April 30, 2006

The Quiet Side







Here is myself being not so busy, taking time for a bike ride with my father in law in their little village in Germany. We try and go for a month every year and visit them and travel around. I love this field behind their house with the tiny tiny chapel in the middle. We ususally go in August so it is very warm, great for biking and usually towards the end of our visit we get to see the big combine come and cut the wheat, behind their home. Here are a few more photos of Enniger... the little village just outside of the city of Muenster where my dear husband grew up. He then moved to the city and never left.(until he married me!) Muenster is a city of 250,000 people and houses a major University and design school (where said husband taught). The city is know for having the most bicyles in the world and the entire city has roads with seperate bike paths and separate side walks all through it. It is also won the title of THE most liveable city in the world . It truly is lovely! They planned a lot of green space into the city so it is beautiful, cosmopolitan as well as easy to navagite on foot or bike. It is built on a series of rings around the city center where the Dom is and one ring is called the Promenade. This beautifully wide bikepath is enjoyed by everyone on a daily basis and houses "flea markets" in the summer. You can shop till you drop for most anything you can imagine! There is a beautiful Altstadt in the center and it respects the history yet has a very hip feel as well - (due to the Univesity crowd) all wrapped into one city. There is a lovely Art Museum as well as a new Picasso museum featuring Picasso's Graphic work and some of the presses he used which opened up about four years ago. Public art is most everywhere ... So here are a few random shots to show you that Susan can relax! Wink - wink!
The word for the day is ... brilliant! ... as in the sun shining, your newest idea, and someone with a lot of brain power.

7 comments:

Funky Finds said...

It looks absolutely delightful!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

You have heart and soul in two worlds, two homes made into one. What a treasure chest you have in this!

Dee said...

Oh, I am very envious. We spent two weeks in Munich a few years ago for husband's work. I was able to walk everywhere and see art and take in local culture during the day; when he returned to the hotel, we would explore things he wanted to see. It was fantastic, because our hotel was right next to the Englischergarten. (sp?) We had such a blast there and spending time in the surrounding areas. I wish more of our American cities had thought to plan more green spaces, like Munich. It makes living in the city so much more tolerable. :)

andrea said...

I enjoyed the photos. I've never been to Muenster but I have been as close as Hannover and Dusseldorf.

Sheri Burhoe said...

Wow ! Great pics ! :)

Pat said...

You know I just love that picture of you and Rainer ~~ a beautiful happy couple. And an on-line store WOW. Pat

andrea said...

Oh those pictures were wonderful. Gosh Susan you are just so lovely. You look very happy too. Great shots and what a wonderful place to live and visit.
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