Europe 2009

Lindau, 16-18 August

 

From Innsbruck to Lindau, we took a scenic route. *

 

Protection against avalanches. *

 

Lindau is just inside Germany on Lake Constance, near where Germany, Austria and Switzerland all meet. It is very picturesque, but exists mainly for tourists. *

 

Some of the buildings are very elaborately decorated. This is the Rathaus, or Town Hall. †

 

Detail of the Rathaus gable. †

 

Clock on the Rathaus. *

 

Flowers in the square in front of the Rathaus. †

 

The town's main square has two churches. This is the interior of the Lutheran church. *

 

And this is the altar of the Catholic church. *

 

The entrance to the very attractive little harbour is guarded by a lighthouse and a statue of a lion. *

 

*

 

*

 

 

*

 

The owner of this tower, on the edge of the old town, obviously has a sense of humour: note Rapunzel's hair hanging from a window! *

 

A rather unhappy eagle on a house wall. †

 

We drove from Lindau along the side of Bodensee (Lake Constance) to Hagnau, where there was this sundial on the wall of a very elaborate Cistercian monastery. †

Now we go on to Brunnen in Switzerland.

 

Copyright © 2009 by *Lynn or †Nick Booth