As many of you know, my son now lives in Germany. We were stationed there in the ’90s, and though he lived there, he was just a toddler at the time. He had no real memories of our years living there. I am loving the fact that his first duty station in the army is in such a wonderful place. He and his new bride will have the best 3 year honeymoon ever.
He recently went on a trip to Nuremberg to their famous Christkindlesmarkt – or Christmas Market. He had a great time and did a little shopping. While there, he took in a few of the sights, and took some photos.
When he was getting ready to head to Germany, right after the wedding, I asked him if they had a good camera. He said just their phones.
Now you know, that there is no way I was letting him go to Germany for three years and have nothing but a cell phone to snap pictures. As it so happened, I still had my original Nikon D3100. It still took excellent photos and rather than selling it and testing the Canon waters…which was my original plan…I put it all in a case, extra lenses, cleaning kit, extra batteries and all…and said, “Here you go.”
Not only did I feel that he needed a good camera to document their time over there for them, but this mama wanted pictures too! I wanted to see the beautiful sights and enjoy Germany through their eyes.
Here are some of the photos that he took on his day trip.
I have a collection of blue plates, and one of the things Joshua got on this trip, was a blue plate with this beautiful church on it. It is the Frauenkirche, or Church of the Lady.
Looking across the city of Nuremberg.
This was inside the Sebalduskirche – St. Sebald Church.
The monument to St. Sebald. This was built in the 1500s.
Lorenzkirche, the St. Lorenz Cathedral.
I spy a coffee shop! Starbucks in Germany?!
I am so excited that Jacqueline will be joining him soon and getting to see all of these stunning places together. I hope to go visit them while they are there, preferably in the winter so I can go to things like this!
All of the photographs in this post were taken by Joshua Smith, and used by permission.