Tag Archives: Germany

Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past 03: The Gradation House at Bad Dürkheim

I’m sure we’ve all heard tales of the salt mines in Russia. Part of my husband’s youth was sliding on a hessian sack into the salt mines in Austria. The Gradation houses were a way of getting salt that I … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Special: Diversity in the Karneval

In Germany the Karneval ,which starts before Christmas on 11/11 at 11:11 am   is a very important event.  At this time the council meets wearing fools hats and performances of song, dance and comedy. Then all is quiet until … Continue reading

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Industrial

(9 photos) Where ever there is industrialisation there is transportation. For the past 200 years Germany’s economy has been predominantly held up by its level of manufacture. A rail system was quickly developed as was The Ruhr and it initially the … Continue reading

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Floral Friday: A small village garden in Germany

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Floral Friday: A German town garden

You hear about English country gardens. In fact songs are written about them. German town gardens are just as delightful even though in a much smaller space.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Cars

I normally pay no attention to cars  but I have been to two museums that I would highly recommend if you are in the vicinity. The first is the Sinsheim Technical Museum in Germany and this will one day be … Continue reading

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In the mind’s eye when one mentions winter thoughts of snow arrive unbidden. I think I’d love to live in a snowy wonderland such as Switzerland and Canada and parts of the US, but I know that the novelty would … Continue reading

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