Visiting Old and New Places

Many of the places we are now visiting by bike aren’t new to us. We’ve driven here by car or have taken the train with our bikes. Today we rode our bikes to Maisinger See, a small lake in the middle of a nature preserve. We’ve been there often. And of course there is a beer garden. The sky looked kind of iffy so we packed our rain jackets as well as our cameras. What a beautiful route we had to Maising, through woods and between fields fringed with wild flowers, places we have never been on our bikes

We have many unpaved paths through the forests near us. While we stopped here, a woman came by, lit a candle and said a quiet prayer before she continued on her walk with her dog.
The forest floor is a lush green with grasses and ferns.
We have paved paths, too, which I always prefer.
Picnic tables at Maisinger Lake. I didn’t take any pictures of the lake – why?
Isn’t this a wonderful time of year?
The very most authentic Old and New! On our way home we passed the The Villa rustica near Leutstetten, from around 133 A.D. It is the archaeological site of a Roman estate (Villa rustica), which existed for around fifty years. The area of ​​the small manor house was excavated from 2001 to 2002 and enclosed in a protective glass housing, making it accessible to the public. My bicycle is in the picture, too. I just stumbled upon this and never thought of the challenge until I got home.
An interesting find – I’d be hard put to say which seat is the newer one, but they are certainly different.

It was a holiday, Corpus Christi, but we saw few cyclists – the way we like it. And we didn’t need our rain jackets, so it was more or less a perfect ride.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. I have three kids and eight grandchildren - so I'm pretty old. Cycling, photography and walking are my favorite things.

1 response to "Visiting Old and New Places"

  1. By: Seasidejanet Posted: June 20, 2019

    What a beautiful place you have moved to…..always love the ‘volks’ Paths trails through the forest.

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