Paying homage to Heidelberg, Germany, my home for a decade.
What to see, do, and eat in Heidelberg, an enchanting university town in southwestern Germany.
In parts of Germany three weeks before Easter, it’s customary to celebrate spring’s return with a summer procession, or Sommertagszug. Believed to have pagan origins, the fest celebrates spring’s return and winter’s banishing. Children take to the streets with sticks adorned with colorful, ruffled ribbons, topped with pretzels and eggs. In Heidelberg, they walk alongContinue reading “Germany’s Sommertagszug Tradition: Greeting Spring & Bidding Farewell to Winter”
For the ten years I called Heidelberg, Germany home, I was lucky to have a bird’s-eye view when Fasching festivities took the university town by storm, as I’m sure they did today.
“The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us from the mystic realm of color. Our entire being is nourished by it. This mystic quality of color should likewise find expression in a work of art.” Hans Hoffman Two lovely and talented photographers nominated me to submit entries into the Capture the ColourContinue reading “Capturing the Colour from East to West”
The Heidelberg Castle grounds are one of my favorite spots to stroll. When I was just a young babe in a Kinderwagen, my mother posed for a now-iconic family photograph at the castle’s main overlook spot (Scheffelterrasse), with me in tow. Twenty years after that shot was snapped, I moved from the United States —Continue reading “Love in the Air at the Heidelberg Castle”
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”