Saturday, August 20, 2011

In the Harz

Our visit to this cultural wellness town made us wish we had booked a longer stay in Germany. One week was very rushed. It seems that my aunt loved to hang out in this area whenever she had some holiday time. This Hotel Victoria looks like a quaint place to stay in Bad Harzburg.
This fountain was added after the war and I was amused by its humour. Hard as she tried, my sister could not capture this little one in action. Each time she tried he stopped. LOL!
I wish I had a clue who this jolly fellow might have been.
As you can see the artist worked hard to create a spectacular set of characters around the fountain. Wellness is linked to humour right??

8 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

What amazing gingerbread on that hotel.
Such a happy, expressive face on that little fellow at the fountain. He would make me wonder also.

Sandra said...

and I do believe Laughter is good for the soul, it really is. like that hotel

Brenda said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing Heidi. Hope all is well.

Olga said...

Great pictures. Laughter can feed the soul and that has to be healthy.

George said...

Yes, humor is an important part of wellness. The fountain characters have fascinating features. I really like the old hotel.

Sandi said...

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate your comments, and efforts to read previous posts. :)

I enjoyed these photos! We are planning to visit Europe in June 2012. My husband wants to visit Germany. I am excited to learn about unique places while we are there.

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

What a special, special trip to see your Aunt! How very wonderful to get to make the trip with your sister. It looks so gorgeous there! I am so thankful you came by to visit my blog! My Mom and I made a trip together to Ireland years ago, just the two of us, and I have always treasured it. I have never been to Germany, and would love to! The white pine cones are just lovely, by the way--so unusual! Hope you will come back by and visit my blog again soon.
Marie

Desiree said...

I love the architectural beauty of those glorious old buildings! And this fountain of quirky statues certainly tickled my funny bone :)