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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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Av EvaLena Hallgren - Lördag 22 juli 05:55


First off I want to apologize to all our friends following us. I have begged and pleaded to Mom to help me write, I even barked a few times, to no avail. She says since we're back in Sweden now there's not much to write about it's just same old same ...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Tisdag 11 juli 06:39


Here we go again, as soon as Mom get together with her friends she forgets to help me write my blog. She says it's because we have nothing interesting to share, we eat, we rest, we chat. Yeah, but I have something to say and I feel neglected............

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Lördag 8 juli 08:36


I like to rapport that even the older generation has succumbed to this habit by the dinner table, (they only need larger devices)........... Makes Mom crazy, but on the other hand at this age, these two probably already said everything that needs to ...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Onsdag 5 juli 22:04


We're still at the Mosel river, and this time in a small town called Winningen. The entire drive is only 130 miles, but with so many stops and looking around it's slow going, not that I mind, but it's getting really hot again, and I'm longing for the...

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Tisdag 4 juli 17:33


I'm really happy spending time here in Germany today because I don't have to deal with fireworks that frighten me so every year.   So, we left Avignon and Mom knew we had to make it to Germany to get the propane filled and that's 480 miles, and ...

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