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Delicious was the only word

applicable to this…



…Black Forest Cake we sampled at

the Cuckoo Clock Factory

in Rhineland.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Delicious

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If these are not petunias in Germany’s

Rhineland District…

I will give up trying to name my flowers.

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Rhine Falls

 
We left the Cuckoo Clock factory and traveled on….

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 through Switzerland’s and Europe’s villages

which differ so much to their Australian counterparts.

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All these villages and bridges surrounded by mountains

the likes of which I have never seen where

I have lived in Australia.

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Eventually arriving at Europe’s

largest plains waterfall (Google)

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The Rhine Falls, in mid afternoon.

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Having been on The Maid of the Mist at

Canada’s Horseshoe Falls at Niagara

I would have loved to have joined these tourists,

however, time was of the essence..

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This would have been a good spot for a photo also.

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A parting galnce at the Rhine Falls and…..

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we bade Rhine Falls

Farewell and

continued our journey

to Lucerne.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Last week we had just arrived at…

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the Cuckoo Clock factory.

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A short walk found us at the main building,

which was designed as a huge cuckoo clock…

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 with figurines waltzing around the balcony

to mark the hour of the day.

 

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Although photos do not do it justice, I thought

the best part was being able to see

what happens behinds the scenes.

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We were given a short talk about cuckoo clocks,

which are all made from Black Forest wood, I believe…

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and shown various types of clocks…

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The clocks were beautiful, however…

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being hand-made many had price tag reflecting

the number of hours it took

to create this work of art.

rhineland_cuckoo_0089As we left the factory we reminded how far were from home.

The pointer above Shanghai points to Sydney some 16,606 kilometres.

Add another 878km via the inland route (8 hours drive),

or 1,380km along the coast road (18 hours drive) to that journey

for those of us who live in or near Melbourne.

Thank goodness for air travel.

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So!  After all that looking, listening and photographing,

in congenial surroundings, it was time…

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for a slice of Black Forest cake

before continuing on our journey.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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We left Amsterdam bound for

Germany’s Rhineland District.

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Our coach driver was still driving on the wrong side

of the road…just like everyone else.

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Trains were speeding by at speeds never seen in Australia.

And so close to the roadway.

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I have to be honest I do not know if this shot was

taken as we left Amsterdam or

while on our Rhine River Cruise.

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These houses a certainly situated on the banks

of the Rhine River.

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Finally we arrived for our lunch break at the

Cuckoo Clock Factory which makes Cuckoo Clocks

from the Black Forest wood.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

 

Floral Friday-16-1811

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Floral Friday Challenge.

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Back to Germany’s Rhineland district this week.

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 Sun shining through leaves is  one of my favourites.

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And we all agreed that roundabouts like this one

were miles in front of ours.

We saw a roundabout which had grass

nearly half a metre high on it until a few weeks ago.

It looked terrible..particularly when viewed

with this and others in mind.

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Floral Friday

Floral Friday

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