many thanks to you for your kind comments. this week I'll be trying to find a balance between words, pictures, and details. I'll be letting the words from my travel journal, my memory and my photos all do some talking.
Monday in Mannheim
mark and I traveled over the weekend to allow for a bit of transition time before his work began. I have to admit that after he left on Monday, I was so tempted to stay in the hotel and sleep all day using 'tired' as an excuse. but this little voice inside my head said, "do you want the only pictures of your trip to be of this hotel?" the answer was a resounding "no" so I tackled my fear and (with some help) made my way to Mannheim.
"After detailed instructions and detailed maps, I made my way to the "train" = streetcar "station" = stop, a few blocks from the hotel. The lady I asked for help using the ticket machine didn't speak english, so I took pictures of the entire machine and walked back to the hotel for help from Christine. She chuckled at my photos..."good idea," she said. And back to the station I went with 2,20 euro in hand."
this is a look down the street in two directions. Above- to the main station in Mannheim. you can also see the local train I traveled on to the left. and Below- down the main shopping street.
"I made it! It's beautiful outside- sunny with a light breeze. I'm sitting in Parade-Platz with lots of people. I'm hearing- shoes on pavement, church bells, and talking in German. I'm seeing- lots of smoking, very few people on cell phones, and very few people in sneakers."
This photo was the start of what would become a collection of clocks. In each town or city I visited, I always found a new and interesting clock. this is on the Mannheim Castle- Barockschloss, which is now one of the most beautiful universities in Germany- Mannheim University.
Also at this location is the Catholic Church- Schlosskirche Mannheim set up as the court chapel. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would play here during his visits to Mannheim.
lift = elevator
WC = toilet
StraBe = Strasse
the Easter holiday is really popular
Tomorrow I'll share details from my two visits Worms!