German Tour to Bayreuth
August 2014

Movie Clips of the Wagner Fanfare and the Dresden Fireworks
Also in 2014: Events, Garden, Visits, Walks, Paul, Stephen, Michael, Peter's 80th Birthday, Holidays:Winter Skiing, Boating, Northumberland, Bayreuth

On the way to Germany and Bayreuth
August 2014

Moneyash: picnic lunch by the village cross

Tea at Gainsborough Old Hall

Watching the boat being loaded

Evening on the Humber Estuary

Manouvering at Europort

The Pride of Hull
at Europort

Wasserschloss Raesfeld

The Schloss

walk in the Schloss Park

in the evening


with Almuth & Klaus Luther

photo: Klaus

photo: Klaus

where we lived in 1983 and 1986

Bad Sooden
the unusual air cooler

birch twigs ...

... encrusted with salt from the spring


The Schloss

The Dom


The Schlosspark

The Orangerie


The Alte Rathaus
with the crowds

The Dom

The Bamberger Reiter

The Altes Rathaus

Bayreuth ...

... to attend Wagner's Ring

Evening arrival

Dressed for Das Reingold

with Wagner

The Rhinemaidens

The Giants

The cast of Das Reingold


How the auditorium is cooled!

in Bayreuth

Altes Schloss

Altes Schloss

Ludwig overseeing, with Pat, the renovation of Haus Wahnfried

The Hofgarten

Neues Schloss

The old opera house


Kunstmuseum: Marcello Morandini

Altdrossenfeld: the storks

with baby

dressed for Siegfried

Rain before Siegfried

The Eremitage

the Cascade

A show of perrenials

Mon Plaisir

The lower fountain under repair

The Pagoda on the Schneckenburg

The new palace from the Pagoda

The Neuesschloss

The fountains

Exhibition by local artists

Snoozing over tea

Waiting to tour the Altesschloss

The vestibule ...

... with fountains

Schloss Fantasie with the Garden museum


the rear

the Schlosspark

Black swans

The end of the Ring

With Klaus Bucher ...

... and other ...

... Ring ...

... companions

Karlovy Vary

The Hotel Romance Pushkin

The thermal centre

The earlier spa

Art Deco

The Colonade

The church

Upstream from the spring

Cycle time trial

toiling up past the hotel

The Opera House

The funicular railway

setting off

looking down

The summit station


goat in the mini zoo


Goal of a forest walk

Diana observation tower

The Thermal spa from the tower

the restaurant

Down again

trains crossing


Firework Display at the end of the Altstadtfest

Crowds on the river terrace in front of the Festung

the Cathedral and the Residenz

Our hotel on the Neumarkt

Martin Luther


The river front and Frauenkirche

The Frauenkirche

The Kathedrale and the Residenzschloss

from the promenade


The Kathedrale

Modern Pieta

Modern memorial

Semper Opera House

The Stallhof outer wall

the Inner court

The Zwinger Palace



The exhibitions: porcelain

Scientific Instruments

The art gallery

just a tumble up the steps!

The Transport Museum

The HO gauge railway



A electric loco motor

An English Loco ...

... Old Coppernob


Riedtor & Jakobsturm



Bach's Organ

Johann Sebastien Bach



Schlossruine Neideck

Kassel, from the Herkules Denkmal

The Herkules Monument ...

... under renovation

Walk at Schloss Benrath


with Conny;
all at one level

Rhine barge


Moorhen chicks


Timmy, testing a bike to buy

The Rheinuffer at Duesseldorf

With Jamie & Caroline Wilkie and daughters; Timmy with girlfriend Rebecca on the right

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