Wörlitz

Saturday I biked out 15km to Wörlitz for the day with Janine. Dessau and Wörlitz are in the “Gartenreich,” a UNESCO park where the rich lords used to go strolling or on vacation or whatever. The park at Wörlitz has a bunch of mansions and churches and little romantic-looking buildings. In fact, everything looks like it’s out of a Romantic movement painting. The gardens are carefully constructed to look wild but with artful lines of sight to the Grecian temples on hilltops or down the canals draped with blooming flowers.

It was a perfect day – about 70º and sunny, with postcard-perfect clouds and a little breezy. We packed a lunch and spent most of the day wandering around and being ferried across the lakes and taking massive numbers of pictures and eating ice cream. ^^ Hence, a photo recounting of the day:

Ruins along the bikepath
Tower gateway along the path
Gateway along the path

For an inside view of the tower, see here.

These guys were advertising for a Birds of Prey show
These guys were advertising for a Birds of Prey show at the park
We stopped so I could get some postcards and this cute pair was sitting on a bench inside the shop!
Ceiling clock? For another view, see here.
Ceiling clock?

For another view of ceiling clock, see here. The new lens hood doesn’t work 100% of the time. :(

Postcard perfect! ^.^
Postcard perfect! ^.^
Lunch break!
Lunch break!
Look Abe, a white duck!
Look Abe, a white duck!
There were plenty of people there, but not too many.
There were plenty of people there, but not too many.
This synagogue looks straight out of Myst!
This synagogue looks straight out of Myst!
Statue of Venus
Statue of Venus

For Venus with skin problems, see here.

I brought my tripod along for shots like this!
I brought my tripod along for shots like this!
I tried to play some with framing on this trip.
I tried to play some with framing on this trip.
Some cool trees
Some cool trees

View to the Venus temple
View to the Venus temple
Sheep mowing the grass
Sheep mowing the grass

Omnom nom
Omnom nom
Tunnels to explore
Tunnels to explore
Janines end of this photo came out a lot better than mine.
Janine’s end of this photo came out a lot better than mine.
Way off in the forest gap is the spire of the Wittenberg church.
Way off in the forest gap is the spire of the Wittenberg church.

As you can see, I enjoyed the exploring!

Another of the Birds of Prey guys.
Another of the Birds of Prey guys.
As you might have noticed, we took a lot of pictures.
As you might have noticed, we took a lot of pictures.

See another picture of owl man. In the afternoon I broke out my macro lens and we had fun taking pictures of the plants.

The canals were artfully draped with foliage
The canals were artfully draped with foliage
We spent a good while chasing peacocks around. :D
We spent a good while chasing peacocks around. :D



The ducks were quite obliging when we wanted to take photos. See more photos of obliging water fowl. And water lilies.

I didnt really get this, but it was an interesting idea
I didn’t really get this, but it was an interesting idea
At the end we climbed the church steeple.
At the end we climbed the church steeple.

All in all, it was a pretty good day.

For some more pictures, see here, here, here, here, and here. I got tired of formatting all of them into my blog.

One Response to “Wörlitz”

  1. Denise
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    I found my way here via your mom’s trail journal. Happy Belated Birthday! Your photos are very good and these make me want to visit there. Good luck in all your endeavors.

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