3 things in this post, each cool, but maybe not cool enough for their own post..
So to start off, earlier this week I went to the medieval-walled town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. What’s cool about Rothenburg is that they’ve tried really hard to preserve its roots and keep it looking as authentic as possible. The whole town (besides what has spilled out due to growth) resides within the original huge stone ‘castle’ walls, complete with gates, bridges, moats, etc. It was a little bit of a strange feeling living within walls–it felt secure but also maybe sort of confining.. But anyways, definitely very cool.
Later on in the week, I decided it was time to visit the Würzburg Residenz, as it’s a world heritage site in the same city I live in.. When I started the tour of the residenz, I have to say I was expecting a semi-boring and bland tour of some oversized palace. However the Residenz completely blew my mind. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such good artwork; 2D murals on the ceilings and walls would evolve into 3D statues. It was so well done that most of the time you couldn’t even tell where the change between 2D and 3D occurred. Aside from the artwork, the glitz and glamour of the place was astounding. I always knew it, but now I have proof that Texans were not the founders of go-big-or-go-home. There’s a room in the Residenz who’s walls literally consist entirely of mirrors and gold. Every inch of the place had some sort of decoration. They didn’t allow you to take pictures in there, or else my camera would’ve been on burst fire mode, but a quick google search returns plenty of results. Here’s a link to a basic shot of one of the entry ways. Definitely cool.
Last and probably least, I just wanted to shout out a quick fyi: I’ve been taking tonssss of pictures.. Many of these pictures are pretty cool and interesting in some way, but they don’t really warrant their own ‘blog post’. Sooo that’s why I have set up a tumblr ‘microblog’, which is basically just a photostream of randomness from my cellphone camera, each with a veryy brief description. You might find it interesting, maybe not.. lol. There’s a link on the front page of my site, or just click here.
Below are a few more photos, and as usual the rest are on my flickr.