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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
I'm interested in the darker stone or brick construction right in the center of the top photo. Did I miss a reference to it or is it an illusion?
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
If you're referring to the marked area below, it's not an illusion, but not part of a building, either! There are buildings further up the hill, but not that close to the castle.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
No, in the lower left of that one, right below the individual tree on the left and below your circle. Put your finger dead center of the top photo and it's there, just above the 2 gothic windows, between the 2 halves of the castle. Looks like a modern construction and appears to be leaning left, 2 chimneys.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
Ah, now I see what you meant. No, nothing esoteric. It's actually part of the roofline of one of the buildings; the black area with the rectangles is just the shadow of part of the windowless wall adjoining it. Here's what it looks like without the shadow...
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
I see now, it's a shadow giving the illusion that was confusing me. Now it's just a case of disappearing chimneys. A very interesting building.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice memories of a fun place to visit. I seem to recall there's an interesting old pharmacy/pharmacist museum in the Castle. Not exactly the kind of thing you find often.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
You might be amazed at how many pharmacy museums there are, aside from the one in Heidelberg...this LINK takes you to a 100+ page list of them in the U.S. and Canada. We've also found them in Spain and Italy, and just now noticed that there's one in Krakow, where I believe you are at the moment! Here's a LINK to that one!
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

HistoryDigger ·
Great piece. Thanks for posting the details about the church and Maas, which I find fascinating. Travel IS about story and exploration. Why else travel if not to learn?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fascinating bit of history, PHeymont. I'm not sure I know of another church that was literally physically divided to serve two congregations. Anyone else know of any?
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
Actually, I do know of another, and it’s been featured on TravelGumbo! But that was a different sort of division. St. Helen’s Bishopsgate, in London, has two parallel naves; one was used by the lay parish congregation, and the other by the nuns of the adjoining convent. The division there was by a ceiling-high curtain running the length of the church. The original blog was for Where in the World #23, almost a year and a half ago! Here's the LINK
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

PHeymont ·
Sitting just now at the Bratwursthäusle next to the Sebalduskirche, with the empty plate from my bratwurst in front of me...thanks again for your wonderful introduction to Franconia! For anyone else coming: best-ever potato soup before the wurst, and a glass of Lederer dunkel!
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

PHeymont ·
Here's that soup, by the way!
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Nadja for showing us more about Franconia and giving some historyI I've been to Nuremberg and wished I had this information then.. I guess reason to go back!
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

PHeymont ·
I haven't been to Nuremberg since about 1960...but that might change on my Germany visit next year...I tend to follow the trail of the good sausages!
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Travel Luver ·
It's an interesting piece. I really wasn't that aware of Franconia. Now I want to go and have some of those sausages and pork roast!
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Ottoman ·
Thank you for taking the time to share all this information Nadja. And the photos of the delicious food..."sehr gut". I must go now..."ich bin hungrig".
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Re: Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Nadja von Elm-Weber ·
If I find some time again, maybe there will be a "part 2" to this ;-) with some information on interesting music festivals like "Blues will eat big Schweinebraten" (pork roast) or the famous "Bardentreffen" where there are stages set up in the whole city for different bands and other art events like "Die blaue Nacht" (the blue night)...
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Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
The Heiliggeistkirche, to give it its German name, is the most imposing church in Heidelberg; it stands out above the Altstadt (Old City) section of the city so distinctively that I dared not include an exterior view among the clues. I make amends...
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France to enforce Uberpop ban after violent protests

PHeymont ·
French taxi drivers protested across the country today against the illegal but continuing Uberpop service, with some demonstrations turning violent. At the end of the day, the government announced it will now shut Uberpop down, at least in Paris....
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Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
This week, Gumbo was hanging out at what might be called the capital of Romantic Germany, Heidelberg Castle. It’s among the most important Renaissance structures north of Italy, and one of the foundations of Heidelberg’s tourist industry....
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Allmächd! A small guide to Franconia

Nadja von Elm-Weber ·
Allmächd!  is a typical Franconian dialect exclamation—best translated as “almighty!” After my tweet @TravelGumbo a few days ago (“Sage travel advice: never call a ‘Franconian’ (native of northern Bavaria)...
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Venice protesters block cruise ships

PHeymont ·
Protests by 2000 in small boats block cruise ships in Venice's lagoon over environmental concerns and 'over-tourism'
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Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady, Old Town, Prague

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband checked out the Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady in Old Town, Prague.
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Our Gloomy Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

Samantha ·
While in Munich, Samantha and her husband made their way to Dachau Concentration camp and a special memorial. May we never forgot what happened there so that history will NEVER repeat itself.
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Re: Our Gloomy Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

GarryRF ·
A gentle reminder that history constantly repeats itself - somewhere in the world it continues today.
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Re: Our Gloomy Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

Amateuremigrant ·
With so much disinformation and plain ignorance about our recent history, it can sometimes takes a harrowing experience to bring home the scale of man's inhumanity to man. And to remember it didn't start this way, but with small injustices and prejudices that dehumanise some scapegoated section of society. Beware weasel words.
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Re: Czechoslovak Hussite Church of Our Lady, Old Town, Prague

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great church! I loved visiting it. If you like astronomy, be sure you visit the grave of Tycho Brahe within the church.
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Re: Venice protesters block cruise ships

PortMoresby ·
Good for them. I approve wholeheartedly of the people taking charge when their government has failed to protect them. There's a cruise ship ad running, possibly Viking, advertising their bigger (non-river) cruise ships. It shows a giant ship passing by the end of a small Venice canal, dwarfing the ancient buildings as it glides past. I'm astonished every time I see it, that this is an image that they believe will convince me to buy one of their cruises, seemingly oblivious to the fact that...
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Re: Venice protesters block cruise ships

GarryRF ·
A bit of Civil Disorder is always a good reminder to the Government that it is not in control of public opinion. And no one got shot.
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October 7, 2020: Reformation Memorial, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Protestant Reformation Memorial in Copenhagen, commemorating the 400th anniversary of Denmark's move from Catholicism to the teaching of Martin Luther.
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