Capture the Color: My 2013 Travel Photos

I don’t need a reason to go through my travel photos every once in a while: I love images, and I always love a little trip down memory lane. So when Alex, my favorite Texan expat in Germany, tagged me to be a part in this year’s Capture the Color Photo Contest, I was excited … Continue reading “Capture the Color: My 2013 Travel Photos”

Photo Essay: The Colors of Colmar

When spending a few days in the Alsace one might quickly get the feeling that it looks pretty much the same in every town — cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, cute little bakeries with kouglof (or in German Gugelhupf) in their window displays. And all this is definitely true for the little town of Colmar, but … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Colors of Colmar”

Photo Essay: Stunning Strasbourg

Yet another alliteration, but this time it really makes sense — the biggest city in the French Alsace region is truly nothing but stunning: The medieval center of Strasbourg is circled by canals and the majestic cathedral towers over the half-timbered houses with their colorful shutters. Little deserves the term picturesque more than Strasbourg. One … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Stunning Strasbourg”

Photo Essay: Inside the Cathedral of Strasbourg

No matter how much I like the view of gorgeous 19th century town houses or ancient Roman ruins, my favorite buildings of all times will always be the grand Gothic churches. No other buildings make you feel that small and insignificant, but at same time encase you with such an atmosphere of spirituality and serenity. Every … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Inside the Cathedral of Strasbourg”

A Weekend in Alsace via Instagram

I admit it: I’m a newly converted Instagram-addict (and, ugh, fancy phone owner). Although I tried really hard not to give in to yet another hyped social media platform for the longest time, I’ve come to realize that taking travel photos with Instagram is actually a lot of fun. And I just love the idea … Continue reading “A Weekend in Alsace via Instagram”

Photo Essay: Alsace in Bloom

I just got back from an amazing weekend in Alsace and can’t wait to share all the beauty I encountered in this stunning French region. Alsace is a province that differentiates itself from the rest of France through food, architecture, and language. Since the region’s history is so closely intertwined with Germany, Alsace feels totally … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Alsace in Bloom”