There are several other interns who I work with at UNESCO and they are all pretty great. This weekend we all decided to go on a day-trip together to a town called Lubeck (except the "u" has an umlaut over it).
|Countryside, as seen from the train-ride to Lubeck.|
|Lubeck used to be the capitol of Northern Germany and this is the gate to the city.|
|Other side of the gate.|
|There were looots of quaint streets.|
|Creepy horse at the puppet museum we happened upon.|
|And creepy puppets.|
We paid a couple euro to go to the top of church that had the best views of the city.
|Picture of the church when it was bombed in WWII. Hamburg was bombed very heavily and much of the city was destroyed.|
|This is the only image of Christ I saw in the entire church and he was tiny and painted black. I'm still trying to figure out what that says about the church.|
|Can you find us?|
|We explored a store that Ruthie and Sophie (pictured here) are familiar with from Denmark, where they go to school.|
|Plant shop. Many in Germany.|
|Loved seeing this old man ride by with flowers on the front and back of his bike.|
|Fantastic dessert shop.|
|We stopped for lunch and decided to get a group.|
|Lover's locks on a bridge.|
|As we were on the bridge we witnessed what looked like a canoe race. The lady at the drum was intense and everyone was yelling in unison.|
|Taken from the bridge.|
The city was nice and quaint but not quite mind-blowing. I enjoyed walking around and spending time with friends. After we'd had our fill of Lubeck, we boarded the train again to head to the beach. I didn't have too high of hopes, because going to the beach when it's in the low 60's just doesn't seem right to me. However, there was a lot of interesting stuff going on and it ended up being really fun.
|Strawberries are everywhere in Germany right now, and they are pretty good!|
|There were thousands of these at the beach. You had to pay for them and pretty much none of them were being used. Didn't seem like such a great idea, but made for a nice photo.|
|You can't really tell in the photos, but the water was actually pretty clear and turquoise.|
|Parade on the walkway.|
|Sophie loved swinging but had never learned how! We spent a good hour teaching her. It was really fun!! I love swinging.|
To end the day we walked along the boardwalk, where there were lots of food booths, people selling their wares and street performers.
|Crazy, crazy street performer.|
Actually, one of my favorite parts of the day was the train home, just because we had some great conversations! Great friends can really make all the difference.