Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mellrichstadt - another walk in the town

My sister and brother-in-law have been in Europe for a few weeks and they are visiting us for three days or so. They had arranged to travel by train all the way from Jonkoping in Sweden to Mellrichstadt leaving about 8 am and getting here about 11:30 pm. Unfortunately their first train was delayed by track work and they missed their connection to Hamburg at Copenhagen. We agreed to pick them up at Wurzburg at 2:30 am so we put the Tom Tom to work and everything worked out fine. It was about 60 miles each way and except when we got to down town Wurzburg, traffic was very light. Needless to say, we got up late that morning.

So we set off for a walk after lunch to get some exercise.

In case you haven't noticed, I love interesting gates.

We walked again beside the walled part of the town but in the reverse direction.

If you go back to the blog of a couple of days before, there is a photo of the same roof. That hole was not there two days before.

There is a convoluted way of collecting the various kinds of rubbish or trash. I think there are actually four bins involved.

A curious statue.

A tower.

When you don't speak the language, you sometimes just wonder what is going on. We suspect this building is something to do with a graveyard.

This town is really quite beautiful and it is really well cared for. The people here do really care for their environment.

Since there were no names on the tomb stones, we reckoned that this was where you went to buy one.

More interesting doors.

This thistledown was huge, probably four to five inches across.

I wondered if these silver objects at the corners were old ordinance shells.

These old towns are delightful to explore. 

Not everything is old.

This cat stared out regally at everything passing by. I was taken by the black background in the room.

Interesting sun room.

We arrived back at the main church.

The local museum in the old Salzhaus from 1658.

So we finished wandering through the town and decided it was time for an ice-cream. There wasn't a whole lot going on in the main square area, but we did manage to find an ice-cream shop.

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