I took this shot of lush ferns while hiking through a moody forest? no! swipe to the left and see why you don't always need a lot of time or effort to take a nice photo. beauty can be found around every corner or even in a flower pot. 🌿 #fern#lush#green
The #castle we see today towering above the scenic town of #cochem on the #moselle river is not the castle that originally stood there in the 12th century. that castle had a long and colorful history until french king louis xiv had his troops obliterate it in 1689. 🏰 the castle remained a colorful stone ruin for 180 years until wealthy berlin businessman louis ravené decided to buy the ruins and rebuild the castle in 1868. but he was not interested in restoring it to its original romanesque style and condition. he had his architects create a neo-gothic castle that could serve as a summer residence for his family. (interestingly, ravené did this in the same year that bavarian king ludwig ii began construction on his romanesque revival neuschwanstein castle, also built upon the ruins of an old castle.) 🧙♀️however, some original romanesque and gothic elements, including the four-story octagonal tower and the hexenturm (“witches tower”), were incorporated into ravené’s new castle. the witches tower gets its name from the time when legend claims it was used to try women for witchcraft – by throwing them out of an upper window!
Anzeige | what to do in 24h? call two friends. get in the car. drive 350km. go on a sunset hike. get some good local food. sleep 3 hours. go on a sunrise hike. breakfast with a view. drive back 350km. totally worth it! shot taken with my @nikondeutschland d850 | nikkor 24-70mm 1:2,8 e ed vr | f/5,0 | 1/125sec. | iso100 #nikonfamily
Happy easter! 🐣 enjoy the long weekend with your family and loved ones. i am out for a long hike today. later i will have a nice break and enjoy the first fresh asparagus of the season. who else likes asparagus as much as i do? 🥚 #happyeaster