Ah! That time of year for VACATION photos! Looks like this will be a multi-parter because I have to find my second camera. In any case, this post has trip photos taken from the Bavarian woods along the Czech border. We stayed in a pension near Bayerisch Eisenstein. In the past, this area was known for its huge glass-blowing, glass-etching, and mirror polishing industry. They needed lots of fuel for those furnaces. With mechanization and globalization, these days it’s mostly just tourists coming for the crisp mountain air.