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[Photo Journal] Traversing the Romantic Road in Germany – Medieval Rothenburg

Romantic Road in Germany - Medieval Rothenburg


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.

Romantic Road: Medieval Rothenburg

One of the things that we did more last year when we stayed in Germany for nearly two months was to take several travel tours, including this famous Romantic Road tour – which I thought would be perfect to share this Valentine Week.

These photographs are taken from the second leg of the tour as we went around medieval Rothenburg.

“Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain’t no free rides, baby. No hitchhiking. And if you want to strike out in any new direction — you go alone. With a machete in your hand and the fear of God in your heart.” 
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction

“Roads are a record of those who have gone before.” 
― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

“I passed under an arch out of that region of slabs and columns, and wandered through the open country; sometimes following the visible road, but sometimes leaving it curiously to tread across meadows where only occasional ruins bespoke the ancient presence of a forgotten road.” 
― H.P. Lovecraft, The Outsider

“Fate isn’t a straight road,” I said, becoming the oracle that earlier in the day I had declined to be for her. “There are forks in it, many different routes to different ends. We have the free will to choose the path.” 
― Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

“Children, as I have said, use back ways and hidden paths, while adults take roads and official paths” 
― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“The road to enlightenment is long and difficult, and you should try not to forget snacks and magazines.” 
― Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

“There comes . . . a longing never to travel again except on foot.” 
― Wendell Berry, Remembering

“Whoever wishes may accompany me: the road is long, it’s painful but it’s lived.” 
― Clarice Lispector, The Stream of Life

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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.

1 comment on “[Photo Journal] Traversing the Romantic Road in Germany – Medieval Rothenburg

  1. Pingback: [Photo Journal] Historic Lunch at Bergghasthof Obersalzberg – Gathering Books

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