How to get Married in Kuwait? | An Expat’s Guide

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Tying the knot in Kuwait- made possible to make great memories with idyllic Sky Lounge in Radisson Blu Hotel .

Are you in an Interracial relationship-Expat that’s looking into getting married in Kuwait?

No problem, Here I wanna share with you my very own experience & tips how  can Expats can  tie-the-knot in a Muslim country like Kuwait. Believe it or not but we did it only within 2 months of preparations!

Recently, I have been asked many times  How and what is the procedure for Expats to be able to get married in Kuwait? “.I have  friends there who wants  to get married, raise a child & bring their family  there and I think living in this small-oil-rich country for almost 8 years gives me a legit reason to share my personal experience.I tell you, Yes, its possible & it can be done!

About Kuwait & Islamic Law

Kuwait is a Muslim country, in short, Cohabiting & Living-in with your partner, or Children outside marriage is against the Islamic law. It is HARAM and punishable by law. Now maybe you have read lots of news about disgraceful acts of Expats about this, but I’m telling you, Don’t be one.There are strict rules for family, bachelors and housing regulations that is being imposed, especially on Expats.Violating this is punishable by law . You don’t like to get messed up with this for sure. Getting married and the procedure itself is a pain in the ass and time-consuming,  the paper works in Arabic and formalities  done in all the ‘Wazara’ (Ministry ) are all part of the process that you need to do if you want to get married in a legal way. Under Kuwaiti Law, Expats can marry through the Court only if both of them holds a valid residency in Kuwait. If you are holding a tourist visa, you can’t marry there. For Catholics who wants a church wedding, you can get all the information Here. For Consulate/ Embassy marriages,  just contact your Embassy if this service is available. In our case, The Netherlands Embassy doesn’t have this in Kuwait so we opted for a Court Marriage .

Knowing the Requirements

I did my research and made a few calls and I was able to get all the required papers that is needed. This is basically depends on your nationality, Visa Status, Type of Residency & personal preferences. We both don’t have our families in Kuwait so we only opted for a simple yet a memorable wedding. Planning and getting all requirements also takes time so we prepared it diligently .

My husband (now) is Dutch, from the Netherlands and I am Filipino.We are both Non-Muslim, both Roman Catholics and both under Visa-18 (private sector) . So our situation is not-so complicated and but only needs a lot of paperwork. So here’s how we did it through Court Marriage in The Mojama Al-Wazarat / Ministry of Justice in Kuwait City. The schedule of Marriages is only Sundays & Wednesdays. You need to go there together with all the required papers get the schedule,or your  date & time of the intended marriage.If you’re a Filipino couple and wants to get married in the Embassy, you can also find all the information Here. Take note that the Embassy only solemnize only Filipino marriage.

 

Important Note :  Documents should be translated all in Arabic!

It is very important that all documents  should be translated into Arabic , to be  submitted to Ministry of Justice including all the Translations,legalized & stamped, legalized by the respective Embassies and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFa) before submission to the Ministry of Justice.

There’s always a huge line of people in MoFa so If you wanted to get things done quickly, you need to be super early.If you live in Kuwait, you know how the bureaucracy works in the Ministry and their timings. I don’t know how to explain this, but even a simple stamp & signature could take hours!! I really hate this but either way I survived it.

Sidenote: If it falls during Ramadan, please check their opening times.

Basic requirements for Court Marriage in Ministry of Justice-KW

( Both for Bride & Groom ) :

  1. Original Passports with the residence Visa & copy  (for  visa 20 needs the Sponsor’s consent )
  2. Original Civil ID card and copies
  3. CNI (Certificate of No Marriage or Single Certificate ) -Original copies , translated into Arabic and stamped & legalized by both embassies and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuwait, (MoFa) located in Shuwaikh near KUNA or inside the Ministry complex of the Liberation Tower.
  4.  For Filipinos CENOMAR ( Certificate of No Marriage ) – this should be in original, red ribbon & authenticated from the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Philippines. Ordering this from the PH take time so you need to arrange this early.You need to bring this to the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait and they will issue another paper after stamping. There is a fee for these procedures in the Embassy. Call them to check for the cost.Both of these papers then should be submitted to MoFa for stamping & legalized. ( 5Kd stamp each)
  5.  For Filipino Catholics – NOC is required from the catholic church. This ( No Objection Certificate ) should be obtained from the Parish Church where you were baptized in your home country. They need not less than 3 months old. It should be stamped by the Parish church. You need to contact the Parish of the Holy Family Cathedral (Catholic Church) near Sheraton hotel  and arrange for appointment with the priest in charge.Requirements for NOC are the following :
  • Letter from the Parish Priest (where you are baptized/getting married ) requesting for the NOC.
  • Baptismal Certificate with seal & signature of the priest ( Fax copies are not acceptable)
  • Passport & civil ID copies of the person who needs the NOC.
  • Witnesses – 2 persons known to you but Catholics (not Family members ), with their respective Passports & Civil ID copies.

