Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Road trip moments: Lichtenfels, Germany
Hello my dear people! How are you, what's new? It's been a while! (Btw, thanks, Sabbatha, for the comment on my lack of post, it made me laugh. :D) So yeah, I guess you can tell from the title I was away for a few days because I was abroad. I was so busy days before the trip I didn't even had the time to let you know. Since my last posts on road trips were very well accepted, I decided I'll do another one with Lichtenfels. I didn't plan on doing it until I saw just how unbelievably cute and lovely the town is. So the pictures are made with my BF's phone, I didn't take mine. It's a great phone with a great camera, but alas not so great photographer. :P It was my first time of taking the pictures with it, I had to learn fast. ;)
So yeah, let's start at the beginning. We travelled to Germany for one reason only: music! Lichtenfels is the town where the metal festival called Ragnarök occurs and I couldn't wait to get there. The listed bands were awesome and it's been a while since I've been to a festival. Around 8 hours drive on Thursday passed rather quickly, on very good but very boring highways of Germany. What surprised me the most on the way there was the fact we need to pay 41 euros just to pass Austria! Holy crap is that a lot of money for just going through the country (there and back again, of course)! But we noticed a couple of awesome castles and I'm hoping I'll convince my darling to go on a road trip to visit them, our northern neighbours have some really gorgeous castles hiding there. :)
We got there late in the evening, set up a tent (I know, it's a tad bit cold for camping, but we brought a lot of blankets etc. so it was all good!) and awaited Friday when the festival officially started. In the morning we went to the town, since I was curious about how it looked like (and I really need coffee in the morning) and I was immensely surprised by how lovely it is. We went for a longer walk before we sat down for my cup of coffee every day, so here are some photos I took in those two days. I left them fairly large too.
The main square, my first sight of the town. Love!
I love how this building looks like.
I don't know the English word for these kind of baskets, but this one is the largest of its kind in the world, or so the writing below says. :) I love the idea, the stone baskets we usually have are so ugly.
I wanted to show how the green bracelet for the festival goes well with my polish of choice for this trip, but it looks too dark on this photo. It's Illamasqua Rampage, and here's a better photo of it.
The bald spots were not visible to the naked eye. It's the jelliness of Rampage that makes photos like this. This is one gorgeous, gorgeous polish. And it's awesome enough for me to wear it for days.
Another basket! Like I said, I love the idea.
The pretty flowers in the basket. :)
Remember my fascination with old or carved doors from my road trip to Slovakia?
This tree is gorgeous. It doesn't look awesome enough on the photo, IRL it was magnificent, even naked, I can't imagine how awesome it is with leaves.
This was some sort of a fountain. Water fell on the steps and so for quite a few meters, it ended somewhere near that car, with a large circle basin. What I loved about it was the sound of water, as I sat in that coffeehouse you see on the photo. :) I couldn't make too many pictures or pictures over the water, I think my BF was nervous enough just with me standing so closely to the water with his phone in my hands. FYI: I'm a clumsy person. ;)
The people of Lichtenfels are extremely nice and willing to help, we haven't had one bad experience. The coffeehouse even made an ice cream flavour for Ragnarök only, with the taste of mead, of course. :D It was good too! The prices are decent and all in all it's a very nice surprise that i loved the town so much, since it wasn't even the purpose of our travel.
The festival itself was amazing. Really amazing, so much better than I expected. The pace and hall are awesome, we found some Slovene people there too, so it was a total party, the prices of drinks were really decent ... I can't complain about a thing, even the design of the logo and everything is right after my taste. And I finally got my Summoning hoodie, the one I wanted to steal from my BF for so long, Minas Morgul hoodie. For a very decent price too. I was so happy. The bands were incredible too. Some really awesome concerts. My neck hurts even to this day, haha.
The festival officially ended on Sunday. Right after we packed our stuff and drove out of the festival area it started to rain. We got really lucky with the weather. It stopped raining on Thursday and started again on Sunday. Maybe Thor made a deal with the weather to give us a break or something. :D So we returned to Slovenia on Sunday evening. I was so tired I couldn't do a thing for two days, so here I am, typing this on Tuesday. :) I hope you liked the post, I'll be glad to read your comments on it too. :)
And what were you up to on this weekend? :)
Thank you for reading!