From Mount Titlis Switzerland to Loreley Germany

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We just visited Mount Titlis the extra ordinary beautiful mountain in Switzerland, we wanted to continue our journey to Frankfurt via the Romantic Road along to the Rhine River in Germany.

Rhine River become as a main water transportation mode to move cargo or oil from the hinterland to the upper end, so this transportation mode become most economical.

On our way we stopped at Loreley-also written as Lorelei, where I heard a Germany Folklore from the native of Loreley|Lorelei, that once upon the time there was a beautiful young maiden who jumped from the rock formation to the Rhine River and killed herself. The beautiful young maiden was in love with somebody but this is a faithless love, she has a broken hearth.

The Loreley|Lorelei is a rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine River near St Goarshausen Germany, this Romantic Rhine Valley about 25 km from Rudesheim and 80 km from Frankfurt Airport Germany. In some area the river become narrowed and the ship captain should be careful not to hit the river bank or rock formation.

According to that fairy tale, the peoples who passed the Romantic Rhine Valley, the Loreley|Lorelei could be heard a singing from from the Rock formation along the Rhine River.

The Loreley|Lorelei a Romantic Rhine Valley is a good place to have a rest because it’s beautiful scenery and fresh air, some cafes are available for you and family for refreshment.

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Die Lorelei
The Lorelei

By:Heinrich Heine

ORIGINAL:

Ich weiß nicht, was soll es bedeuten,
Daß ich so traurig bin;
Ein Märchen aus alten Zeiten,
Das kommt mir nicht aus dem Sinn.

Die Luft ist kühl, und es dunkelt,
Un ruhig fließt der Rhein;
Der Gipfel des Berges funkelt
In Abendsonnenschein.

Die schönste Jungfrau sitzet
Dort oben wunderbar,
Ihr goldenes Geschmeide blitzet,
Sie kämmt ihr goldenes Haar.

Sie kämmt es mit goldenem Kamme
Und singt ein Leid dabei;
Das hat eine wundersame,
Gewaltige Melodei.

Den Schiffer im kleinen Schiffe
Ergreift es mit wildem Weh;
Er schaut nicht die Felsenriffe,
Er schaut nur hinauf in die Höh’.

Ich glaube, die Wellen verschlingen
Am Ende Schiffer uns Kahn;
Und das hat mit ihrem Singen
Die Lorelei getan.

TRANSLATION:

I don’t know what it may signify
That I am so sad;
There’s a tale from ancient times
That I can’t get out of my mind.

The air is cool and the twilight is falling
and the Rhine is flowing quietly by;
the top of the mountain is glittering
in the evening sun.

The loveliest maiden is sitting
Up there, wondrous to tell.
Her golden jewelry sparkles
as she combs her golden hair

She combs it with a golden comb
and sings a song as she does,
A song with a peculiar,
powerful melody.

It seizes upon the boatman in his small boat
With unrestrained woe;
He does not look below to the rocky shoals,
He only looks up at the heights.

If I’m not mistaken, the waters
Finally swallowed up fisher and boat;
And with her singing
The Lorelei did this.

Quoted from wikipedia.org

Do you like to sail around Horseshoe Bay Vancouver British Columbia?

Horseshoe Bay is a well known for its Beautiful British Columbia Ferry Terminal serving Sunny Cove at Bowen Island, Longdale on the Sunshine Coast and Departure Bay in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Horseshoe Bay was a traditionally meeting point, used both as seasonal fishing and place to spent a night when traveling between villages on the Squamish river and Burrard Inlet. The pleasant waterfront of Horseshoe Bay a place of variety restaurants, cafes, shops, boutiques.

Recreation in and around Horseshoe Bay including sea kayaking, scuba diving, boating, hiking, skiing. Rent a boat in Islamorada, sea safaris are available at Sewell’s Marina in Horseshoe Bay, the family operated marina has operated since 1930’s. I like sailing around the Horseshoe Bay, watching the spectacular Beautiful British Columbia.

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Photo:Myself wearing black hat with my Canadian friend on the rear boat around Horseshoe Bay.

At Horseshoe Bay the highway ends and ferry travel begin to those heading for Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast and Nanaimo. To reach Horseshoe Bay from point south, visitors must enter City of Vancouver first, make their way across Lion Gate Bridge to West Vancouver, then follow the sign for the Ferry Terminal. Visitors from the east need only to stay on Highway No.1, then Trans Canada Highway.

Vancouver Beautiful British Columbia is tourists delight with ocean and mountains a lot of to sea, you could experiencing walk on the top of the tall trees and sways on Capilano Suspension Bridge, watch Capilano Salmon hatchery. In City of Vancouver you may walk along the bustling Robson Street see the night life and window shopping, or dining at the revolving restaurant while watching the light sparkling from the islands surround.

A lot of Americans come to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada during weekend or holiday because Vancouver is so close with Seattle of Washington State of The United States of America-USA., just drive cross the border of America to Canada.

I missed Vancouver Beautiful British Columbia, I missed my friends long time no see.

I visited John F Kennedy’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery

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Photo: Myself in front of John F Kennedy’s gravesite-JFK

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”

When I visited Washington, D.C. some years ago, I have a chanced visited President John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy’s gravesite or popular with JFK at Arlington National Cemetery, where his brother Robert Kennedy former Attorney General of USA and JFK’s wife Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was buried also adjacent to John F Kennedy’s gravesite. John F Kennedy’s gravesite is famous with it’s The Eternal Flame, I think the only one gravesite with The Eternal Flame in Arlington National Cemetery.

John F Kennedy was born on 29th May 1917 at Brookline Massachusetts, a second son of Joseph P Kennedy senior and was the 35th President of The United States of America, serving from 1961 until his assassination on 22nd November 1963.
John F Kennedy-JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on his state visit with his wife Jacqueline. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with crime and was murdered two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be put on trial, you could read conspiracy theory.
John F Kennedy was my idol since I was a little boy, I read the story about his heroism and patriotic action during the world war 2, that way I always remember him and I was cried when I heard that Kennedy was murdered. I never forget when his little son John John gave a military salute to the President cascades on his funeral procession.
On August 2nd, 1943 Kennedy’s boat the PT 109 was rammed by Japanese destroyer in Pacific Ocean, Kennedy swam towing a wounded man to an island and later to the second island, for his patriotic and heroism Kennedy received The United States of America’s Navy and Marine Corp Medal.