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Daytrip to Regensburg

It’s been a while since we have gotten out just to explore a new city besides our own.  OK, that’s not true.  Jeff and I went to Regensburg two weeks ago on a daytime date while Amelia was in school.  But that doesn’t really count for two reasons: 1. We wasted most of our time there looking for a decent cup of coffee (and never finding one, despite ordering three each– yikes, I think we have a big problem) and had to rush to pick Amelia up from school. 2. My camera ran out of batteries after about six shots.  So, yesterday was the day to really check it out.  The drive is only 45 minutes!

Regensburg is a medieval city along the Danube, and the area we visited is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It was really cool to see all of the amazing architecture, ranging widely from the 12th century on up, until modern times.  I love all of the details and statues, especially built into buildings, like this deer.  I’ll just mostly show you pictures, with some commentary. If you find photo-heavy posts tedious, well… you might want to move along.  This one is heavy indeed.

 Fancy!

 If I could read German, I’d be able to figure something out about all of these faces and emblems on the buildings.


 But we weren’t just there for the culture– we needed to go shopping, badly!  I would have loved to stop into this jewelry store, but it was closed.  Isn’t the outside so lovely?

 You cannot to tell AT ALL in this picture, but it was super cold, and Amelia was just miserable.
I was too, since I had not brought a good, warm coat.   We went shopping and fixed that.  Jeff could have accused me of strategically under-dressing, but instead he congratulated me and took a picture of me in my wimple-like hood.
 I love the beautiful exteriors of all of these shops.

 So interesting to see buildings from different eras lined up next to each other.

Neupfarrkirrche.  I couldn’t find much English information on it, but it’s clearly a church, and has been recently restored.

 This is the Dom, the very famous cathedral in Regensburg.  It was founded in 1275 and completed in 1634, with the exception of the towers, which were finished in 1869. I have to say, every inch of it is beautiful and photographable. I had a hard time paring down the ones I wanted to show you.

 
 
Inside the arches of the Dom.  Of course we had to prove that we were really there…
 
 

Waving to all the passersby, that’s our friendly girl!
And the local doggy…
 This is the Church of St. Ulrich. It was built early in the 13th Century as a palace chapel. Now it’s both a parish church and a museum of religious art.  We just peaked inside, we’ll go all the way in next time.  The outside had plenty to marvel at!

 

 
  

 A little rooftop gardening.

 The city gate and watchtower.


 We’ll see you again, you fascinating city, you!

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9 Responses to Daytrip to Regensburg

  1. doro October 24, 2010 at 6:35 pm #

    What a fun trip. What a gorgeous town. I love your new coat :-).

  2. Anonymous October 25, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    Wow, I love your pictures. What kind of camera do you have? I love old buildings, flowers and cute shops, too.
    Uncle Kirk says “hi”.
    Aunt Getchen

  3. ShackelMom October 25, 2010 at 12:51 am #

    Wonderful pictures! I love to see the things your shoot, the same things I would shoot, I think! Love your coat and Amelia’s coat too! Jeff, you look very dashing!

  4. Michelle Reyes-Guerrero October 25, 2010 at 5:10 am #

    Awesome pictures and composition, Ariana! What a georgeous place to explore and indulge in the beauty… You all look happy!

  5. Elie October 27, 2010 at 2:39 am #

    Ah, I love European cities, big and small. And I love your hood!

  6. Ariana October 28, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    A. Gretchen, I have an Olympus C5050 zoom digital camera. It is an older one, and was passed on to me by Jeff’s dad. It’s nothing fancy or expensive, but I am SO happy with how easy it is to take decent photos. I need to actually read the instructions manual at some point…

  7. Amanda October 30, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    Love all your pics, particularly the ones with you guys in them! What a good looking family! Ariana, I love the shot of you with your hood up! You look gorgeous! I also love the shot with Amelia and Jeff!

  8. Ariana October 31, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Thanks Amanda! I always feel a little awkward about putting pictures of myself up, or too many of the family– but then I remember how much I love seeing friends and family on their blogs!

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