Photographs taken on a recent Blather trip to Heidelberg, in Germany…
Unfortunately, I didn’t get much time for photographs, and the weather was quite dull. But there’s some interesting stuff to see thereabouts.
See Tom Galvin’s site about Heidelberg »
See Things to do in Heidelberg »
All photographs except the last one were taken on a Sigma SD-9. The last photograph was taken on a Canon S-330 IXUS, and I used the Photostitch function.
All Photographs © 2004 Dave Walsh
A view of the river Neckar, from Heidelberg (click for larger)
The Print Academy, Heidelberg
The Print Academy, Heidelberg #2
The Brass Monkey, Heidelberg. Apparently rubbing the big coin brings good luck. Though someone did tell me that it his rather formidable balls that had to be rubbed. Brass monkey… balls? The inscription beside it says, according to Ms. Wurzel Tod:
- As you look at me, world (or traveler), don?t laugh to quickly at me because if you were to look at humanity, or even into a mirror, you just might see something as funny as me.
The Brass Monkey, Heidelberg #2
Two mice, Heidelberg
The stage of the Nazi Thingstätte at Heiligenberg, in the woods above Heidelberg.
This open air amphitheatre was built in 1935 by the Nazis – using forced labour. It was used, it seems, for Solstice festivals and the like. The atmosphere at the Thingstatte is rather eerie – it doesn’t take much imagination to image the uniformed fervour of the 1930s, or torch-lit processions up the hill. It’s a weird class of Roman and Deco design, coupled with a curiously anachronistic neo-paganism.
View of the seating in the Nazi Thingstätte at Heiligenberg, in the woods above Heidelberg.
Another view of the seating (click for larger)