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... and the massive wine barrels. We finished up the evening at a great little spot--the SchnitzelBank which is a really small restaurant (25 people max on 4 shared tables) that used to be a wine barrel maker shop in 1900. The tables in the place are the original workbenches from the 1900s. We both ate too much and are looking forward to staying in one place for awhile and eating ...
3. das Känguru - kangaroo
4. das Stinktier - skunk (stinky animal)
5. das Faultier - sloth (lazy animal)
6. das Erdmännchen - meerkat (earth little man)
7. der Stachelschwein - porcupine (spike pig)
I took along my Canon 700D with Steffie's EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. She got the lens as part of her kit along with the Canon 1000D and the usual ...
... town center has some really nice old buildings, however, they need to be taken care of.
Also most shops are especially made for tourists, esp. for Asian ones. Asian employees work in the shops and there are Asian letters on the windows. That at least to me is a definite turn off as after all it is Heidelberg, a town famous for its history, culture and university. I guess though that everything changes over time.
The Christmas markets ...
... and fountains at the front, with buildings leading off that reminded me of Bath in the UK because they were rounded and a similar terrace type of look. At the back of the castle is a huge parklands with woods and grassy areas. Very green and very beautiful. I felt there really was a lot to see and enjoy there, and the atmosphere was really nice and peaceful. I think also it seemed to be a very clean and less impacted by the world place – something that ...
Well what promised to be a nice day started out misty and on the verge of spots of rain. The rough plan was to continue down the Rhine but cut off the corner by Mainz and rejoin it further down. The effect was to go up and out of the immediate valley and into the heart of wine country. Lots of pretty wine themed villages. I later realised that mayday was a public holiday of some significance here.
Anyway last night one other ...