Note : If a church wedding has a legal status in your home country this may also be applied to you. The staff in MOJ will confirm during these things once you have your initial inquiry so make sure to call them first.

6. Bring the NOC /Certificate of Freedom to Marry to the Vatican Embassy (Apostolic Nunciature -Kuwait ) located in Al-Yarmouk.This is as per appointment basis only so you need to call first and schedule the appointment with the them.

7. 2  (Two) Witness to bring along during the court wedding ceremony with their original Passports & Civil ID must be present during the procedures.

 Set up an Appointment with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

Once you are all set with all your documents, you need to submit these to the Ministry of Justice in Building #15 , first floor, ( They are just in front of the Liberation Tower ) . You will find many stamp machines there on the ground floor and kind staff who can assist you so make sure you secure it before the date of your marriage.You also need to bring exact bills for the machine.You don’t like to run around and get them on your wedding day!

They will check all the documents and confirm with you the date of marriage.You can contact them through # 22486444.The procedure itself takes only 10-15 minutes depending on the speed of the Authenticator for preparing the marriage contract. Your witnesses will also need to sign on the contract with their respective civil ID’s and passport. The ceremony itself  is very simple and only for formalities. You will get your Marriage Contract on the same day in Triplicate copies ( 1-MoJ copy and the 2 copies are yours) and that’s it! Let a native  check for the spelling, important dates or reference details because the contract is written in Arabic only.

If you are getting married here in Kuwait, do NOT kiss when it is announced you are married at the courthouse.  Public display of affection is illegal and the judge will have no other choice than to have you both arrested (especially since there are appointed witnesses).

Finally, you are MARRIED! Mabrook ! 

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Expat’s marriage -Love makes it possible even you are in foreign ground.

Important Note :

Check carefully the Spelling, dates, and Names because what will be written in Arabic will be the basis of translations in your future documentations.You need to bring your Marriage Contract (Arabic) in Ministry of Foreign Affairs (KUNA-Shuwaikh/Liberation Tower Ministry Complex ) for another attestation before you can translate it on your preferred language and use on your other important documentation.make sure to invest in an accredited tranlator since you will use this document forever. Like us,You can also arrange to register your Marriage in your respective Embassies.

So, it’s not that bad right?

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Expat Marriage in Kuwait- Made possible by Love. Radisson’s Blu intricate interiors accents our exchange of vows. A perfect setting indeed.

It’s tedious but with all these, we had our court marriage in the Ministry of Justice in Kuwait. I have never imagined that I would get married in a foreign country! Photography was not allowed inside the court but our Photographer was able to have his extra camera with him . He managed to get some photos during the ceremony so I am glad about it. I had my Kuwaiti sponsor and few friends come over as our witness. My in-laws flew over from Holland and decorated our apartment with traditional Dutch  Slingers. It was quite a surprise when we got home. We had our reception with our guest in Al Boom, which is one of the ‘Mohammedi ‘type of traditional Dhow boats turned into a one of a kind restaurant. We have visited them first during my birthday and on my husband’s birthday. It is really a special place for us.

We entertained our friends by having them have a glimpse of  the Guiness world record – Al Hashemi  as our backdrop. I have written before our amazing experience while seeing this gigantic boat. Meanwhile  we enjoyed scenic views from  the Sky Lounge of Radisson Blu Hotel overlooking the Arabian Gulf. We got a very good package from them including the dinner & reception in Al Boom . The credibility of Al Boom is again proven and our guests were overwhelmed with the great food– so many choices! excellent personal service and the experience itself in dining in style . I need to mention that they gave us such generous complimentary cake, flowers, VIP access to the Sky Lounge & access to the grand ballroom of Al-Hashemi .

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Our personalized and DIY made Thank you giveaway gift  with all our favorite soundtracks. Photo background was taken during our island hopping trip.

