Paying homage to Heidelberg, Germany, my home for a decade.
With a golden sun overhead, Shawn and I ascended to the Heiliggeistkirche’s platform. I hadn’t made the climb up the 600 year-old Gothic church’s curvy staircase since 2002, so I was pleasantly surprised by the splendid panorama! On the sandstone perch overlooking Heidelberg’s Altstadt or old town, ladybugs congregated. Swallows soared. The Church of the Holy Spirit’s bellsContinue reading “Above the Rooftops of Heidelberg: Views from the Church of the Holy Spirit”
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 long ascent worthwhile.