May 26: Bamberg to Bodensee
And then it was time to head further southwest to the next destination, Zernez, where I had previously been in 2005, starting out with a jaunt through Bavaria.
Aboard the train to Nürnberg, ready to depart, just snapping another train.
The car had this great angulated map of Bavaria's rail system. It's a big place.
At Erlangen: I wonder when those panes with decreasing-thickness horizontal lines were installed, as I associate them strongly with 70s/80s logo and product design.
A most bucolic of rivers (besides the apparent landfill off in the distance).
A plenitude of greenhouses.
A delirium of poppiesque blooms. Why does that seem familiar...
"Yeah, the location's great, you can walk everywhere. There is a gravel pit next door, but you know how it goes. ...Yes, right next door."
A coziness of camphouses (or garden sheds, or both) somewhere before Fürth.
These mounds were arranged by aliens from outer space! They're some kind of geolocation array! Oh, they're haystacks? Oh.
A deeply creviced building at Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof, the site of my first transfer of the day. The camera did a nice job of focusing on its own reflection.
The window of this car, an express to Munich, had seal problems, so it appears, and rather amoebic patterns ensued.
The next transfer was here at München Hbf. I like these simple monitor windows quite a bit.
Ah yes, a flock of ravens against a contrail, a harbinger of arrival at a lake. (This is somewhere before Memmingen.)
Aha! Sure enough, the Bodensee! I had totally forgotten before looking at the map of the route just now that some or all of this lakeside portion was in Austria.
It looked positively summery [via haze and sailboat].
This house looks like it got uprooted from a village and stuck out over the water. It also looks like a fun place to chillax.
Yes, that is a metal palm tree.