It was indeed a fabulous day .We will cherish this memory as part of our lives and Kuwait will always be close to our hearts where ever we are. If you have any special occasion, don’t forget to check out and consider this hotel. It’s all worth it.

Mabrook ! Gefeliciteerd ,  Congratulations on your wedding and  Good luck on your wedding preparations if you are looking for a marriage in Kuwait.Hope this post have helped you.

Do you have any experience such as these? Were you also married in a different culture ? I would love to hear your stories in the comments below.

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A peek into Liechtensteinklamm | Narrow

 

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Gorge of Liechtenstein in Sankt Johann Alpendorf

Narrow cut above one’s Head 

The Liechtenstein Gorge is not only one of the most beautiful, it is also one of the longest and deepest accessible wild water ravines in the Alps. This magnificent natural phenomenon is well worth a look.Everyone who visited this place left amazed by this wonderful natural rocks.

The rock faces rising up on either side are so constricted in places that the sky is visible only as a narrow cut above one’s head. This natural wonder so fascinated visitors that in 1875, through generous donations by the Prince of Liechtenstein, bridges and overpasses were created for the wider public. More than 10 million people from around the world have since visited this magnificent natural phenomenon,  enchanted by the almost ghostly exchange of light and shadow created by the steepness of the rock walls and narrowness of the chasm.

So not all Narrow things are annoying, something like this can be quite fascinating!

When was the last time you really squeeze yourself just to gazed into wonderful views of natural rock formation as this?

*This post is in response to this week’s Photo Challenge *

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Beautiful Surprise | Cherry on top

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I know Something beautiful is about to pop.

You’ll never know what kind of surprise you will see. Only if you look closer then you will find it. It is a field full of beauties, but you stand out.In time you will be ready to spread and reveal yourself. Your mystery is about to pop. I am sure you will be a beautiful surprise.

In response to this week’s Photo Challenge |Cherry On Top

Labyrinth Garden and Wandertag

 

 

 

“The point of a maze is to find its center. The point of a Labyrinth is to find your center . “

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A bee is feasting on nectar of the flowers in Labyrinth Garden

Sunday is a ruhetag (day of rest) here in Bavaria and  observed in all Germany. Everyone is having a quiet & serene  sunny rest, and having time for Summer walks and hiking (Wandertag ) is the norm.The scent of the grass is in our skin as we found another new place to explore. We found ourselves in the maze of bushes, colorful flowers, myriad of shrubs and different plants  in a circular path forming like a maze, a puzzle-like wilderness.In the center of it was an Apple tree with colorful  “Dreamcatcher” hanging so nicely.We found ourselves in the Labyrinth Garden!

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Labyrinth garden in Klenzepark

In front of it was an old-fashioned water pump, overlooking the river Danube with the peak towers of the Neues Schloss (New Castle ) , the Kavalier Dallwigk , on the other side of it was the Bayerisches Armee Museum , all of this  provide the perfect setting of this garden.There are benches nearby suitable for family picnics, a quiet meditating area, a foot path, and the towering green trees.

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Trying to find the center in the Labyrinth 

Walking through the circular paths inside will let you  discover the amazing things around you. You become conscious of other living things that has been a part of your journey of discovery. The plants, the insects, the weeds, the budding flowers, the cobwebs, the earth, all in unison.From the narrow gate with the vines creeping on it, you are welcomed to start a journey of discovery. Its like walking through a circular forest.Your body becomes active, your mind is wandering, your senses are stimulating your spirit. You feel life.You breathe in all these inside you.
They said that  the center of the labyrinth is considered the apex of the path, where death is transformed into new vitality.Do you believe in this phenomenon?

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A Dreamcatcher is hanging in the tree planted in the center of the Labyrinth Garden
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A wooden post with beautiful paintings and memoirs.

 

The Labyrinth garden in Ingolstadt was established in 1992 Landesgartenschau as part of Klenzepark on the southern bank of the Danube.They said this project started by  Zurich women who had started an international project with the aim to bring to life again the labyrinth idea at as many places.

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The Labyrinth Garden

The form and shape of the garden seen from above reflects the medieval town of Ingolstadt with important landmarks of this old city like  the Kreuztor in the West, the outer and inner ring road, the four city districts with its winding alleys, the Moritz Church and Schliffelmarkt in the center.

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Yellow wonderment

The Labyrinth as a symbol used for landscaping a garden is quite fascinating. Even in the early times,the labyrinth is an ancient symbol of humanity.

