Germany days 9, 10, 11

Thursday, 6 December, Nuernberg to Trier was our longest driving day yet.  It rained much of the way.  Once settled in our room, we went shopping for water and snacks.  I found this large Lamy pen display in Karstadt (a chain department store).

Friday, 7 December.   Ugh, half way through the trip and it’s time to do laundry.  We found the laundromat mentioned in Rick Steves’ book. It worked out quite well for such a boring, mundane task. The place was all digital: a central payment station then linked to the soap dispenser as well as the start command for the washers and dryers.

The bright yellow smiley-face satellite dish called to me so I did a sketch of the view out the window while waiting for the laundry to finish.

Then we walked around the Christmas Market.

Saturday, 8 December, Trier.  It’s predicted to be a rainy day, so we walked over to and spent a few hours at the archeological museum.

I like this sort of thing the best.  The largest, on the right, is about 3 inches. It’s called a “fibula” and holds a cloak or other clothing together.  It provides primary source documentation for my early period costuming.

I did a sketch of a famous 3rd century sculpture: The Wine Ship. As usual for museums, only pencil was allowed.  So I left the sketch as is.

We walked back via the Dom and spent a bit of time inside the cathedral. This is quite the organ loft!

Thursday photos

Friday photos

Saturday photos


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Germany days 9, 10, 11

  1. miatagrrl says:

    Wow, great photos! I find I don’t mind doing laundry in other countries… it’s fun to try to figure it out, I meet locals, and I can always kill time sketching, as you did.

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