Architectural Pink

Jude’s Travel Words blog’s Life in Colour challenge this month is the color pink, and this week’s focus is on pink architecture.

I found a lot of pink buildings (and other colors) in Germany, when we were on a river cruise. These three are in Bamberg.

More in Nuremburg

Here’s a lovely balcony in Regensburg.

These are in Passau.

And finally, much closer to home, is a pink painted shop in Highwood, Illinois.

Here’s the doorway:

CFFC: Two- and Three-Wheels Around the World

Cee continues her transportation theme in her Fun Foto Challenge with motorcycles, tricycles, and bicycles.

Sunday Stills: Getting It Straight

Terri Webster Schrandt has a Sunday photo challenge, Sunday Stills. The theme this week is straight.

Apartment building (Woodstock, IL)

Here’s a place I’ve really been missing the last few months – the library! (Des Plaines, IL)


Under these floor tiles, several hundred people were buried during the Middle Ages! (Oude Kerk, Amsterdam)

Bridges: Pegasus Bridge (Normandy, France)

Bridge over a river on the border of Germany and Austria (near Scharding, Austria)

A tall house (Mont St-Michel, France)

Entrance to a graveyard (Merville-Franceville-Plage, France)

A straight and narrow street in Passau, Germany

Ornate fence in front of the World Museum in Vienna, Austria

Square Tops: Top Dogs!

There is a dachshund museum in Passau, Germany! Outside are dachshund statues stacked on top of each other.

The top dogs in these photos are the planters!
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Due to lack of time, I did not go inside the museum.

Becky’s April Squares with the topic of TOPS!

CFFC: Upward

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is about pointing your camera upward!

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Moose antlers chandelier at Claim Jumper Restaurant in Hoffman Estates, IL

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Looking up at the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

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Flying gull, Sea of Galilee, Israel

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Looking up toward the glass ceiling of a greenhouse at the Chicago Botanic Gardens’ orchid show

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Solar eclipse, August 2017 at Chicago Botanic Gardens. I took this photo by pointing my cellphone upwards, covering the screen with the filter from my eclipse glasses.

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Dome at Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines

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Looking up from under the center of the Eiffel Tower, Paris

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Domed window panels, O’Hare Airport, Chicago

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Looking up over a doorway in Wurzburg, Germany

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Regensburg Cathedral spire, Germany

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Statue of King Ludwig I, Regensburg, Germany

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Ornamentation on top of a building in Passau, Germany

Thursday Doors: Passau Walking Tour

The German city of Passau is located in Bavaria very close to the Austrian border, at the confluence of three rivers: The Danube, the Inn and the Itz. It was the last German city we stopped at during our cruise last June-July. We arrived at Passau on the U.S. Independence Day, July 4.  This post is my contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors 12/12/19.
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Passau has a population of about 50,000, of which 12,000 are students at the local university. A devastating fire in 1662 destroyed most of the city, which was rebuilt in Baroque style.
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Passau is known for its cathedral, St. Stephan, which has five organs! One of the organs is in the attic and the five can all be played at the same time.  The organ(s) has 17,774 pipes and 233 registers, and it is the 2nd largest pipe organ in the world. We attended a concert showcasing this amazing sound after our walking tour. Concerts are held daily between May and September.

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In this square behind St. Stephan Cathedral is a statue of Maximilian I, the first king after Napoleon.

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Same door from the inside

Baroque décor characterizes the interior of St. Stephan.
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The main organ is in the traditional place in the back of the cathedral.

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The priest used to say mass from this golden pulpit, but now stands behind a podium adorned with the eagle of St. John (photo below).

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We went out into a courtyard beside the cathedral.
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In the courtyard are some extra panels and artifacts from the church.
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This angel head fell off during a fire in the church. It gives a perspective of the true size of the sculptures in the church.

We continued downhill from the church on the cobblestone streets of Old Town.
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The city has been plagued by floods for centuries, due to its location at the junction of three rivers. On June 2, 2013, the old town suffered a severe flooding after it had rained for several days. The photo below shows how a street of Old Town looked on June 3.

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This glass door is for 16 and 18 Hell Alley! The narrow street gets its name from its proximity to the river.

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Looking down Hell Alley, also known as Artists’ Alley, which is lined with small shops and cafes. 

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Hotel Wilder Mann
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This pharmacy is one of the oldest in Passau. It is painted green, which was the “code” color for pharmacies in times when many people were illiterate.
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The Dom Museum entrance – this museum displays artifacts, relics and history of St. Stephan Cathedral.

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This door at the former bishop’s palace was deliberately built above the ground. It now belongs to the Dom Museum.

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Baroque architectural details adorn the ceiling of the palace.
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Passau has a Daschsund Museum! These sculptures are outside the entrance.

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“Coffee and love are best hot!”
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The sign on this Baroque decorated door advertises a one-bedroom apartment within.
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Religious statues high up on exterior walls of Old Town are seen commonly in towns throughout Bavaria.

Prominent above the city is Veste Oberhaus, a fortress founded in 1219.
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Information for this post obtained from:
author’s notes
Wikipedia article Passau
TripAdvisor The Höllgasse

 

 

 

CFFC: Pastel Colors

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with her color series – this week it is pastel colors.

Some flowers are bright, while others have muted colors. Most marigolds are bright, but these are soft yellow and white.
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Dahlias come in all colors – some are bright, some are light.
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Wilted orchid

Artists experiment with all kinds of color schemes. These are some pastel colors in artwork.

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“Hazel” (2019) in pastels – artist is yours truly!

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A recent exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute featured drawings by 17th century Dutch masters. This pair is “A Portrait of a Man” and “A Portrait of a Woman” by Jan de Bray (1650) – black & red chalk on ivory laid paper.

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Edouard Manet “Vase of White Lilacs and Roses” (1883) – oil on canvas

Pastels in sculptures

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Fish sculpture, Poulsbo, WA

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Chinese Reconciliation Park, Tacoma, WA

Pastel buildings – Passau, Germany
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Baroque stucco roof

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Carved block from a church