I live in a town that has lived through a lot. Two world wars. The journey from a tiny rural community to an urban one. The granting of ‘Bad’ status to denote that it is officially a medical spa town. Throughout all of that, one thing has been constant. This town is, and has been… Continue reading Exploring An Abandoned Hospital
On our recent visit to Berlin, I came across this picture of a young woman fleeing to the west as the Berlin wall went up. The image captured me. I wanted to meet her, to know what happened next. The aspiring writer in me wants to craft her story. The image is part of the… Continue reading Berlin Blogs 1: Potsdamer Platz
If you have any sort of interest in castles, you’ll be able to indulge it in Germany. You are never far from a castle of some description, be it the ruins of a burg or a grandiose schloss. In Germany you will find, broadly speaking, two different kinds of castle. A Burg (or burgruine if… Continue reading Queen of the Castle. Or Burg. Or Schloss.
Strolling down a busy street in Eindhoven, there is a lot to catch the eye. The city is known for design and quirky architecture. Every shop window is vying for your attention. So you could easily miss the four-inch square, brass plates set in the ground. Often passed by, sometimes obscured by city grime, these… Continue reading Stolpersteine.
Recently, we spent a day exploring Eindhoven. I have to say, Eindhoven had never really pinged my radar. But whilst staying at a holiday park nearby, we thought we might as well venture out and see what we could see. And I’m so glad we did. Fact about me. I like visiting religious buildings. Whatever… Continue reading Eindhoven-More than Philips!