#1817| Traveling the world with Nikon: Baden-Baden

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photos above taken with the Nikon J2 on a pancake lens c/o Nikon Singapore


imagesBaden Baden, Germany

“Baden-Baden is so nice,
you have to name it twice”

Made a weekend trip to the luxurious little spa-town of Baden Baden in southwest Germany, one of the towns barely touched by the second World War. Consequently, all the architecture here is original, and also, as evinced by the photos above, very, very gorgeous.

It’s one of those decadent towns you can only imagine retiring to, and maybe not even then. Their main business, if im not wrong, is in the huge bath houses and spa services, and the super crazy luxe casinos. I really, really wanted to try out their Spa services but we didn’t have enough time… just as a reference, it costs about fifty SGD for three hours of what looks like heaven. Perhaps I’ll be making a trip back just for this, but it seems a little excessive..

It took us about an hour by bus to get there, but if you’re thinking of making a trip down, this might make more sense to you.

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There are a lot of naked statues in Baden Baden.

Oh right, another thing. It’s a rich town, so food there is expensive. We weren’t keen on paying forty singapore dollars for lunch, so we went to this adorable little bakery that also did pastas and omelets called Peter’s Am Leo in the town square, and we had the most fulfilling lunch for only about 4 Euros each.

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Recommended: Very.


Peter’s Am Leo

Sophienstraße 12
76530 Baden-Baden
Mo.-Sa. 06:30 – 19:00
So. 08:00 – 19:00

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Citron hansel pullover c/o Dopestreet Boutique, Tout a Coup Black leather panelled skirt c/o i.t Singapore, Elizabeth Faceted Crystal Necklace c/o Dopestreet Boutique, Coat from Guangzhou

Dressing up for the town, obviously, like a sunflower, in light of how muted the colors in Stuttgart City were. On the other hand, it was a pleasant surprise to discover the town of Baden Baden to be almost as colorful as my entire outfit put together. Nevertheless, people in Germany seem to favor the color black.. which means that i’m never really sure if the stares im attracting are due to my asian heritage, which honestly seems rather rare here, or my brightly colored clothes all day everyday. In any case, certainly glad for the sunny addition of yellow to my wardrobe, and also – excitement – over the discovery of this gorgeous black leather paneled skirt courtesy of tout a coup; i.t Singapore, which costs about a fraction of what the Ted Baker number I’ve been raving about does. You can get it in store here:

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and the lovely pieces on top blocked against the skirt from dopestreetboutique online or in store at Kissjane Century Square:

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Century Square
2 Tampines Central 5
#01-03
Singapore 529509
+65 6782 5929

And yes, +1 for convenient travel sized cameras! More to come with the Nikon J2, but meanwhile, stay tuned- will be posting about the actual black forest that’s come to be so famously associated with Baden Baden real soon 🙂

x
♥jem

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  1. […] I also had the best German dark beer in one of the breweries there, as well as made requisite impressed sounds at the scenery.. It really is one of those gorgeous little towns you read about in books, and they’re also something of a university town (apparently that dude who came up with the Periodic table studied there) with all sorts of ridiculous stories involving schoolboy pranks. It’s a little bit reminiscent of a childhood reading Fifth Year at Mallory Towers. Very, very lovely, and if you’re up for a day trip out of Stuttgart, it’s a tough toss up between this and Baden Baden. […]

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