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Nuremberg Explored (6) – Historic Waterway

Alter Kanal 05

Historic Lock near Schwarzenbach

This post falls under my category “Nuremberg Explored”, although the Ludwigskanal is a bit outside of the city, just a few kilometers from our house. After yet another warm and sunny Saturday The Significant Other and I decided for a late afternoon trip to our favorite little Beergarden (Gaststätte zum Ludwigskanal) in Schwarzenbach for some food and a sunset beer. Just in case I decided to bring a camera, so I grabbed the PEN-F with the 12mm F/2. After dinner and just before sunset, we took a small walk along the historic Ludwigskanal, a now abandoned historic canal. For a bit of history and a few more photographs continue after the jump…

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Nuremberg Explored (2)

Weißgerbergasse Nuremberg

Weißgerbergasse | Nuremberg | 2016

Weißgerbergasse

The Weißgerbegasse is a scenic alley in Nurembergs historic old town north of the Pegnitz River. Since medieval times home to the profession of the tanners (hence the name,  tanner or skinner =Gerber), the ensemble of 20 half timbered houses (Fachwerkhäuser) has survived the bombings of WW II, has been lovingly restored and is now part of Nuremberg’s Historic Mile (will do a separate future post about that).  (more…)

StoNur on the Road – Monument Valley

Monument Valley 2012

Monument Valley, 2012

One from the archives – Monument Valley. Taken during our family vacation to the South-West of the USA in 2012.

Monument Valley (Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii in Navajo language, meaning valley of the rocks) on the border between Arizona and Utah is a region of the Colorado Plateau featuring clusters of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 300 m above the valley floor. The whole valley is a tribal park of the great Navajo Nation.

If you like to watch Cowboy movies you have probably seen these rock formations, as Director John Ford has used the location for a number of his best-known films  and thus has created in many of us the pictures that we have in from of our eyes when we think about the American West.

The picture shows the buttes “The Mittens” as well as the loop road which you can take to tour the valley from the parking of the visitor center. If you stay in the hotel “The View” this is what you see out of your rooms.

Back then we were touring with a Camper (RV) and stayed at Goulding’s Campground down in the Valley.

If you ever have the opportunity to visit this iconic  location – do it. It is truly a magic place.

Have a great day

Marcus