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Freistaat Bayern, The Free State of Bavaria

Bavaria 2018: 100 years of statehood

Featured image: The blue and white diamonds (fusils) are a familiar Bavarian symbol, adopted in the late 13th-century by the Wittelsbach family who ruled Bavaria from 1180 to 1918.

As a product of the coastal and mountainous Canadian Southwest, I always feel the pull exerted by the Bavarian Alps regardless of where I am in Germany; it’s been this way over the past 18 years. But there’s more to Bavaria than fairytale castles, Oktoberfest, and BMW, although they’re spot on for the Wurst (sausage). And frankly, there’s a ton more to Germany than Bavaria, but that’s one of many reasons for this entire blogsite after all.

Located in southeast Germany, Bavaria includes more than a half-dozen World Heritage Sites, the pre-Easter Fasching/Fastnacht festival, the sight of Audis on the Autobahn, over one thousand years of wine-making in Franconia, and violin-making since the late 17th-century, among many things to explore, eat, and experience.

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Passauer Altstadt, Innstadt-Brauerei, Inn River, Passau, Bavaria, Bayern, Germany, fotoeins.com, myRTW

Fotoeins Friday: Passau Old Town in golden light

13 December 2012.

Every place I visit for the first time is an introduction. That much is always self-evident, but Passau is another example to add to the list.

At the end of my year-long RTW, I’m in Germany and visiting friends in Munich. I hopped on a regional train to Passau for the day. Sitting at the junction of three rivers (Inn, Ilz, and the Danube), Passau lights up under late-autumn sunshine, with even more light reflected from ice forming in the water. It’s obvious I have to come back in summer.

More on Passau here and here.

During my year-long RTW, I made this photo on 13 December 2012 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/800-sec, f/8, ISO400, 28mm focal length (45mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-aj1.

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Passau: the town of Three Rivers (Dreiflüssestadt)

Next to the Austrian border in the southeastern corner of Germany lies the Bavarian town of Passau. At the city’s so-called ‘Ortspitze’, three rivers converge: the black Ilz from the north, the green Inn from the south, and the blue Danube from the west. The unique setting provides the city with the nickname or moniker “Bavarian Venice.” Facing east and up and over the hills in the distance is Austria.

With a few short hours of late-autumn and winter daylight, I chase the remaining light on foot through a bitter windchill. The following pictures show it’s worth the effort and the sacrifice of comfort: “always for the shot(s).”

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Fotoeins Friday: Passau, the Bavarian Venice

Here at the Dreiflüsseck (Three-River-Corner) in Passau, the three rivers Danube, Inn, and Ilz converge. As the Dreiflüssstadt (Three Rivers City), Passau is known also as the “Bavarian Venice” for the low-lying peninsula where the city’s Altstadt (Old Town) resides. It also stands to reason the city has seen its fair share of flooding over the centuries. Under a light blanket of snow, the late-afternoon light and calm conditions combine to provide this beautiful winter scene where the Ilz river at centre-left converges with the larger Danube. The Veste Oberhaus is perched on the hill to the upper-left.

As part of my RTW journey, I made the photo above on 13 December 2012 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera, EF-S 18-55 IS II lens, and the following settings: 1/500s, f/8, ISO200, 18mm (29mm). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-5ZE.

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