Wednesday, July 29, 2009

German Community Gardens

Hello Everybody,
Here are some pictures of our walk through the local community gardens. There are several gardens that are located in and around the village. This garden you see in the pictures and video is fairly centralized and I would say moderate in appearence.


There are other gardens that we have walked by, while they are more lavish in their building structures and getaway cottages, the gardens in these pictures and video are some of the best in town, visually anyway.


I had to stop to take a picture of these beans on a pole, very Jack and the Beanstalk, they were quite tall and imposing, as though they were saying to me, "You think you can bring me down!" I'll have to walk by again during the weeks that follow the see how much bean this plant yields.



Here we have the entrance to the garden. One would never know that a garden exist because the garden is surrounded by tall ferns, therefore blocking a view of the goods. But once you walk past the gates, it is a sight. Upon our first discovery of this garden, the vegetation was unreal, neatly lined, trimmed and well pedicured, nothing short of perfect. Those Germs, they do like to garden.







Here is some video:

video


Here are some more pictures I took of the area.


I can't figure out what this small structure is. The building is nestled along newer structures and it has a chimney which looks older and in the style of the church downtown. It has two doors , one bigger than the other, and I know this is not a mormon town, and a sort of barn opening in the center top. Old farm house? I'll find out. Perhaps it's a left over from when the town was first built. I say left over, because many of the houses are renovated or restored and some lose their old world identity. Take our place for example, it was built as part of the city wall, while the outside looks older the inside is all fairly new.

Lastly, I also took this picture because I so wanted the candy machine to work...you know... I actually didn't check to see if they were in service or not. I'll go back and check. So many things I have to do a check over on. I bet it's out of candy.





Today in History:

Death of the political philosopher, Herbert Marcuse, in Starnberg, Germany. Marcuse is noted for his Marxist philosophy and Freudian analyses of 20th century Western society. Marcuse was particularly influential among the protesters of the 60's and 70's. Marcuse worked in the Frankfurt "Institut fuer Sozialforschung" until the Nazis came to power in 1933. He then fled to the United States. During the war he was an intelligence analyst for the U. S. Army. Beginning in 1951 he taught at Columbia University, Harvard University, Brandeis University and the University of California at San Diego.

In 1975, Gerald Ford was the first American president to visit the concentration camp in Auschwitz.



-M


1 comment:

Jack Noodle said...

where are all the people in your village? It often times looks abandoned in your videos.