Friday, 28 September 2012

Day Tripping

In an attempt to make the most of every last ray of late-summer sunshine, we've been reserving a day each weekend for 'day trips'.  We've re-visited a few old favourites (like the Burg Linn British Days festival, and the lovely city of Bonn), but we've also discovered some great new places.  

My favourite 'new place' is Villa Hügel (the Krupp family mansion in Essen).  It's an amazing house in enormous, picnic-perfect grounds.

I remembered to take my camera along.....

The beautiful villa:

Tall trees and blue, blue sky:

And pretty little daisies:

As we were coming to the end of our lovely walk around the grounds, I spotted an opportunity for adventure.  What was this hiding amongst the trees? Well.....

A witch's house, of course:

We couldn't leave yet!  I had to investigate.....

I couldn't see her through this window:

Nor this one:

Well, she must have been out!  But it's always good to end day trips with a little fairytale adventure!!!

Wishing you all a happy (and adventurous) weekend.....




  1. How lovely, what a beautiful place..... and i'm all for a fairytale adventure!
    happy weekend
    love jooles x

  2. gorgeous pics, so pleased you're still getting some sunshine and blue skies. We've already moved onto just trying to get out if it's not raining for more than five minutes.

  3. What fun! Too bad you couldn't see if Hansel and Gretel were in there!

  4. Your witch has a sister! There is a house uncannily similar to this in the grounds of Eaton Hall in Chester!

  5. Beautiful pictures as always!! What a fun little adventure!
    Kate :}

  6. Your photographs are absolutely stunning hon! Really, really beautiful. I love the wee witches house!!!

    Have a fabulous weekend.

  7. awww what an adventure!! loving the photos, they're so beautifully captured!

    x susan


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