Archive for August 2016

Cake Toppers in Amsterdam

Cake Toppers in Amsterdam
In Amsterdam, looking around Anne Frank’s neighborhood while we waited for our ticketed time to  enter the museum, I was captivated by what I saw in the window of a building on the other side of  the canal.  I have no idea what kind of business was in the building, maybe a wedding planner, or... Read more »

Underground and Unexpected. Roman Art in Cologne

In Cologne, tourists go to see the Cathedral, which is the number one tourist site in Germany. Right next door , in the Roman Germanic Museum, there are treasures  that rival those of the Cathedral.  After the tour of the Cathedral, I was ready to blow off the museum, but since it was a rainy... Read more »

I came to see music boxes, but I unexpectedly found art

Siegfrieds’s Mechanical Music Cabinet in Rudesheim, a town full of interesting tourist activities.  The Niederwald monument  is located nearby and there is a gondola to people from Rudesheim to see it. The  Drosselgasse, a narrow cobblestone street, lined with interesting ancient buildings and restaurants serving schnitzel and beer–with live German music.  And at the top... Read more »