TRAVELLING FIRST TIME WITH A TB: saskia and me in ludwigsburg
Ludwigsburg Travel Blog› entry 5 of 7 › view all entries
July 21st, 2007 – by: lauro
so we arrived at ludwigsburg, i was there last year with my aunt, but she was so always in a hurry and just this and that things we did. but i remember the way to the inner city - ludwigsburg is a beautiful and orderly little city - the first thing that would greet you outside of the central station are old belle epoque and swabian style houses and its easy to find the castle because you just go straight down the main road - you wouldnt miss it.
we didnt walked directly to the castle, we took a detour in the alstadt, which is really small... along it is the "einkaufszentrum" or the main shopping square of the old town but eventhough that it is small - it is really charming and really in the time of baroque setting. we passed a street artist going to the plaza, but suddenly, our attention was caught by something - in a corner, a big air ball was moving and suddenly it went up, it was a mascot just resting in a bench! hahahaha saskia and me debated if its an apple or a tomato! hahaha it looked more like a tomato for me :D we started taking pictures of it! because it was funny and at the same time its disturbing me.
and it was very surprising for a small city, it has VERY BIG plaza in the middle dominated by two beautiful baroque churches! and there was also a flea market but it started to pach up when we got there - in the middle was also an exhibit - but about having a healthy living :D wellllllll....... i live but i dont know if its healthy. hehehe saskia and me went inside and just goofed around.
so we were back to reality and time to find the castle,but saskia stopped in the flower stand, and asked the name of a flower that she was so interested in, and i am not sure anymore of the way to the castle and i asked her to ask the vendor where it was :P hehehehe but i was right and still remembered the way.
when my aunt and me went there last year, the main entrance of the castle was open and we can go inside the gardens but now, it was totally closed i mean we have to pay an entrance fee! well.... saskia suggested that we should not, because the weather is not that perfect and it might rain and we would get stuck in the middle of the humungous garden! she asked the lady in the counter if there is a free entrance to the castle and the lady said on the backside, and we walked there, it was a nice walk, because we were teasing each other hehehe.
at the backside entrance is the intricately designed gate of the castle - where the museums were also located - we took pics of it and one museum was open, where statues of the roman / greek gods where, saskia was afraid to go, because we dont have any tickets, but well.
after some foto session, saskia was HUNGRY AGAIN :P so we decided to go back to the plaza and find something... then she saw a classy resto and immediately decided to go there. hahahaha :P it was italian resto, and she was even complaining that it was much cheaper here than in switzerland :P hahahaha it was amazing because we were both thinking and ordering spagetthi pomodoro! we didt even said it to each other :D it was really yummy but didnt finished mine coz i was still full over that goulasch soup and in between saskia was teaching me again swiss german :P but i only remembered "mädchli" hahahaha
after a couple of hours in ludwigsburg, we decided to spent the last rays of the sun back in stuttgart, i suggested a bar - i was also there last year but i forgot the name and the place, but it was just behind the "cube" but after walking, i have to admit that we were lost, but saskia was game and said it doesnt matter, well go to the first bar we see - and we went to l'oassis, its very much the salon des amateurs look but with moroccan finishing.
but all good things must come to an end... we went back to the main station and said goodbye to each other, but it was not a sad ending, because we promised ourselves that somewhere, somehow we would see each other again - and hahaha she wanted me to dance, but i cant :P but i promised her too that if, then we would dance the pulp fiction style :D
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