I thought I might show you a little more about the area where I live now. So the walks with my baby gave me plenty opportunity to take beautiful pictures with lots of sunshine and coloured trees. Maybe I'll add new pictures now and then, so if you like, keep your eyes open.
A few kilometres away from here, we have a beautiful reservoir, where you can make a tour by boat:
And now to our little town. We have a castle here. When I go there with the baby, I carry him on my back. Going there with the pram is not a good idea, because the footpath is very steep and there are stairs, too.
In the park of the castle there is a stage, too, where they used to play theatre :
A view towards the market. In the centre: the primary-school. To the right: the church
The Church from the outside. Inside it has a famous organ, built by Mr. Silbermann.
And now a few pictures from the outside of the castle:
Finally for today: A few pictures from our walk at the riverside:
This is it for today.
Thank you very much for looking in. Kind regards, Bente
first if all: Thank you so much for your interest and looking in. Today we've had another nice walk. So I can show you some more about our very beautiful and famous bridge. I won't tell you too much about the theorie. If you are interested, you can look it up on Wikipedia under "Göltzschtal Viaduct". Just this much: The bridge was built between 1846 and 1851 as a railway-bridge, which it is still. It consists of more than 26 000 000 bricks taht are continually checked and replaced. The bridge has 98 vaults on 4 levels. In the middle there are 2 large vaults. This had not been planned in the beginning, but it turned out that the ground there consisted of alum shale, which is quite soft and would not have stood the weight of a pillar.This much to the building, Except that my grandfather has told us about a little family-history belonging to the bridge: An uncle of his is supposed to have flown through one of the large vaults with a plane in the 1920's or so. Crazy, isn't it? I can't vauch for this to be true, of course, but my grandfather never lied.
To get to the bridge from our house on foot you either have to walk beside a busy road, or use a footpath through the wood along the riverside. Neither is appropriate for a pram, so I carried my son on my back, like this (picture from July):
And here we have the beauty:
In front of the bridge you can see that little arteficial hill. That is a stage. Every year in August we have a big concert there that is called "Philharmonic Rock". Hundreds of people come from near and far, and every bit of space is used for parking. The people even walk quite a distance to get from their car to the concert.
I think it's a pity that the bridge is so seldom illuminated at dark. When it is, it looks just georgeous, as you can see on this pictures from winter 2016:
This was it for today.
Have a nice evening!
Very nice pictures Bente, thank you for sharing them with us.
Thank you for showing the sights of the town where you now live, Bente. The castle and church look beautiful as does the surrounding countryside especially with the Autumn colours of the trees. The bridge is really spectacular. I think the designers must have taken inspiration from the Romans as it reminds me of the Pont du Gard aqueduct near Nîmes. Love the story of your Grandfather's uncle flying though the one of the arches.
Little Karl looks very comfortable in the back pack.
Wow, what a monumental bridge with those 4 tiers and it does look beautiful lit up at nightime. Young Karl looks very comfortable, fast asleep in the carrier, bless him.
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