Short holiday

Posted by Claudia Moser on 8:02 PM in , ,

The challenge under the Fun with Blogging is called vacation and I thought I'd share with you my 5 hour holiday, spend in Aschaffenburg, Germany while attending the Carillon Festival.

Carillon you might ask? What is this? It is actually a musical instrument that is usually housed in a free-standing bell tower, or the belfry of a church or other municipal building. The instrument consists of at least 23 cast bronze cup-shaped bells, which are played serially to play a melody, or sounded together to play a chord. I have added the a video with a wonderful interpretation of the song Fascination.

We just enjoyed the music, the atmosphere (the festival also encourages the traditional crafts), the castle's museum and a lovely lunch with friends. My today's lesson? You do not need to travel far away to have a break, a holiday can be spend also in intense 5 hours.

A brief picture journal of the day!



Hi Claudia. You've posted some lovely photos there for us, and I so agree with you that you don't have to go very far to have a nice break. Glad you had a good time. Looks a lovely place.

@Diane - it is indeed a lovely place, and the music was amazing!

Lovely concert, perfect weather for a "Tagesausflug". I love Aschaffenburg, and the Spessart. And I WANT that Schrank - and the Uhr, too! And their Parkett, but it all won't fit into my car (LOL). Aside from that, you like calling Aschaffenburg a 'castle'? I can never be exactly sure what you call a 'Schloß'. Most of the time I settle for 'château', and save 'castle' when I refer to the building they call a 'Burg', simply because Knights in Shining Armour never lived in 'Schlösser'. But technically a 'Schloß' is a 'castle' in English, so I'm still confused. Thanks for the pics! I really needed a 'Tagesausflug' today!

Anonymous says:

You seem like you had a great time! I love these pics. Thanks for participating. =D

What beautiful photos! The architecture + nature shots are just lovely :)


Hey Claudia! Chick out this link: http://dc.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=dc&cdn=citiestowns&tm=19&f=20&su=p284.12.336.ip_p554.18.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&st=9&zu=http%3A//www.nps.gov/gwmp/nethcarillon.htm. I'm proud to say I live in a town with a carillon, although, to be honest, I don't know that I've ever heard it chime. Yoink! Something to look forward to after hearing the lovely music on your blog ... . And the pix are great, too. Is the painting a Frida Kahlo? It looks like her style. Just wondering....

@Weissdorn - well I am a traditional translator :) so castle it is!! It is a nice location! Maybe one day we will meet somewher for a coffee! :)
@Diana - your challenges inspire me!
@Sarah - your pics were also super!

@Daphne - npo, the picture if done by Christian Schaab, it's called the Mexican Lady. And I will look at your website for sure!

I love these pictures. Well done. The craftsmanship in the building, the wood, the painting, are just remarkable. Then of course the scenery is just beautiful. Thanks for the tour!

Claudia - beautiful post! Lovely pictures - and video!

Sometimes the best holidays are those that fall under the heading "Mini" - I am always taking mini vacations in my neck of the world. I'm glad you do the same!

I hope you are having a wonderful and peaceful weekend.

Cheers, Jenny

beautiful pictures Claudia. You always take such lovely ones. Thanks for sharing

@Barb - yes, it is a lovely place, worth visiting!
@Jenny - so true, mini holiday bring a different intensity on the enjoy part :)
@Jenni - I do my best :)

How did I miss this post? In college there was a Carillon at a vacation site near Atlanta called Stone Mountain. It is on an island in the middle of a lake and you can hear it play while climbing the mountain! Carved in the face of the mountain are three figures of the Confederate States Of America...those of the Civil War era. I always enjoyed the notes drifting through the air and across the lakes. An added ripple...


@Sush - the sound must have been amazing! Lucky you!

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