Monday, December 15, 2014

52 photos #32

It's the season - so this week's theme for the 52 photos challenge is


The Amaryllis is one of the favorite Christmas flowers in Austria. Red and truly spectacular.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

52 photos #31

This makes me happy


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Weekend Reflection

New York City (scroll down to see more pictures of my trip to the US)

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Friday, December 5, 2014

My fabulous vacation in the US - Part V

We spent most of our last day in New York City in Central Park. It was a beautiful, sunny day. We walked and talked and listened to some music, we drank coffee and sat in the sun - what a wonderful relaxing day.

Here are some impressions of Central Park to show you the beauty of this recreational area in the middle of a bustling city.

These were the highlights of our journey. I hope you enjoyed the pictures (there will be one more tomorrow).

Thursday, December 4, 2014

My fabulous vacation in the US - Part IV

Our last destination in the US was New York City. It's one of the most interesting and lively cities I know. Amazing buildings, great shops, every sort of food you can imagine and lots of people. I just love it!

The Big Apple is a city full of contrasts,

a city full of old

and of new.

A city with many bridges,

unexpected specs of color

and a lot of light.

We have been on the Empire State Building

and we took the ferry and passed by the Statue of Liberty

and Ellis Island 

and landed on the most southern point of Manhattan.

New York City has so many museums that you can't count them.

A very moving experience was our visit to the 9/11 memorial and the new World Trade Center. There is a new tower and a museum. And exactly on the sites of the Twin Towers are two basins, the same size as the towers were, with waterfalls on all side. Around the basins one can find the names of the persons who lost their lives on this day. I think this is a beautiful solution for this site.

One of the attractions in New York City is Central Park. We spent a whole lot of time there and I will show you pictures of this recreation area tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My fabulous vacation in the US - Part III

As I told you yesterday when we were in New Orleans we took a swamp tour. A bus took us out there and then a motorboat took us around Perl River and in the swamps. It was a great experience. The captain of our boat was a fisherman like his father and grandfather and therefore he knew a lot about the animals and the plants of the region - and he was also a pretty funny guy.

The swamps of Louisiana are not only rich in wildlife but also a really beautiful place. But see for yourself.