Numerous landmarks in Germany are lit up in blue, like St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt, on Human Rights Day, Dec.10.
While some German christmas markets have been called off last-minute due to the the spiralling Covid-19 infection rate, Frankfurt’s traditional christmas market was opened Nov.22, 2021. Hot alcoholic beverages such as mulled wine and hot apple wine (a Frankfurt specialty), baked marzipan mixes like Brenten and Bethmännchen and Quetschemännchen (figures made out of prunes and nuts) are sold among lots of other things. The event’s history has been traced back to the 14th century.
A Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus or Haubentaucher in German) and its eight young on a little rock at Grundlsee in the evening haze after a rain shower in Styria, Austria.
The Dachstein mountains in Austria are reflected in a little lake near Gosau in the Salzkammergut region.
In and around Frankfurt, a slideshow.
March, April, May 2020
A woman sits on a stone railing at Plaza de Espana in Seville (or Sevilla), Andalusia, Spain.
Members of a band of drummers rehearse on a beach near Vejer in Anadalusia, Spain.
A man stands in the rain while admiring the west façade of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg (or Liebfrauenmünster in German) in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. From 1647 to 1874, the sandstone structure with its 142 meter-high spire (466 ft) was the world’s tallest building.
Pilgrims hike the Camino de Santiago, known in English as the Way of Saint James, along the coast of northern Spain to Santiago de Compostella.