Sunday, June 15, 2014

Day One Hundred Seven

Sent by: kusselbear
From: Germany
ID number: DE-634725
Notes: Water is very important in the city of Kiel, as you can probably tell by the fact that most of these pictures contain water.  Kiel is located in northern Germany on the shores of the Baltic Sea, and it's one of the traditional homes of the Germany Navy fleet.  Shipbuilding is an important industry, and the University of Kiel is home to the Liebnitz Institute of Marine Sciences.  U-995, one of only a handful of WWII U-boats left in the world, is house at the Laboe Naval Memorial.  

Sent by: MrsEK
From: Germany
ID number: DE-1463394
Notes: This castle near Cochem, in western Germany, was built in the 12th century, but destroyed in the 17th century.  It lay in ruins until 1868, when a businessman purchased and restored it.  I was interested in the mural that is on the tower, but couldn't really tell what it was.  I found a another blog that had a close-up of it.  It is St. Christopher, with the Christ child on his shoulder.  

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