In the classical Greek Mythology, a labyrinth is  a vast maze built in Crete by Daedalus, at the command of King Minos, to house the Minotaur, a monster, the offspring of Pasiphaë and the Cretan bull, that had the head of a bull on the body of a man.

 

It can be found at places of worship around the world like in cemeteries in Scandinavia, in churches like the Cathedral of Chartres, with Indians of North America, where women gave their children, at a height stands where today are Lighthouses in the prehistoric parts of ancient Crete in the legend of Theseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur.

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Partnership in nature

The message of the labyrinth tells us that, there is only one way, my way, the way of life.It’s like a spiritual journey. You need to find that way.
Today, this special garden is the place for  regeneration of nature. A place to commune and social gatherings are held to strengthen the bond of a community. Locals , guests &  volunteers are welcome to participate and be involved in tending the garden as part of this project.They have a year-long series of events to be held in this place so I am excited to take part in it. I love the whole concept of the Labyrinth garden and its cause. Below are just some of the interesting events coming up .

* Sundays in August: “The early bird catches the worm” Wellness at Eight
* Saturday, August 13, 15 pm: “Grab some blessing the house” herbal Kranzl-binding
(Christine Rottmair u. Johann Dasch)
Saturday, August 20, 17 pm: revalued Ancient knowledge:
* Smoking with local herbs (Sigrid Holzer)
*Sunday, August 21, 18 pm: Symbolism of the labyrinth. Guide with Franz Suchy

Their website is in German & is very informative and you can learn more about them Here. They have a beautiful gallery of photos and I am glad we have something like this nearby. Just in case you live nearby and wanted to volunteer to help out in gardening the maze, Here is their monthly schedule :

Monthly work dates from April: Every 1st Saturday from 9.oo,
Every 3rd Wednesday from 14.00 (June to August. from 9.00)

Another beautiful lesson and insight from Labyrinth Garden. Another day of life.

Thank you for reading and see you again in our next Wandertag!

House of Mirrors | Details

One of the memories I look back from Kuwait is seeing the House of Mirrors.I find this so interesting because it was a pure labor of an amazing  Italian woman I have ever known in my life, Ms. Lydia Al-Qattan. Meeting her in person is really a great experience. Her  house is mainly full of detailed mirrors and glass pieces embedded in each parts of the house. So much talent, creativity and hard work shown in each mosaic.The patterns engraved in each room shows her surreal and almost unreal world of imagination & talent. My photos can’t even do justice on her work.

The house itself is one of the reasons why it pays to explore and find beautiful details like this in Kuwait.I am so glad I have seen it. Quite a rarity, an ideal example of genuine creativity out of termite crisis! Just look at the entrance door?

Isn’t this so inviting?

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The Door of the Hose of Mirror. Happy Man & Wife , symbolizing a beautiful union of marriage in one roof.

Now If you will be in this bathroom, would you immediately do your “business “and ignore how  beautiful these intricate patterns done?

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The bathroom in creative patterns of glass pieces.

Or how about washing your hands in this sink? I could stay in this bathroom for hours.

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Thousands of glass pieces embedded in reflecting colored patterns.

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Would you climb the stairs without first admiring this wall full of intricate writings and calligraphy?

 

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House of Mirrors in Kuwait

 

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Arabic calligraphy embedded in glass pieces.

An experience like this is so cool and unique. I can tell you that no one goes out from this house not  feeling inspired, bewildered and amazed.I was .

I would definitely recommend this to any of my friends who would visit Kuwait. For anyone who would spend their days living there or just relocated for a new job or assignment, then this is one cool places you must not miss!Here’s my practical tips for you to keep in mind in your visit.

  • Always make sure to go with a bunch of friends to ‘House of Mirrors’ since it’s an experience that should be shared.The more, the merrier!
  • The cost of the tour is KD3 on weekends and KD2 per person on weekdays.Better call first ahead of time so you can arrange an appointment for a special tour if necessary.
  • There is a gallery of Mrs. Lidia art on sale, and those who are impressed by her work are free to make a purchase, towards the end of the tour.She is playing a game and the one who wins gets one of her artworks! I got one for myself.
  • Be prepared to sit for tea and treats and spend a good bit of time with delicious homemade apple cake in her living room with a discussion about Kuwait history, Lidia’s history and the methods she used for her creation.the house itself smelled of cinnamon ginger tea. Amazingly homely!

