Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ludwigsburg

It's been a bit, and I apologize for taking so long to make this post... now I am 2 posts behind!!!!

On my final day of the weekend in Stuttgart I decided to visit the residential palace and the gardens in Ludwigsburg. My feet hurt a little from getting lost at Baronschlossle, so I put on my tennis shoes and headed out.

I found a nice quiet residential street to park my monster and walked up to the palace.


The palace was HUGE! I walked through the gates and into the courtyard where I was in awe of the magnificence of the baroque style palace.








I wanted to see the gardens that I had read about online, so I started to walk towards the back gate. I had to pay to get in, but it was just me so I gladly paid.

I walked into some gardens and heard some accordion music. How German is that for you?

What follows is the gardens and everything around the area... no words, just beauty!











Looks a little evil, dunnit?

I kinda felt like I was in the raptor cage in Jurassic Park















After I left these gardens I found the fairy-tale garden. I had so much fun here! There was something to see from all of Grimm's fairy-tales and more!

Rapunzel's tower
There is her blonde braid....

Snow White
She was behind this magic mirror
It tells the kids in German what to say to activate the mirror...



This is supposed to be the whale that ate Pinocchio... a boat ride would take you into it's mouth (I think), but I think it looks like a fish.

The witch's Gingerbread house

The witch






 After I left the fairy-tale garden I came upon the last garden. It was here I was able to see the "Favorite Place".

 I did not go over there because by this time I had been walking around for 2 and a half hours and my feet were killing me, but that was ok because where I was sat the last garden I was to see that day right up against the palace.










The place was amazing. I walked three hours in total exploring the gardens alone. When I got back "home" I took off my shoes to discover a huge blister on each pinkie toe the size of my pinkie toe! You know what? It was so worth it.

Last weekend I went to a medieval festival with my two little ones and a friend... so until I write about that (Hopefully in the next few days) let me leave you with this:

“True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.”~ Humboldt


3 comments:

BlogNostics said...

beautiful places Laura and pics btw.

cheers A

JP Brandano Photography said...

Looks like a great place to visit!!! The photography was really good, your images of the white flamingo was exposed wonderfully. A white bird in what looks like full sunlight is not easy to photograph. You didn't burn out the highlights on it's body, great job!!
One question if you were by yourself who took the pictures of you??? lol

http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/08/photographing-bostons-little-italy.html

Laura said...

Haha, one I held out the camera and took my own picture. The second one I set the timer, set the camera on a wall and balanced the lens on my sunglasses :)