Photo du Jour: Under the Rainbow – Heidelberg, Germany

Rainbow by Peterskirche - Heidelberg Altstadt

Peterskirche Steeple and Regenbogen - Heidelberg

Our visiting friends and family are both horrified and sympathetic when they learn that our circa 1762 apartment has 87 stairs, and dare I say, no elevator. I argue that the views of the Heidelberg Castle, church steeples and Königstuhl and Heiligenberg hills make the treacherous ascent worthwhile.

Sometimes, following tumultuous activity in the skies above, a splendid Regenbogen will appear in the sky. Last week, Mother Nature gave us not just one, but two rainbows – simultaneously.

Schloss Panorama - Heidelberg

The light illuminating the Altstadt buildings was incredible!

Regenbogen Overhead - Heidelberg, Germany Altstadt

Jesuitenkirche - Heidelberg Altstadt

Schloss overlooking Uniplatz - Heidelberg Castle, Germany

It seemed that the pot of gold was somewhere in the vicinity of the Peterskirche…

Rainbow by Peterskirche - Heidelberg Altstadt

Where in the World?

 

Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

Published by Tricia A. Mitchell

Tricia A. Mitchell is a freelance writer and a co-founder of Eloquence. Born in Europe but raised in the United States, she has lived in Valletta, Malta, as well as Heidelberg, Germany. An avid globetrotter who has visited more than 65 countries, she has a penchant for off-season travel. Tricia has learned that travel’s greatest gift is not sightseeing, rather it is the interactions with people. Some of her most memorable experiences have been sharing a bottle of champagne with distant French cousins in Lorraine, learning how to milk goats in a sleepy Bulgarian village, and ringing in the Vietnamese New Year with a Hanoi family. She welcomes any opportunity to practice French and German, and she loves delving into a place’s history and artisanal food scene. A former education administrator and training specialist, Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in international relations. She and her husband, Shawn, married in the ruins of a snowy German castle. They’ve been known to escape winter by basing themselves in coastal Croatia or Southeast Asia. Though they are currently nomadic, they look forward to establishing a European home someday. Her writing has appeared in Fodor’s Travel, Frommer’s, and International Living.

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