Contact Details of House of Mirrors :

Address: House 17, Street 94, Block 9, Qadisiya, Kuwait
Telephone: +965 2251 8522 or check out HERE for any updates.

My awesome friends in AWARE Center also regularly conducting arranged tours in this place. You can check out their upcoming events and schedule Here.

You need to see this place for yourself for you to appreciate the whole thing.

I am posting this post is in response to WP photo challenge :Details

Echinops Ritro’s charm | Details

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Echinops Ritro platinum blue with its white-wooly stem

Have you ever met one of these babies?

Yes, I know what you are thinking, they are like small globe-thistles. When I saw them, it reminds me of the Kuwait Towers ,they are so alike in form & shade!From afar they are like the beautiful Chihuly  sculpture  displayed in 360 mall in Kuwait aside from of course they are not hand-blown and that sculpture is gigantic compared to these babies.

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Certified pollen -Butterflies attractive! Terrific showstopper!

These Echinops Ritro platinum blue caught my eyes while we are strolling yesterday in Klanzepark while celebrating “Die Welt is Bunt “ festival.I find them so unique and beautiful!Did you know that they are salt/seaside tolerant?

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Echinops Ritro-blue charming lollipops

 

This compact species has cobweb-like, woolly foliage. The unique spherical flower heads appear steely blue before maturing to a brighter blue. The late summer flowers add the charm of form and texture to a mixed border.Just look at her fine petals of mini- florets hanging in bunch of beautiful mirage! Who could ever wonder how many florets just one Echinops hold?

This is the close-up shot I could get with my iPhone and yet I love the way nature shows its pure details and intricate identity.

Did you know that Deers tend to avoid this flower?

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Echinops Ritro platinum blue in Klanzepark,Ingolstadt

I could enjoy gazing at this beauty for quite some time. They attract so many wasps, bees and other insects. I was trying to take a photo with my phone while the butterflies surrounds them but at the same time my hand is busy with my daughter trying to pinch these lollies.There’s something very pleasing about a big, fat bumble stuck on a pincushion of a flower.

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There’s so much loveliness if you just look around.

This is my humble take on my first try on today’s Photo challenge | Details using  iPhone only. Nature doesn’t need more filters, its details are enough.

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Down in the Corner

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One of the busiest street hub in Kuwait -corners of the Darwaza  & Mubarakiya area,This photo was taken from the 10th floor of the office building of  my Husband. Just down the corner can be found an underground subway for people to pass intersecting through the neighboring buildings. 

“Down on the corner, out in the street
Willy and the Poor boys are playin’
Bring a nickel; tap your feet..

You don’t need a penny just to hang around
But if you’ve got a nickel, won’t you lay your money down?
Over on the corner there’s a happy noise…
People come from all around to watch the magic boy “

{Down on the Corner | Creedence Clearwater Revival }

If you’ve seen how crazy the streets in Kuwait then you know what I mean.The king of the road are the cars, Expats from all over the globe watch the everyday “magic” that happens here. Buckle up!

 

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Solar Eclipse in our Living Room!

Have you ever witnessed a Solar Eclipse?

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* 1999 Solar Eclipse viewed in Salzburg,Austria  (Photo Credit to my amazing Dutchie  Husband)

I did, but I was too young to document or even photographed it. I remember in grade school that we are advised to wear dark sunglasses and spread ourselves outside to watch a solar eclipse.Then we need to write something about it just how we have seen it. I grew up in South Pacific area where there are notably numbers of Solar eclipses have been visible. It was a great childhood memory.

An eclipse is a natural phenomenon. Nevertheless, in some ancient and modern cultures, solar eclipses have been attributed to supernatural causes or regarded as bad omens. A total solar eclipse can be frightening to people who are unaware of its astronomical explanation, as the Sun seems to disappear during the day and the sky darkens in a matter of minutes.I remember that when I was small, we have stories that monsters appears during Eclipses!!

My husband spent his holidays mostly in Austria. Other than skiing, He just enjoy it there and a pure wanderer. On his vacation, it just happened that He was one fine lucky Dutchie who witnessed the Solar Eclipse in Salzburg, Austria last 1999 among thousands of tourists who flew over just for this event.

This is one of the most-viewed Solar Eclipse in the history !

