31.7.08

Posts with Eric in Bamberg!

So, I know begin the awesome time in Germany that was spent with my widdle brover, Eric. Kat's parents found us a nice little vacation house/apartment to spend the week in (Kat was so bogged down with school work, I felt so bad). So FIRST I shall show you the awesome little apartment we stayed in. It was super tiny, but just fine for two people spending only a week in.


So, my obsession with the bathrooms of places I stay at. Here it is. It was a cute bathroom. Um, the shower is to the right...

The little kitchen! How cute!

Um, this was a little walkway before actually entering the apartment, but it was behind our entrance door...

Hey wait, I swear I had chosen the picture of Eric furiously trying to get out of the bed so I could a picture of the room "exactly as it looks on the website!!" Nuts...well, here's the bedroom/living room. The couch also folded out as a bed. At first we switched back and forth for who would sleep on the couch and who in the bed, but then Eric said he was really comfy on the couch (haha, it was a Big Comfy Couch! Matt, you better remember that show because you were OBSESSED with it!) so I got the bed for, like the last half of the week. woop woop!

It had a TV with cable! ooo! And a phone. And a FAN! That's the most important part. It got pretty hot at some points and that fan was a life saver!

And our little porch outside. We had the responsibility of watering her plants. That was fine with me. It was pleasant to do that. It also had a great view of Bamberg. That netting thing I think was to just keep the bugs out, as like a screen door, but with the door part...

Ok, then later Hannes took us up to see Michaelsberg! It's a cloister church!

This isn't the church, this is a little square by die Dom church. I think it used to be some fancy place for a king or something? I can't quite remember and I never asked for a clearer explanation... But it's the beautiful architecture style. I wish I could remember what it's called!!! Kat! What's it called?!?!

More of it's beauty. This little plaza holds theatre shows during the summer. That's what the lights and seats are set up for.

Ah, and there is die Dom! I have a few more pics of it with Eric coming later...

Yea! We finally made it to Michaelsberg! Established in 1015! It's a Benedictine Cloister! Yea! Monks!!!!!!!!

There it is. Isn't it pretty?

I don't know why there's a statue of Hermes in there, but there is. LOOK, JULIA! IT'S HERMES!!!!

The GORGEOUS vaulted ceiling with its ribbing and clerestory windows... haha, I like knowing a bit about cathedral architecture.

The alter in the center, the fancy gold-covered pulpit on the left where sermons used to be given, in the olden days. I don't think it's used anymore...

I love this black with the gold. It's so pretty...

Alright! I think this is the pope? haha, wait, no, that wretched creature is not the pope. I meant the thing it's crawling under. I's jus' foolin', that creature is Eric. But I'm pretty sure that's the tomb of the only pope buried north of the Alps: Pope Clemence. If you walk...um, crawl under his tomb, it's supposed to be good for your back and bring happiness or something for your life. So of course, with our Catholic "superstition" (haha) we walked under him.

See, there's me going under. Hey! I wonder who the people carved on the tomb are? I can't believe I didn't really look at them while I was there. Oh wait, that's because I was there with Hannes and Eric and had to babysit. haha. The two of them together is just hysterical. I was distracted from everything that I normally look at in a cathedral because I wanted to see what they were doing. Hannes was usually cracking jokes about Catholics (he's Protestant but not really religious) and Eric was running about going "HANNES LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!"

*drools* That's the most beautiful pipe organ I've ever seen. I needed a picture of it.

Outside in the gardens of the cloister. This was a lookout point for Bamberg. Hey, Hannes and Eric! Say CHEESE!

Look! You can see Altenberg!

Hahaha, ok. There's this statue of Poseidon in the middle of Bamberg and it's a big meeting area for young people because it's such an easy place to find. Except that they don't say, "Let's meet at the Poseidon statue!" No they call him "der Gabelmann", which means "the Fork Man!" haha. So here is Eric posing as der Gabelmann with a fork in his hand...except that you can't really see the fork...you'll have to click on the picture to see it well.

Huh, ok, well, now begins the randomness we experienced in Germany. This is actually a picture Eric took of me going through my pictures, and the photo on my laptop is Eric as "der Gabelman"!

hahaha, one of our favorite posters. It says, "Ich bin zu DICK!" which made us laugh the first time we saw it. But in German it's still kinda funny because it says, "I'm too FAT!" It's a poster for a weight loss place. And next to it is an ad for a JOURNEY CONCERT! aaarrrgh! I wanna go!

Ok, this is actually someone's house. Kat said it was the weirdest thing that happened in Bamberg's recent history. Before it grew over completely with ivy, the entire house was painted and decorated just like it's little wall in front. Yes, those are crayons as fence posts...

Here's the back of the house. The front was similar before it grew over with ivy... It was so interesting that I had to take pictures.

Guck! Ein deutscher Dudelsack!!!! (Look it! A German bagpipe!) This photo is just for Matt. :) It looks like it only has like one or two pipes, though. It's a mini-bagpipe!

Ok, then we found this awesome place to play with water by the main bus stop. It was much fun. I have pictures AND video!

Hey! Eric's awesome new jacket! That this is super sweet. Makes him look rad. lol. Ok, this thingy was so cool. You step on it and jump up and down, and the water comes squirting out!

Then I tried it! I think Eric had more fun with it...

Then there was a whirlpool maker thingy! I couldn't do it as well as Eric could. :(

And now I leave you with the videos!!!!! Enjoy!

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1 comment:

cassie said...

Oh my gosh those pics made me laugh! And the VIDEOS, oh my gosh I felt like I was right there with you guys, it all looks like so much fun!