Thursday, May 26, 2011

Walhalla, Regensburg

The Walhalla temple is a hall of fame that honors laudable and distinguished Germans,
famous personalities in German history — politicians, sovereigns, scientists and artists of the German tongue". The hall is housed in a neo-classical building above the Danube River,
east of Regensburg, in Bavaria, Germany.

The Walhalla temple is named for Valhalla of Norse mythology. It was conceived in 1807 by Crown Prince Ludwig, who built it upon ascending the throne of Bavaria as King Ludwig I.
Construction took place between 1830 and 1842, under the supervision of architect Leo von Klenze.

The temple displays some 65 plaques and 130 busts of persons, covering 2,000 years of history.
Pictures were taken on May 22, 2011.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nuremberg(Nürnberg), Bavaria

Pictures were taken in 2007
Main railway station(Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof)

St. Lorenz Church
Dedicated to Saint Lawrence. It was badly damaged during the Second World War but later rebuilt.
It's one of the most prominent churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.

Hospice of the Holy Spirit(Heilig-Geist-Spital )

Church of Our Lady(Frauenkirche)

Old fortifications of the city

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer Pink

Top: from Korea
Bottom: Zara
Shoes: from Korea

If you want to accentuate your tan, light colors are the best way to go.
Light pink top over a hot pink shorts...
Breezy and comfortable, perfect for a day under the hot Italian sun.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Monaco, Côte d'Azur

Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a city state on the French Riviera "Côte d'Azur". It is surrounded on three sides by its neighbour, France, and its centre is about 16 km (9.9 mi) from Italy. Its area is 1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi) with an estimated population of almost 35,000.

Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium

Monaco in a frame...

Palais Princier (Prince's Palace)

Statue of François Grimaldi

Monday, May 9, 2011

Place Masséna, Nice

The Place Massena is the heart and soul of Nice as well as its geographic center.

Conceived to cover the Peillon river, Place Massena was constructed from 1832 to 1850. The architect, Joseph Vernier, modelled the Italianate porticos that fringe the square on the Rue Rivoli in Paris.

Promenade des Anglais, Nice

This wide, palm-lined pathway runs along the Mediterranean for several miles 
between inviting Nice beaches  and a busy boulevard.
Turn one way and you see a hypnotic expanse of blue sea,
turn the other and you are dazzled by the bright lights of a large city.

Beginning in the late eighteenth century, many members of the British upper classes began to spend their winters in Nice, drawn by the pleasant climate and beautiful beaches.
The original Promenade des Anglais was financed by Lewis Way, an English minister.
Completed in the 1820s, the palm-fringed Promenade des Anglais provided the perfect path
for a leisurely stroll along the Mediterranean.
Before long this quiet walkway was dotted with hotels and apartments.

Pictures were taken on May 7, 2011

Hotel Negresco

Hotel Negresco is one of the oldest and most revered historic hotels in France.
Hotel Negresco edges Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) in Nice and was constructed in 1912.
Today, it is not only one of the most famous Nice hotels, but also an important historical landmark.
Often described as a living museum, it is perhaps one of the most interesting of all historical buildings in Nice. It is filled with everything from Renaissance paintings to modern works of art,
exhibiting owner Jeanne Augier's great love the art world.

Bikini: Victoria's Secret

Like many other French Riviera beaches,
the Nice beaches are covered with galets, hard round marble-like pebbles.
The rocks have been worn smooth by the sea, but I wished I brought some padded mat.