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The DOM in Salzburg where reflection of the sun  can be seen during partial eclipse,1999,Salzburg Austria

It was the first total eclipse visible from Europe since 22 July 1990, and the first visible in the United Kingdom since 29 June 1927.It lasted of about 2 minutes and 23 seconds from Romania with the greatest Eclipse point.

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The view of the partly hidden sun in the walls of the cathedral. (Photo credits to my awesome Husband for capturing all these photos!)
The solar eclipse was seen in a central part of Europe, such as Southern Germany, Austria and further eastwards.
He chose to be going to Salzburg for that day, knowing that the solar  eclipse would be totally 100% visible there, unlike further north and south where the eclipse would be partial. Like many others , He was lucky enough to find a spot  on the bleachers in front of the Dom in Salzburg. The bleachers were placed for the annual ‘Festspiele’.
The weather that day started with some drizzle, but the time the eclipse was about to start, the sky was clear.Then the show begins.
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1999 Solar Eclipse (Photo credit to one lucky Dutchie)
During the time the eclipse was not yet 100%, it was possible to see the reflection of the partly hidden sun on the Dom, as it was not possible to look directly at this without special glasses, which are like extremely dark sunglasses. During the few minutes the eclipse was 100% is was possible to look at the ” WONDER” of seeing the
 Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and the Moon fully or partially blocks (“occults“) the Sun. This can happen only at new moon, when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth in an alignment referred to as syzygy. In a total eclipse, the disk of the Sun is fully obscured by the Moon. In partial and annular eclipses, only part of the Sun is obscured.
Only for those who have been so lucky or fortunate to have seen a full solar eclipse can understand why people fly over the world to experience one. Sighs!
Indeed witnessing something as spectacular as this could change your view about astronomy, space, the earth and your own life.
This is indeed  one beautiful experience that is just worthy of remembering every now & then. In our new living room now hangs 4 of the fine shots of this wonderful event that would be remembered forever. My husband framed it and now we have a full view of it everyday!
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Framed memoirs of a Solar Eclipse ,Salzburg-Austria 1999
Do you like this idea? How do you keep your travel memories alive?
It’s still in my wish list to watch another Solar Eclipse like this with my daughter. I’m sure it’s going to be a great experience as well.
For those who wants to have this kind of experience, The next Solar Eclipse will be on August 21, 2017. The total solar eclipse will be visible from most locations in the United States. This eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible from contiguous United States since 1979.
You can check out Here to find out more.
Again, thank you for reading my friends!

The Cannons in Neues Schloss

 

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The face of the massive- war cannons guarding the New Castle in the Bavarian Armee Museum.

These are totally not the ordinary type of cannons!

As mighty as this saying goes ;

“Whoever controlled Ingolstadt, controlled the key to Bavaria”, is true as it means.

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The face of the cannons guarding the Neues Schloss in Bavaria | Ingolstadt

 

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Bavarian pride

When we are exploring the quaint city of Ingolstadt, we managed to find our way from the cobbled streets of the city center down to the path leading us to the courtyard of the Neues Schloss or the New Castle. In it was the amazing view of the displayed war cannons .Around the town showcases a unique, open air museum of German fortress architecture that really proves its mighty strength of fortifying their city and a visit to the Bayerisches Armee Museum did not fail us.

In 1418, Ludwig the Bearded laid the foundation stone for the Neue Veste (New Citadel), in the centre of which rises the Neues Schloss or the New Castle which has  17 richly decorated cannons in the castle courtyard reflect the scale of the weapons arsenal at that time.

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Notable inscriptions on the body of the massive cannons displayed outside Neues Schloss.

Two of the oldest of these exhibits belonging to the Bavarian Army Museum comprise a set of double cannons from the years 1524/25 which go by the names of “Scherer” and “Schererin”. The first weighs 9,690 pounds, the second 9,395 pounds. The Neues Schloss is now home to the Bavarian Army Museum – an exhibition of historical weapons, armaments and pewter figures.

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Parade of Cannons

Another bit of history learned & worthwhile thing to see here. Now I find this interesting because I tried to compare the design and size to other war cannons that I have seen  from  the ones I have seen in Corregidor and In Kuwait.

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Intricate detail of the Cannons

Keep posted for more of our adventures as we continue to pretend tourists here in Bavaria while we are chasing a Toddler and gobbling yummy Pretzel along the Donau. Tschüss!

 

 

 

Giant White Buddha

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Giant White Buddha 

If your passion does not include yourself, it is incomplete { Siddhartha Gautama Buddha)