If these are not petunias in Germany’s
I will give up trying to name my flowers.
Cuckoo Clock Factory.
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through Switzerland’s and Europe’s villages
which differ so much to their Australian counterparts.
All these villages and bridges surrounded by mountains
the likes of which I have never seen where
I have lived in Australia.
Eventually arriving at Europe’s
largest plains waterfall (Google)…
The Rhine Falls, in mid afternoon.
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..
This would have been a good spot for a photo also.
A parting galnce at the Rhine Falls and…..
we bade Rhine Falls
continued our journey
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the Cuckoo Clock factory.
A short walk found us at the main building,
which was designed as a huge cuckoo clock…
with figurines waltzing around the balcony
to mark the hour of the day.
Although photos do not do it justice, I thought
the best part was being able to see
what happens behinds the scenes.
We were given a short talk about cuckoo clocks,
which are all made from Black Forest wood, I believe…
and shown various types of clocks…
The clocks were beautiful, however…
being hand-made many had price tag reflecting
the number of hours it took
to create this work of art.
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.
So! After all that looking, listening and photographing,
in congenial surroundings, it was time…
for a slice of Black Forest cake
before continuing on our journey.
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Germany’s Rhineland District.
of the road…just like everyone else.
Trains were speeding by at speeds never seen in Australia.
And so close to the roadway.
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.
These houses a certainly situated on the banks
of the Rhine River.
Finally we arrived for our lunch break at the
Cuckoo Clock Factory which makes Cuckoo Clocks
from the Black Forest wood.
Floral Friday Challenge.
Back to Germany’s Rhineland district this week.
Sun shining through leaves is one of my favourites.
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.