Monday, October 29, 2012

Bavarian Castle

The Veste Oberhaus is a fortress which overlooks the confluence of the Danube and Inn rivers, as well as the old town of the Bavarian city of Passau. It's a very impressive castle - this photo was taken from one of the castle walls, with the old town out of sight behind it.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


A wolf in the Bavarian forest national park. The park has a very interesting zoo - it has animals which are native to the region, such as wolves, European bison, owls, etc. The enclosures are huge and often one doesn't even see some of the more secretive animals - thankfully, the wolves were just being fed, which made it that much easier to take this photo. 

Monday, October 15, 2012


This is St. Stephan's Cathedral in Passau, a beautiful city in the south-east of Bavaria, Germany. It houses the largest cathedral organ in the world, also the largest organ outside of the US. Photography in churches and museums is often frowned upon, but this is mainly because of people who use flash - not that it's at all useful. Passau is known as the city of the three rivers, as the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz all join in this city. It's not very well-known but it has a beautiful old town and a very impressive castle.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
~ Robert Frost