maandag 1 november 2010

guess where I've been

Last week was the fall holidays, and my boyfriend and I decided to go on a last minute vacation to the amazing forests in our neighbour country Germany.

We spent a whole week in a little house in the middle of the Bayerische Wald. Large parst of this old forrest are Urwald wich means there hasn't been any intervention or medling with nature from humans for centuries! The birth, growth and decay of trees is all regulated by nature itself. The most beautiful surrounings you've ever seen! You can walk in these forests for hours, find many idyllic scenes with little creeks, crooked trees and secret paths, and not see a single person on your way. It is not so strange that the German forests are the birthplace of the brothers Grimm fairytales!

The wonderfull forests are not the only nice thing about Germany! Beside the good food and the very kind people there are also countless castles and other beautifull old buildings.
If you think France is the only country with refined and pretty buildings and interiours, think again!

We visited Schwangau, where king Ludwig 2 his unfinished fairytale castle 'Neuschwanstein' is built. Rumour has it Walt Disney based his sleeping beauty and cinderella castle on Neuschwanstein. And this is probably the part where it gets interresting: pictures!

King Ludwig 2 his bedroom in Neuschwanstein castle:

King Ludwig2 his fathers castle, where Ludwig grew up:

Later on I'll show you the books I bought, filled with pictures from the interior of the castles Ludwig2 has build. (yes he had many, beside Neuschwanstein!) Wich form a great source of inspiration for my dollhouse that I'm building now!

4 opmerkingen:

  1. What a beautiful vacation! I can imagine you got very inspired, so much to dream about... The pictures are lovely, I look forward to seeing the books. :)

  2. Germany is a wonderful place, maybe even better than France!!
    the buildings and the spectacle of nature speak for themselves, I am sure that Walt Disney is in love with this place, and decided to build on this castle for Cinderella!
    I'd like to travel again in this wonderful place, I hope he can put more photos!
    Thank you, fabulous images!

  3. How beautiful it looks Anneke !
    And some snow too - very romantic ^_^

  4. whow what a fantastic pictures did you make of the casttle, And germany is so beautiful. And the bedroom is really stunning.

    Gr Ilonka