Now Discovering Norway, with @hilvees
Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. The country has at least 450,000 freshwater lakes. Can you guess the name of this magnificent lake? #thediscoverer#nowdiscovering
Now Discovering Mount Baker Wilderness in Washington, US, with @torrey_merritt.
Mount Baker Wilderness is a 119,989-acre wilderness area within the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the western Cascade Range of northern Washington state. Almost entirely within Whatcom County, the wilderness lies on the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains. #thediscoverer#nowdiscovering
Luxembourg 🇱🇺: A Country Within A Fortress! 🏰 Surrounded by fortified Strong Defense since 963 built by Count Siegfried, The Mermaid 🧜🏼♀️ Stand Watch Over The Grund as A symbol of The Legendary Tales of Melusina... “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be very intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Albert Einstein.
Chillin With My Luxembourg 🇱🇺 Mermaid 🧜🏼♀️ Friend xoxo 💋 Down beneath the Fortress Walls of the “Old City” “The Legend of Melusina”
One day, Count Siegfried was walking on the banks of the Alzette when he met a princess more beautiful than the day. This gorgeous creature was the nymph of the Alzette, named Melusina, and charmed the valley. Siegfried fell headlong in love with her and in no time had offered his heart and crown to the young woman, who accepted.
Melusina, however, made one condition, which Siegfried had to promise to observe or lose her forever. On Saturdays, the count was to leave Melusina alone in her room and neither see her nor attempt to find out what she was doing. Siegfried agreed and the couple married.
For years, they lived happily and had many children. One Saturday, however Siegfried walked past Melusina’s room and, hearing a noise, looked through the keyhole. Imagine his horror when he saw her splashing about in a large pool, her body ending in a fish tail.
Now that her true nature had been revealed, Melusina uttered a piercing cry and was swallowed up by the earth. Since then, the nymph of the Alzette has been sealed in a rock known as the Bock and only reappears once every seven years.