Early morning in the pasarelle

Nov 7, 2023 | Picture | France | Germany

During the previous weekend, I went on a nice bike ride to purchase a few items for breakfast. My journey took me across the Franco-German border, crossing "la Pasarelle des Trois" Pays bridge. As I pedaled along, the sun began to raise casting a beautiful multicolored hue on the horizon, while birds were flying from one side to the other, I couldn't resist the urge to stop and capture a photo. You can see above the results.

Freiburg from the top of Schlossbergbahn

Feb 28, 2022 | Picture | Germany | Europe

View of the Freiburg im Breisgau city center, including the cathedral from the top Schlossbergbahn last weekend.

Nice sky patterns in Berlin

Jun 15, 2017 | Picture | Berlin | Germany

A couple of days I was walking back to my place in Berlin, look up and saw those nice patterns in the sky that you can observe in the picture above. A couple of times I mentioned in this blog how the Sky in Berlin is one of the highlights of this city.

Only lighthouse in Bavaria

Sep 16, 2016 | Picture | europe | germany

A couple of days ago we visited Lindau, a major town and an island on the eastern side of Lake Constance. We stayed at a hotel in the Island that's connected with the mainland by a road-traffic bridge. The current harbour of this island was built in 1856 and the iconic Lion sculpture and lighthouse mark the entrance of this port. An interesting fact is that this lighthouse is the only one in Bavaria!

Mobile internet users in Europe

Sep 15, 2016 | Map | Europe | Germany

Eurostat published some very interesting stats regarding the mobile internet connectivity of the EU citizens in the Information society section of the Eurostat regional yearbook publication. The map above shows the countries with the largest and smallest percentage of users browsing the internet through mobile devices in cities. It was not surprising to see the nordic countries at the top of the list, but I wasn't aware Italy was at the bottom.

Here is a barchart with the countries sorted by percentage:

Ludwig and his Neuschwanstein Castle

Sep 14, 2016 | Picture | Europe | Germany

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria and I learned about the interesting history behind this castle. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria, as a refuge from his constitutional monarchy duties, in order to revive his romantic dreams of the medieval king figures. The guide described how the king was deemed insane, he was arrested and died mysteriously. We were discussing yesterday with my GF that insane or not but he brought good fortunes to this region of Germany for sure!.

German border in Görlitz

Aug 7, 2016 | Europe | Germany | Picture

The german border in the eastern part with Poland is located in the town of Görlitz that before 1945 it was a single town. This border post shows the end of the country

Interesting Picture In Vitra Design Museum

Mar 19, 2016 | Germany | Europe | Picture

Interesting picture taken today in the vitra design museum when sun was starting to come down.