Konstanz in Germany

And behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha an Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter into the gates of the city.

Revelations 22: 12-14
Lake Constantine.
Bodensee in German.
Notice the tall strong tree with a rope swing and the silhouette of a young child making it move through the light of an evening sun. It has been grey today but at about 4pm the sun came out. This lake is the third largest in Europe 63km long. It borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
It is fed by the Rhine River and is composed of two connected parts.
The Untersee (lower lake) and the Oberss (upper lake).
The troubled waters of the Rhine river moving into the glass smooth Konstanz lake. An interesting moment arched over by an enormously long bridge edged with flags. At this point there was also…
… the shallow waters of a canal entering between the waters of the Rhine and the lake.
Strawberry soaked oats and yogurt in a glass, very healthy.
All holding the map down. The Rhine, Bodensee and …
Not a main square but a quiet one on a grey day. Come with me to see inside one of the churches. Let us look at some paintings…

Going outside look at this fountain…

The Imperial fountain. Kaiser Brunnen. Stands proudly in the main street. It has four former emperors, a three-headed peacock with each head regally crowned, as well as a bronze horse. An art gallery nearby displays and sells current art. Three dimensional pictures using a lot of thin pins…
Rhine Bridge Harbour welcomes one with an odd statue of Imperia ( a woman holding Pope MartinV and Imperor Sigismund, one in each hand) erected in 1993. It commerates the Council of Constance which was held between 1414 and 1418. This council condemned Hus as a herritic and he was burned at the stake in 1415, 1km outside the gates of this city… he sang Psalms as he was burning. He predicted that others would continue his cause and Martin Luther did just this 102 years later. He nailed the 95 Thesis to the church door in Wittenberg.

He that fears death loses the joys of life.

Jan Hus (He was from Prague in now Czech Republic and served in the Catholic Church. He had a good singing voice)

I hope. by God’s grace, that I am truly a Christian, not deviating from the faith, and that I would rather suffer the penalty of a terrible death than wish to affirm anything outside the faith or transgress the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jan Hus

That was quite some history. A change of subject . My sister often says show me what the people eat and how is Bess? Here is something homely and warm…

An apple strudel enough for two!!! Then
Bess and Roy on the way back to Bugzy. We still need to wear face masks on public transport in Germany. They both look weary but nothing a good long sleep won’t cure.

I started and ended this post with two different endings to our day. The day has once again been surprising with new things to learn. I hope you enjoyed our company in Konstanz.


8 thoughts on “Konstanz in Germany

  1. A lovely post. You’re getting to be a good photographer. So glad you’re having a good time and seeing lovely things. Enjoy your holiday. xx


  2. More remarkable images! Some of these places are so perfect they don’t even seem real. My favorite is the photo of the Imperial fountain. It looks like a movie set—perfect!


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