Monday, September 7, 2009

a weekend in the black forest ...

The past 2 days i spent with my husband & two of our closest friends down in the black forest, seeing well a whole lot of trees amongst other things. I wish we'd had more time but you know the military, they don't always take our vacationing plans into account so we just had to make the most of the time we had.
Setting off at stupid o'clock Saturday morning we had a fun "road trip" down to the region stopping off at Alpirsbach, a little town in the middle of nowhere, home to a famous monastery & wow how about that a brewery! So we spent a couple of hours wondering around there, seeing the monastery & of course sampling the beer ... although guess who got to drive! yes that's right i missed out on this bit of fun.

So after the monastery we headed to Freiburg where we would be spending the night, the biggest city in the black forest it really wasn't that nice. We checked out the sights (including the church) & finally found ourselves a nice little Irish pub. Yes i rock at tracking down the Irish pubs where we succeeded in running up a nice little tab & i kicked ass at darts! From there it was just a short stumble back to the hotel & a wonderful nights sleep.
Our plan for Sunday was to head to Triberg to check out the waterfalls, the highest in Germany. They were ummmm pretty, full of tourists & not exactly as grand as i imagined but the town was pretty & we had fun. We hiked up to the top (not that far) & i had fun messing around with my new cable release for my camera, shooting slow shutter speed images of the waterfalls that is until it broke. I will be returning it tomorrow.
& then it was time for ice cream when i shot this, messing about with my camera in the ice cream shop & ended up with this image which i love. So that was my weekend, i got to see some cool stuff, take some new images, & experiment with all kinds of photographic stuff. I hope everyone else had a great one.


  1. Sounds like a fun weekend, and those images are great! Love the look of the waterfalls with that slow shutter speed :)

  2. You are a nut! The pictures are great!

  3. You had a super weekend it seems! Breathtaking photos!

  4. Wow sounds like so much fun! You got some great shots! I love the waterfalls!

  5. Great shots... Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Glad you had fun!