Monday, October 28, 2013

I capture the castle...

travel, Germany, Burg Lichtenberg, castle, ruins, exploring, style blogger, travel blogger, Ramstein Air Base, day trips

Well, tout le monde... it is official.  I get to LIVE IN GERMANY!  I have my ID and my passport stamp and I am all set and ready to buy myself a new set of wheels so I can cruise around the countryside and climb castles with Soldier Boy every weekend if I so choose!  

Yesterday, we hopped over to Burg Lichtenberg in Thallichtenberg (about 30 minutes from home).  This has got to be one of the coolest ruins I've visited in recent history and, as you can see by the title of this post, it kind of reminded me of my favourite book (pretty much of all time) "I Capture the Castle" by Dodie Smith.  I don't know what it is, but whenever I see a castle in some state of ruin, I have this horrible urge to climb it.  Most of the time, this is largely frowned upon, but Burg Lichtenberg is just there... totally open... no guides... you don't have to pay for it... you can walk through and enjoy looking at it, or you can put your low-heeled boots on and scale the walls.  

It was incredibly windy and I thought, while doing the splits over a doorway about 8 ft. from the ground that I was going to blow over.  I think I need to make another trip over here, minus the heels and wind and perhaps with a grappling hook and a few carabiners.  No, I've never gone rock climbing, but I feel like my castle wall climbing habit hakes me qualified in some small way!  









Scarf- Handmade by moi and is FOR SALE!!! It is huge and cozy and wonderful- $30!  Please leave a comment below if you'd like it.  I have two hats in the same yarn to mix-n-match! 
Jacket c/o H&M
Jeans c/o Charlotte Russe
Boots c/o Charlotte Russe
Purse c/o Big Buddha

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40 comments:

  1. This is a dream landscape! How wonderful! :) Loved the photos x

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    1. Thank you! I feel like castle conquering is becoming a weekly occurrence! I love the fall leaves!

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  2. I am so happy to hear that! Love the castle pictures!

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    1. Thanks! I'll just have to keep posting more of them!

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  3. What a beautiful adventure! Your photos are gorgeous... Especially that overview shot of the mountains. Looks like you guys had a wonderful day. I would love for you to check out my blog.

    Jessica
    www.thewaytomyhart.com

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    1. Thank you! It is pretty breathtaking, isn't it? I'm popping over to your blog right now!

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  4. You look lovely and the photos are really nice...it looks so pretty!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  5. Loved the pictures! And your entire outfit! You look amazing!
    -Fleur
    pourlefemmes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It was handmade by me and is for sale, if you'd like it! There is a hat that goes with it, as well!

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  7. Super super exciting- gorgeous landscape :)

    xx Signe

    aclassystateofgrace.blogspot.com

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  8. This is so visually stunning. I cannot even imagine what it's like to be in the presence of such beauty. As much as I love America, no doubt about it...the landscapes and history of Europe is untouchable. Gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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    1. It's true! I'm definitely starting to miss some things about America (like how easy it is to find just about anything at a moment's notice... and Starbucks... and deep dish pizza), but you really cannot beat the history out here!

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  9. Oh why don't we have things like this to climb in the US?! ;)
    So gorgeous! What a lovely adventure!

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    1. Lol... the closest thing I had to this in the states was a pink "castle" in a mini golf course !

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  10. Congratulations. Really happy for you. You look like you're having such a great time in Germany. Love this outfit.
    xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you, Amy! I'm bummed that we didn't connect when you were here!

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  11. beautiful photos! and i need that scarf!!!

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  12. That looks absolutely beautiful! What fun adventures!

    xo, K
    www.BKCsquared.com

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  13. You have captured the castle in an amazing way..you look so pretty in all the photos!! :) loved it..it was like boon for eyes! ;) <3

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    1. Thank you, so much! It was a truly lovely afternoon!

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  14. I am so glad everything settled out. I love these photos; what a beautiful space.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  15. wow the view! Absolutely breathtaking! :)

    xoxo

    WWW.ZERXZASTYLE.BLOGSPOT.COM

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    1. Thanks! Isn't it amazing? It is so crazy to me that fortresses like this have been there so long, they are almost a natural part of the landscape!

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  16. Oh congrats on getting to live in Germany!! You look so cute and that view is incredible!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow these photos are stunning, that leather jacket is amazing!

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    1. Thanks! It is from H&M! Best way to spend $30 ever! I wear it all the time!

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  18. Beautiful pictures! I would love to visit Germany! I've only been to Frankfurt and it really seems that I've been missing out on many gorgeous destinations!
    Cool outfit too! ;)

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    1. I've really not spent much time in Frankfurt at all! I've been to the airport a few times and a few weeks ago, we stopped at the big mall in the city for Starbucks and Chipotle! I like exploring the country much more! Where are you from?

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