Monday, October 27, 2008

Photo of the Week--10/20/09

Of course we had to visit the Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria during our two-week tour of Germany. I know it's a huge attraction, and everyone has a photo of it, but I liked the kind of eerie ambience created by the rainy weather during the day we visited. As we walked up the big hill to the castle, through the damp, dark, and foggy forest, it was much easier to imagine being in one of King Ludwig's fairylands. Or maybe in one of Richard Wagner's operas, as Ludwig was a major patron of the composer, with scenes from the operas decorating the interior of the castle. It was a good reminder that some tourist attractions are big and popular for a good reason.

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