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,
“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
“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?”