Walhalla - Dirk Steffen Photography

Over the weekend we attended the Bavarian Softball federation's league meeting and then had the opportunity to spend some time in Regensburg, Germany where the meeting happened to be. After some consideration on what to do we decided to visit Walhalla in the afternoon and to head back to Regensburg to enjoy the sunset at Stone Bridge.

According to Wikipedia, "Walhalla is a hall of fame that honors laudable and distinguished people, famous personalities in German history – politicians, sovereigns, scientists and artists of the German tongue". The hall is housed in a neo-classical building above the Danube River, east of Regensburg, in Bavaria, Germany. The Walhalla is named for Valhalla of Norse mythology. It was conceived in 1807 by Crown Prince Ludwig, who built it upon ascending the throne of Bavaria as King Ludwig I. Construction took place between 1830 and 1842, under the supervision of architect Leo von Klenze. The memorial displays some 65 plaques and 130 busts of persons, covering 2,000 years of history – the earliest person honored is Arminius, victor at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest (9 AD)."

I started out taking a couple of wide angle shots and also put my new Canon fisheye lens to good use:

"Fisheye view" of Walhalla

A little further down the stairs, I could use my regular 24-105 lens.

As you can see it was a beautiful day, so many people had gone up there for some sightseeing or just to chill out and enjoy the view:

The view across the Danube river, to the right is the city of Regensburg.

People enjoying the view (and themselves).

Then we moved inside the memorial hall and it was time for some more fisheye-action:

Finally, I went around to get some more 'photographic' shots:

Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany

Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany

I'll cover the Stone Bridge photo in another blog post ...

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