wine…cherryblossoms….a great afternoon…

One I will remember for a long time…