Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The square is bordered in the north by stately residential buildings, on the south side by the Neue Residenz (New Residence), the newer palace of the bishops, and on the west side by the Gothic east choir of the Cathedral as well as the Marshall's house which juts forth beside it. The Wittelsbacher Fountain, which was built in the Baroque style in 1903 to commemorate the annexation of Passau to Bavaria 100 years before, stands in the middle of the square. The column of the fountain is topped by Mary as the Queen of Heaven and patron saint of Bavaria, on whose lap the boy Jesus is seated. 3 angelic figures at their feet symbolise Passau's 3 rivers. The figure with the heads of grain in her hair is the Danube, which flows through the fruitful Bavarian alluvial plain. The figure with the pearls in her braids is the Ilz, in which fresh water mussels flourish even today that, in turn, produce valuable pearls. Last but not least, the figure wearing the Tyrolean hat is the Inn, which originates in the Alps.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Still today, mention of the Romance of the Rhine conjures up a picture of the mighty state rock between Kaub and St. Goarhausen called the Loreley. Downstream the river was squeezed into its narrowest and deepest point; even in the 19th century, reefs and rapids made it extremely dangerous for ships and rafts to pass this point, so a tree bells warning told the crew it was time to pray. Moreover the rock was already famous in the early Middle Ages for its good echo, thought to be ghostly voices.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
These photos were taken during our trip in United Kingdom or England. We spent our Christmas and New Year with the help of my sister in-law. She is station in Lakenheath, England. She showed us how beautiful London is. We did enjoy our stays there.
Have a nice day...
Monday, June 1, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Have a nice day to y'all....
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
These photos were taken last April in Innsbruck, Austria during my daughter's spring break . I took these photos because I'm a collectable person. I collected some good stuffs but these one couldn't have it because the price is way too expensive so taking these pictures just reminding me that I can't have everything I want, he he...I have been a member of Swarovski crytals since 2003 and I remembered when first time I started to collect, they only sells christmas decorations, disney characters, different kind of fishes, insects and animals. But now they expanded their imagination by doing or making more jewelry and they even have shoe and bra(???). Good thing, I didn't see any underwear??? he he...What else they could think of next??? I guess the bra is also just diplay because if they wear it, how they will wash it or maybe just one time use? ha ha ha...he he he....Remember the Victoria's Secret most expensive underwear and bra that made of diamonds? I remebered when Heide Klums wore it, did she own it or what? I told my husband if he has a million dollars and buy me that lingerie, I won't wear it because once I wear it, I won't be able to display because it's been used!!!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Neuschwanstein Castle- Between 1869 and 1886 King Ludwig II of Bavaria had Neuschwanstein castle built on the Swan Rock, high above the beautiful Alpsee Lake and close to the thundering waters of the 45 meter high Pollat Gorge. The castle was designed by Eduard Riedel, the stage-painter Christian Jank and the architect Georg Dollmann. With its pointed towers, tall and slender, Neuschwanstein is a fantasy realized in stone. On May 13th 1868, the 23 year old King wrote to Wagner: "I intend to rebuild the old castle ruins of Hohenschwangau by the Pollat Gorge in the genuine style of the old German knightly fortresses....the spot is one of the most beautiful that one could ever find."
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Hohenschwangau Castle- standing on a wooded hill between two beautiful lakes-the Alpsee Lake and the Swan Lake. Hohenschwangau was originally the seat of the Lords of Schwangau in the 12th century.
Ludwig's father, Maximilan II, bought the ruins as Crown Prince in 1832 and had them rebuilt and romantically decorated by the designer and stage-painter Domenik Quaglio in the style of the middle ages.
Ludwig II spent a large part of his childhood and youth in Hohenschwangau Castle. It was here that he first came into contact with the saga of the Swan Knight Lohengrin, through the murals by Michael Neher and Lorenz Quaglio, and like his father, he came to feel a close bond to the Knights of Schwangau and their history.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Linderhof Palace- Built according to the Baroque and Rococco styles, Linderhof Palace, also known as the "The Royal Villa", is situated in Graswang valley in the vicinity of Cloister Ettal, and the "Passion-Play Village" of Oberammergau. This relatively small but richly endowed palace is set in parkland and gardens, covering a total area of almost 200 acres which blend perfectly with the impressive mountainous landscape.
Both the palace and the park represent fine examples of the varied and diverse lifestyle of the 19th century. In the gardens are to be found examples of French, Italian, and English horticultural and landscape styles, together with buildings such as the Moorish Kiosk, the Moroccan House, the "Hunding's Hut", and the "Hermits Hut", and the world-famous Venus Grotto. The palace itself portrays a glorification of absolute monarchy. The style of the palace draws on the great epoch of the french Baroque and Rococco rulers, principally the period of Louis XIV. and Louis XV. of France.
The rich and often ornate gold and silver decorations serve as "Picture Frames" for the works of art. Pictures, mirrors, statues as well as valuable fabrics and materials compete for the attention of the visitor. The royal rooms and chambers appear as precious jewel boxes which are almost too rich and too beautiful to live in. A fitting atmosphere for "The Last True King", (Paul Verlaine). The monarch spent the last eight years of his life almost exclusively at Linderhof Palace, which was always his favourite domicile. Ludwig visited France several times, especially the Palace of Versailles, in order to find inspiration and impetus for the overall design and construction of Linderhof Palace.
Me and my family posing in front of King Ludwig's Castle the Linderhof. One of the King's favorites and finished castle.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Pretty Women and very nice dress