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January 9, 2014

I’ll Just Add Another Timber To My Design…

Filed under: GERMANY,Monschau — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

In continuation of yesterday’s post, we find ourselves in the pretty, but  heavingly touristic German town of Monschau.

It’s to be expected since it’s August 2012 and the height of the tourist season, so our little group naturally adds to the masses.

Once Himself has found a place to park the car further afield, he rejoins us and we start to take a look around. There is enough here to keep Velvetine and I amused for days: there are three hundred year old half-timbered buildings and decorative architecture surround us and we could be busy taking photographs until our cameras cried for mercy if we really set our minds to it.

The summer’s day is very hot, so the narrow streets and their deep shade is most welcome but the skies above are slowly starting to show threatening rain clouds so we descide to take photographs and have lunch around this area of town and not try and do the castle as well today.The half timbered buildings are full of quirky details and designs, there is symetery (of a kind) in some of them, since after three hundred years the timbers may be straight, but the walls are not any longer. Maybe this is where Mondriaan got his inspiration?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monschau

1 Comment »

  1. Lovely! I can see why it’s become a tourist stop.

    Comment by Carrie — January 9, 2014 @ 4:03 am | Reply


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