Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bamberg, Germany 2015

Today started with a lecture about World War II from a German political historian, which thrilled both Leo and I because we would rather listen to a historian than to a tour guide, and then headed out for our walking tour of Bamberg.  Our bus stopped at the edge of the old town, which landed us in front of a Segway rental shop, and we decided to ditch our tour guide and take our own tour on Segways.  What a ride!

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Bamberg, Germany 2015


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Happy 4th of July!  I miss America on this special day of the year, as I am thankful to be an American, but we are having a lot of fun on our honeymoon.  We explored Rothenberg and ditched our guides today because Leo and I were debating about a work topic, I know we are on vacation, and forgot our headsets on the boat.  This was the best day ever!  We explored the medieval walls of Rothenberg and made our way around the city.  We prefer each other’s company over  most and bought items in the Christmas store, ate a true Italian lunch, and visited St. Jakobs church.  I love visiting European churches!

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Rothenberg, Germany 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Today we explored the Wurzburger Residenz, which is a 300 room palace built for the Bishop of Wurzberger, which was devastated in World War II.  Only 10% of the town and palace survived World War II and our German guide said the British bombed Wurzburger at the end of the war for absolutely no reason except they were following orders to bomb all cities over 100K in population.  The reality was the British bombed Wurzburger three weeks before they invaded it because the Germans were refusing to give up and since I am an American of Jewish heritage, I had absolutely zero sympathy for this bombing, we didn't start this war and took every means to finish it.  My ancestors on my fathers side where German/Jewish and I know I lost relatives during World War II and thank God every day that I am an American.  I do love the art, the Germans have an eccentric, strange sense of humor and taste in art, but I love the passion I captured in my pictures.

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015

Lisa Laporte:  Wurzberg, Germany 2015