10 Photos from Germany: Seeshaupt and the Starnberger See
On our last morning in Germany, we went to Seeshaupt.
I was absolutely not drunk, but some of my photos seem to suggest otherwise. I can only assume that wandering around a picturesque lake on a quiet morning has an intoxicating effect on me, and that I shouldn’t drive after visiting one.
I also shouldn’t drive because I will spend far too much time searching for something called a chococult. Though to be fair, that’s true when Rand’s behind the wheel, too. (But more on that in a moment.)
Seeshaupt is rather lovely, and is located on the Starnberger See (which, despite the homophonic tendencies, is not actually a sea but a lake). If you go early on a Sunday morning in the springtime, you’ll find that the air still carries a chilly edge to it, and the water is remarkably still and clear. The only sounds are the calls of a few birds, the constant hum of buzzing insects, and the occasional chime of a church bell.
If you have the misfortune of being there when I am around, that soundtrack will also be punctuated with me making lots of terrible jokes. My apologies. (In my defense, I was provoked.)
Here are some photos of our visit. Bad jokes included.
- Tower of the church near the center of the village.
- Wee little footbridge.
- Rand walking out on the pier.
- The water is so clear, you can see to the bottom of the lake.
- And so still, the surface almost looks like glass.
- Self-portrait with Rand by the shore.
- Obligatory kissy face picture.
- A delightful translation error – I suspect this sign was supposed to say “fun fact”, and not “funny fact”. The placard explains the amount of energy produced by local wind turbines. This fact, I feel it pertinent to add, isn’t really all that funny. Or fun, for that matter. But I decided to pretend it was hilarious.
- And I was waaay too excited by this graffito. I would have loved to meet this gentleman, who sounds like he is both enthusiastic and agreeable.
- Rand and I saw this on a sign and spent a good 15 minutes trying to find this place. I envisioned a bunch of people walking around in white robes with chocolate stains all down the front and around their mouths.
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