Monday, 16 October 2017

Our World Tuesday. Eisenach

From 5th till 9th October we were visiting Eisenach to commemorate Luther and his work.

View over Eisenach with Wartburg castle to the left
View over Eisenach with Wartburg castle to the left
Coat of arms of Eisenach
Coat of arms
Eisenach   is located in Germany

State Thuringia
District Urban district

Eisenach was an early capital of Thuringia in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Martin Luther came to Eisenach and translated the Bible into German.
In 1685, Johann Sebastian Bach was born here.

When Eisenach still belonged to the DDR, many houses were in bad shape. After the war many buildings were in ruins, some houses were empty , because the owners had fled and never returned. We could see those houses which were in a deplorable state. Nobody cared about them and little by little they deteriorated.

Luther plays the lute for his wife and three of his 7 children

Luther at work

Luther with his family

Luther's birthplace was here but the original house had disappeared

Walking through these streets with such colourful houses made us remember of the time that Eisenach was part of the DDR, when all those buildings were still dreary, sad and colourless.

We saw so much and heard even more that I couldn't remember all the facts and stories about the famous  men that lived here. There were for instance Bach and Händel, Goethe and Schiller and of course Luther.


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Noorwegen, fjorden en bergen, fjord og fjell

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Norway, Costa Magica

This was our ship. We left later than planned due to a strong wind. All night and the greater part of the next day we sailed. We had plenty of time to explore the Costa Magica and we were able to make the acquantance of the other members of our group. Stavanger was the first stop where we could disembark and walk around for a couple hours.

 I remember the happy times we spent here with the children. We were invited by a Norwegian family whom we met in Rotterdam in the Norwegian church. This was long ago almost 48 years have past now.This family taught us to speak Norwegian.

Back on board we had to suffer "Sloepenrol" or "Lifeboat drill". It was rather funny actually, for my sister took her umbrella with her. I have the feeling that we all enjoyed ourselves immensely.

Oh, and yes my sister and I were the oldest members of the group, which was not always nice, for we were treated like invalids.


Trollstigen, Geiranger, Norway

Trollstigen is a part of road 63 in Norway from Åndalsnes to the south.  It is about 20 kms long, and it has 11hair-pin bends. The road was opened on the 31st of July 1936 by King Haakon VII after 8 years of building . Originally it was a narrow road where cars could only pass at a few places.

In  winter the road is closed.and even in spring it is closed n the mornings because of frost.

The waterfalls come from high in the mountains. In summer they are not spectacular but in spring they are enormous and powerful.