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[Photo Journal] Harburg Castle in Germany

Harburg Castle in Germany


Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Harburg Castle in Germany

One of the things we did last year while we stayed in Munich was to take a lot of organized tours around Germany. This was because the year before that (2016), we spent greater time going around neighbouring cities/countries. When we returned in 2017, we thought it would be good to really know Germany more intimately. Hence, we have taken the Romantic Road – Rothenburg and Harburg Day tour. These photos were taken from the Harburg part of the trip.

Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.
― Franz Kafka

“This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.” 
― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

“I am no longer young; and my heart, through wearing years of mourning over the dead, is not attuned to mirth. Moreover, the walls of my castle are broken; the shadows are many, and the wind breathes cold through the broken battlements and casements. I love the shade and the shadow, and would be alone with my thoughts when I may.” 
― Bram Stoker

Living in a castle is objectively romantic.” 
― Lev Grossman, The Magician King

“He didn’t marry you to become king. He became king because he wanted to marry you.” 
― Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia

“Little by little, the old world crumbled, and not once did the king imagine that some of the pieces might fall on him.” 
― Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

“All kings is mostly rapscallions, as fur as I can make out.” 
― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

“Just remember, what the French say. No, probably not the French, they’ve got a president or something. The Brits, maybe, or the Swedes. You know what I mean?”

“No, Matthew. What do they say?”

“The king is dead, that’s what they say. The king is dead. Long live the king.” 
― Neil Gaiman, The Wake

“Emperor, king, general, duke,” he whispered to himself. “These are just labels. Climb up the family tree of any of them high enough and you’ll find a commoner who dared to take a chance.” 
― Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Singapore. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she serves as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads or meeting up with her book club friends, she is smashing that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life.

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