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Regen und Rest

24 Jun

Regen und Rest

Rain and rest. We began the day with big plans, but the weather had other ideas. In the morning we drove along the Seerhein, the Rhein River as it flows from the Bodensee into the Untersee to the west. There was light mist or rain as we pulled into Gottlieb, Switzerland. This is a beautiful historically restored area as you can see from the window and the side of the building. I didn’t realize that I had been here before. See two views of this building, one taken today, and one in 1971. You will notice many more cars on the sunny day.

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Here by the Untersee Hannes and Dorothee are standing near very high water. The frequent rains have made the lakes swell in size.

 

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The rains have also been extremely kind to the plants and flowers, especially the roses, which are currently in full bloom.

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When the weather is bad, it is a good time to visit old churches to stay inside. Here is the interior of a chapel on the residence of Napoleon’s nephew, who came to live in Ermatingen, Switzerland, canton of Thurgau.

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Next we drove over the dam lined with ancient poplars to the island of Reichenau in the Untersee.

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Here was the ancient church of St. Georg, who fought the dragon. This church was closed to preserve the paintings on the walls.

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We did, however, visit the old monastery on the island, and we could enter here. A very beautiful church interior.

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The painted arches drew my attention because they resemble so closely the painted arches in the mosque in Cordoba, Spain.

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A crypt cover for one of the previous bishops.

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A small side altar.

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Outside the stone pavement was wet from the persistent rain.

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Nearby we stopped to buy fish, and here was a fisherman hard at work on a dreary day.

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Then we gave up on our exploration to return home, where we spent the afternoon talking about our family tree, sharing old photos, and taking a blessed nap. I’m still fighting jetlag.

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10 Responses to “Regen und Rest”

  1. Deborah Bloom June 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    Your photos look wonderful! Hope you catch up on some rest. Best, Debbie

    Sent from my iPad

  2. john e. anglin June 25, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Enjoying following your journey.

    • Rosemarie June 25, 2013 at 4:17 am #

      Thanks, John. It is an adventure. Recapturing times back in my 20’s.

  3. Linda Arthur Tejera June 25, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    Wonderful photos. Amazing history.

    • Rosemarie June 25, 2013 at 4:18 am #

      Thank you. History extends far back into the past in Europe.

    • Rosemarie June 25, 2013 at 4:18 am #

      Thank you. In Europe history extends far back into the past.

  4. hitandrun1964 June 25, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Great pictures.

  5. Heyjude June 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    Take care on those wet cobbles Rosemarie, they can be quite treacherous! Hope you get some sun soon 🙂

    • Rosemarie June 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

      It was mostly dry and cloudy today with a little bit of rain. The sun is out now at 17:00.

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