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Direktlänk till inlägg 23 juli 2016

SATURDAY JULY 23 in the evening

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 23 juli 2016 22:00

In Lorelei, we found a great parking space right by the river so we stopped and went for a walk.

 

You really don't expect and cars on these narrow cobblestoned streets, but they're driving both ways on them and bikes and pedestrians, dogs altogether good thing it isn't very busy .Most cars here aren't very big and I suppose there's a reason for that.

   


Whoopi woohoo, I found a store I recognize. There was an entire wall of wine for sale in there

 


what tomato grows in perfect strings like this?

 

 

When you're driving along and you come to a sign with a red cross, it's a detour so Alice in the box goes stir crazy, and Mom are telling her to take it easy we'll get back on track eventually, but it is annoying

 

 


The Lorelei is a 132 m (433 ft) high, steep slate rock on the right bank of the River Rhine.
The translation of the name Loreley (in German) would be: "murmuring rock". The heavy currents and a small waterfall in the area created a murmuring sound, and this combined with the special echo the rock produces to act as a sort of amplifier, giving the rock its name. The murmuring is hard to hear today owing to the urbanization of the area.

   

The rock and the murmur it creates have inspired various tales. An old legend envisioned dwarfs living in caves in the rock.In 1801, German author Clemens Brentano composed his ballad Zu Bacharach am Rheine. It first told the story of an enchanting female associated with the rock. In the poem, the beautiful Lore Lay, betrayed by her sweetheart, is accused of bewitching men and causing their death. Rather than sentence her to death, the bishop consigns her to a nunnery. On the way there , accompanied by three knights, she comes to the Lorelei rock. She asks permission to climb it and view the Rhine once again. She does so and thinking that she sees her love in the Rhine, falls to her death; the rock still retained an echo of her name afterward.


 

In 1824, Heinrich Heine seized on and adapted Brentano's theme in one of his most famous poems, Die Lorelei. It describes the eponymous female as a sort of siren who, sitting on the cliff above the Rhine and combing her golden hair, unwittingly distracted shipmen with her beauty and song, causing them to crash on the rocks. In 1837 Heine's lyrics were set to music by Friedrich Silcher in the art song Lorelei that became well known in German-speaking lands. A setting by Franz Liszt was also favored and over a score of other musicians have set the poem to music.
There's countless of artists that are inspired by Lorelei and one is the composer Felix Mendelssohn began an opera in 1846 based on the legend of the Lorelei Rhine maiden for Swedish soprano Jenny Lind. However, he died before he had the chance to finish it.

Mom decided she really wanted to take a boat trip on the Rhein, and so we did. Such a gorgeous place still 95 F (34C) so here again Mom decided to order a beer while we waited for the boat to take us up the river and back. 

 

 

 

The girl in charge of tying up the boat couldn't stop cuddling with me in between the stops, and I didn't mind one bit.

 

 

This trip took us 4 hours and was well worth the 15 Euros but Mom was so stupid she forgot her spare battery for the camera, and of course she ran out of juice......oh well lesson learned

       

 

It was an awesome ride

Mom has been noticing that Lucy may have a problem with her brakes but had no luck in Germany.

We are now just over the border in Holland (we didn't even notice when we crossed the border)

and we have two repair shops that may be able to help so we are  staying at a campsite for 2 nights in a row. That hasn't happened in a long time. Feels good for a change, and Mom thinks so too.

   

 


that's all folks

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Selma

23 juli 2016 23:13

Oh Aldi My mom likes that! Do you have it in america? Make her buy some wine Buttons. Better than all that beer:=) love selma

 
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24 juli 2016 18:24

we sure do, one really close to where we live. Mom likes beer better in the heat

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I like to walk on this promenade! I feel good when morning stroll along the beach

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Av EvaLena Hallgren - Måndag 13 aug 20:43


Last night we spent by this river and we both slept very well as the wind rocked us to sleep. In the morning it was sunny and it looked like it'll turn out to another gorgeous day.   there is not much traffic here and it could feel pretty lonely...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Söndag 12 aug 06:12

Just woke up and we're parked by a lake in the middle of nowhere, at least that's what I think but Mom says she knows exactly where we are and where we're going.................so we'll see. We've been visiting with Moms cousins in their gorgeous l...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Fredag 10 aug 07:01

An entire week has been gone by since my update and that's because Mom says we don't have much to tell right now. We are at Mom's puppy town and visiting so many homes eating and eating and eating and in between, we do "fika" I have most wrapped ...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Fredag 3 aug 06:42

we finally made it to Mom's puppy town and now parked at a cousins house. On the way North there are two bridges that frighten Mom terribly, and this is one of them. It's like Swedens Golden Gate, very tall so Mom has to concentrate on looking at a...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Torsdag 2 aug 02:48

As we have done every year we stopped at the small village where Mom often stayed as a puppy, only this time the lady I had wrapped around my paw had passed over the rainbow bridge,but since I really didn't want to believe she had left, I did make a ...

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