Cloudy and Cool in Konstanz

23 Jun


Here I am a bit blown away by the gusty winds in Konstanz on the Bodensee in Germany.  Believe it or not there were two girls out swimming in the lake. They said the water was quite warm. The winds were cool and strong out here on the Hörnle, a piece of land that sticks out into the lake. You can see the buildings of Kreuzlingen, Switzerland behind me. But first admire the photo of my suitcase that caught up with me this morning at my hotel in Zurich. I said “Baby, I’ve missed you!”


In spite of oversleeping, I managed to get to the train on time, and had a very pleasant hour long ride into Konstanz.


It was very overcast and we drove around to various locations. Here is my cousin’s sailboat “Woge” moored at the marina.


And here I am with my cousin Hannes who I have not seen in 33 years. We’ve aged a little.


Here is Hannes’ wife Dorothee who posed in this very colorful setting by the lake.


Here she is again posing with one of the unique Peter Lenk sculptures seen in places around the Bodensee.


Another sculpture, this one said to be the artist’s wife.


Then we wandered through the old city of Konstanz.


Buildings here date back to the Middle Ages. We had dinner at the one on the left. Notice all the bicycles. People  ride bikes all over in Europe.


A painted building.


The city Maypole.


My lovely hosts, Dorothee and Hannes.



20 Responses to “Cloudy and Cool in Konstanz”

  1. bambangpriantono June 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    Wow, you can cross two countries from there! 🙂

  2. Deb Parks June 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    Glad to see this trip is finally going in the right direction for you!

    • Rosemarie June 23, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

      Thanks. It was looking if-y there for about 24 hours.

  3. cyardin June 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    Good to see your bags are back with their rightful owner. Trip back on track!

  4. ruthincolorado June 23, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    Love the painted building!

  5. john e. anglin June 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    Looks like you’re having a wonderful time with old friends.

  6. Bob Muenchausen June 23, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    Good for you!!! Glad to see you are enjoying yourself!!!

  7. NW Frame of Mind June 24, 2013 at 1:40 am #

    I am going to really enjoy following your travels!

  8. heavenhappens June 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Fabulous photos, I’m so glad you made it to Europe and your suitcase caught up with you. I have been to the Bodensee and it is a wonderful area. Enjoy every minute. Lovely place to have family.

    • Rosemarie June 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

      Thank you. Today we had a lot of rain and did not venture out very much. It allowed me some time to recuperate from jet lag.

      • heavenhappens June 26, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

        You are wise to take it steady and have some rest time. You will enjoy it all the more if you don’t overdo it! Gosh I sound like my mother bless her x

  9. Reggie June 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    What an extraordinary city – well-captured in images – and I am delighted to see your suitcase! 🙂

    • Rosemarie June 24, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

      The best thing that happened was my suitcase joining me. I am enjoying my time in Konstanz with my cousin and his wife.

  10. Colin Butterworth June 26, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    I am glad you got your suitcase back. The architecture is wonderful.

  11. Bastet June 27, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    What a wonderful walk…I felt like I was almost there…in fact I feel like jumping on a train and taking off right now…very inviting.

  12. Bastet June 27, 2013 at 5:34 am #

    Reblogged this on Bastet and Sekhmet and commented:
    Rosemarie is in Europe and sharing daily her vacation with us! I can’t wait to see her photos of Bolzano and our sister provence!

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