Thursday, April 12, 2012

Luisenpark


Kyle and I spent Easter Sunday at Luisenpark with some friends.  Luisenpark is extraordinary.  Tucked away in downtown Mannheim, it's a sanctuary for nature lovers, an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city center.  Acres of lush greenery and beautifully groomed gardens, relaxing rides in pretty yellow gondolas, miniature golf, a Chinese tea house, a small zoo, a butterfly sanctuary and so much more await visitors.  We spent the entire day here and I feel as though we only saw half of what the park had to offer.

















































10 comments:

  1. the pictures of the fish look like you're actually in the water with them. whenever i try to take pictures of the fish there's always some glare, even if it's just a little. and the picture under the two grey fish coming at you looks like something from my ap bio book back in eleventh grade that we all found hilarious for some reason. it made me smile. it also looks like a harry potter creature. but by far, my favorite picture is the one of the einstein monkey. that hair! and that look on his face! priceless.

    the park looks gorgeous. and gondola rides just seem so much cooler than the paddleboat rides they offer at all the lakes around me.

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    1. Tips for photos through glass:

      1. No flash!
      2. Hold the camera below the water level.
      3. Hold the camera close to the glass. The more things between you and the glass, the more reflections can get in the way.
      4. Keep the camera and the glass parallel to one another. Tipping the camera also allows for extra glare.

      The grey fish were piranha, and it seemed like they were staring at us like we were breakfast...

      The gondola rides were so fun! The boats pull themselves around a track that you can't see. Reminded me of the carriages in HP. ;)

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    2. thanks for the tips!

      lol they did look mean to me. now i know why.

      that sounds like so much fun. germany seems to be chock full of hp parallels. reason number seven hundred and thirty three why i need to visit.

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    3. Ha! You should definitely come here if you get the chance. I never thought of Germany as a tourist destination until I moved here...I guess I just never knew much about it. But there is SO much to see!

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  2. This looks beautiful! Glad you had a fun Easter Sunday :)

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  3. These are beautiful photos! Such a neat place.... thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thank you, Holli! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  4. What an amazing looking place, I love the flower and butterfly photos especially. The more photos I see of Germany that you share, the more that I want to go!

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    1. Thanks! I was so pleased with the butterfly photos! I was afraid they wouldn't stay still long enough to photograph, but they turned out nicely. :)

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