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A Summer Sunday in Bavaria

March 24, 2019 | travel | No Comments

S-Bahn to Icking for a Sunday morning chamber music concert: Beethoven, Schnittke and Wolf. Followed by some krustenbraten at a local Biergarten. And a walk around Wolfratshausen on the Loisach.

In the Dachauer Moos

March 23, 2019 | travel | No Comments

A footpath following bridleways (and some country roads) between Markt Indersdorf and Petershausen parallels the Jakobsweg along the Glonn river northwest of Munich. Once again the path starts with a 12th century Abbey, Augustinian this time: the Assumption of Mary, St. Peter and Paul, now operated as a school. Rolling countryside with views across the […]

DomQuartier Salzburg

March 21, 2019 | travel | No Comments

In 2014 Salzburg completed a substantial restoration of the episcopal buildings surrounding its 17th century cathedral. There are a couple of different entrances, both of which link to a circle tour that includes several museums and the public and private apartments of the prince-bishops. The entrance next to the main entrance to the cathedral seems […]

No Visit to Regensburg

March 20, 2019 | travel | No Comments

Is complete without a visit to St Peter’s. A 13th century French Gothic cathedral and UNESCO world heritage site. The stone work, inside and out, is incomparable and the stained glass is supposed to be the most extensive medieval workmanship (15th century) north of the Alps.

It Should Have Been a Walk in the Park

March 17, 2019 | travel | No Comments

The Isartal south of Munich is mostly a wildlife preserve (Naturschutzgebiet) with well-developed trails along both banks of the Isar. A walk from Schäftlarn to Wolfratshausen looked to be in the cards. Start at Schäftlarn Abbey, a working Benedictine monastery founded in the 8th century but redone in Bavarian baroque. High winds over the past […]

Sometimes the Best Travel…

March 9, 2019 | travel | No Comments

Is in your own backyard. Time for a last ramble after recent rains on the Beaudry Motorway above Glendale. The Deer Creek Conservation Area is my access to the Verdugo Mountains between Glendale, Burbank, Sunland , La Crescenta and Tujunga.

Upcoming Itinerary

March 6, 2019 | Europe, March 2019, travel | No Comments

Later this month we leave for Munich. After some time to acclimatize we will head to Greece for a trip through Epirus, Thessaly and Macedonia. Byzantine art and architecture, the classical and Jewish heritage of these regions are among the motivating purposes for this part of the trip. See you soon.