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Anne Ruthmann  Photographer. Creative Business Consultant. Reiki Master. Singer. Writer. Adventurer. Design & Art Lover. World Traveler. Manhattan NYC.

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Sgraffito is such an interesting process when applied to the side of a building. At great distance, it simply looks as if it's been painted, but when you get truly close, you see the painstaking hand-detail work that goes into this process, evidenced by small slices into the plaster.

A place where fairy tales come to life- if only for a day. Everyone had told me how beautiful Prague was before I arrived, but I didn't expect it to provide the backdrops of fairy tales and fantasies so easily. Walking around the city gives me a sense of being paralyzed by beautiful architecture- feeling completely surrounded by it and yet knowing how much more I would miss if I stopped and lingered too long to admire just one of thousands of the well-preserved buildings.
#fairytale #prague #czechrepublic #czech #fantasy #castle #cathedral #medieval #townsquare #eu #eurpope #eurotrip #worldtraveler #horsesofinstagram #horsecarriage #europe #bohemia

How many of the buildings being made today will be considered worth saving in 100 years? How many newer public buildings are so beautiful that people fall in love with them and want to maintain them for generations to come? What are the gorgeous public colonnades of today's time?

And now for something completely different - a choir of lawn gnomes found at a gas station rest stop in the middle of the Bohemia's hops farmland between Marienbad and Prague. 😂 Which one is your favorite?
#bohemia #czechrepublic #czechthisout #gnome #gnomestagram #gnomelove

I never thought I'd see a place where cool sparkling mineral water flows freely and naturally from the ground and public fountains. I think I may be in heaven- or at least like one of the women in this mural chasing the bubbly waters of Marienbad.
#marienbad #czechrepublic #karlovyvary #spatown #mineralsprings #sparklingwater #sparklingspringwater #naturalsprings #travel #worldtravel #worldtraveler #czech #goldenage #spavacation #boho #bohemian #bohemianlifestyle

I think what I love most about historic spa towns, is the preservation of golden age architecture designed around calming beauty, healthy wellness, and relaxation. Designing a place for escape and relaxation means taking into account all of the small design elements that can help create a sense of peace.
#karlovyvary #czechrepublic #europe #eurotrip #spatown #wellness #mineralsprings #hotsprings #wellnesstravel #czech #architecture #historic #historicalplace #historicalcity #historicarchitecture

The layer of colors you see in the water is actually a stream of Aragonite formed from the mineral spring that flows into the canal. This calcium carbonate rests just under the surface of the ground and plays a large role in the therapeutic benefit of the mineral water here.
#karlovyvary #karlsbad #minerals #mineralsprings #hotsprings #czech #czechrepublic #spatown #wellness #wellnesstravel #worldtraveler #worldtravel #seetheworld #eurotrip #europe #naturalwonder #naturalwonderoftheworld #aragonite

There are only a few towns in the world built around spa hotels harnessing naturally occurring hot mineral springs for therapeutic benefit- and this may be the loveliest of all! I'm not even going to apologize for the potential oversharing of photos from this town- it's gorgeous! (I'll try to keep most of it to stories so it disappears quickly. ;)
#karlovyvary #czech #czechrepublic #spatown #hotsprings #spa #mineralsprings #resort #escape #wanderlust #travel #wellness #wellnesstravel #relaxed #relaxing #worldtraveler #worldtravel #worldtravelpics

As I leave Berlin, I know that I have only scratched the surface, but I also know that this modern European city is welcoming of visitors, tolerant and embracing of differences, easy to navigate, and has plenty more to explore. Only shadows and monuments remain of its darker past, while the bright future shines in the hearts and minds of students, hopes of new immigrants, and in the improvements and renovations to its centuries of architectural stories. I'm sure I'll see you again, Berlin!
#berlin #mitte #germany #openaircinema

If only we had Kleingartens in NYC- how much greener the city would be- with a private plot of garden and a day cottage within a community of gardeners and day cottages. A place for city dwellers who don't have yards to feel a sense of private escape, to garden, and breathe fresh air, but also maintain that close-knit community's feeling. Not quite a vacation home, but so much more than what you can do with a balcony or stoop, and more personal ownership than a shared community garden. This is truly one of my favorite little things about Berlin.
#kleingarten #berlin #germany #plänterwald #garden #farmfresh

Waterside dining and the warm light of sunset- not a bad way to end our first evening in Berlin.
#germany #berlin #publicspace #waterside #watersiderestaurant #outdoordining #berlinerdom

Reading the World Clock moving sculpture and noting which world cities were chosen to be included.
#berlin #germany #worldclock #alexanderplatz #publicspace #sculpture #publicart

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