Above the Rooftops of Heidelberg: Views from the Church of the Holy Spirit

With a golden sun overhead yesterday, 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 the Altstadt or Old Town, ladybugs congregated. Swallows soared. The Church of the Holy Spirit’sContinue reading “Above the Rooftops of Heidelberg: Views from the Church of the Holy Spirit”

Photo du Jour: Under the Rainbow – Heidelberg, Germany

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, aContinue reading “Photo du Jour: Under the Rainbow – Heidelberg, Germany”