Posts Tagged ‘Limburg’


A grey day in the Lahn valley. Cycling on through the mist, rain and cloudy skies. The sun arrived in Gießen, where I caught up with my friend Mathias. We had a lovely evening chatting.

Misty morning in Limburg

Misty morning in Limburg

While cycling, I always look out for beautiful sceneries for a photo. Where is the sun? What is the best angle? What to include in the photo, and what not? Always looking for photos, you stay focussed on the now, and what you are experiencing at this moment. Today, I felt tempted to take photos just to be able to say that I took a photo. Nowhere, today, did a photo jump out and hit me. I didn’t take many photos.

While cycling, I look for an anecdote, a story, a scene that I can write about. Something that makes this day special. Today, there was nothing. I have decided not to try to make one up. Today it was cloudy, wet and grey, and that is OK.

After 82km I arrived in Gießen, and took this photo.

Gießen

Gießen

The evening was lovely, catching up with Mathias – a friend from my Aachen times. We talked, ate and walked and went shopping. Oh, and the sun came out for me in Gießen, in time for our city stroll.


I woke to rain, and the rain remained looming all day. But the sun poked out too as I cycled along the beautiful Lahn valley, endowed with steep wooded sides and pretty villages.
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I’m starting to leave the heartland of my life of the last 21 years. I have been here before, but it is not my home territory. And I’m on the road alone. This will be my life for the next 2 years. I love it.

I watch the geese glide over from above, skim, and then land on the water. The waves radiate out and lap on the shores of the green watered river, flanked by steep wooded hills. Perched on the top of the highest hills are castles. The bike path hugs the shore a lot of the time, occasionally climbing to a castle or view before dropping again. The weather stays grey, raining briefly in Bad Ems and Nassau.
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Today also had physical challenges to test my strengthening body. Suddenly the bike path left the Lahn and zig-zagged up to the crest of the valley before rolling down again a few kilometres later. It was steep and moderately long. And I made it. Bring on the Passo del Stelvio.. 🙂
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The sun came out for me in Limburg an der Lahn. I was here with my father many moons ago. There is a quaint city centre with a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets and fachwerk houses. The place was swarming with tourist, as well as some bike tourists (like me). The sun was at its brightest when I was at the famous cathedral. Very pretty, and a nice end to the day.
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