Thursday 21 August 2008

Heidelberg Schloss

Never posted. Bought while on holiday, July 1992.

Heidelberg, stadt der Geschichte, Wissenschaft und Kunst.
Heidelberg, city of history, science and art.
Schloss und Altstadt
Castle and old town.

 Heidelberg is part of a densely populated region known as the Rhein-Neckar-Triangle and lies on the river Neckar. The castle of today was built in 1537 on the site of an older one destroyed in a gunpowder explosion.


  1. Heidelberg, stadt der Geschichte, Wissenschaft und Kunst?
    Bless you, Sheila.

    It's massive!

    Truly massive. Don't you think?

  2. Thank you Max :) Enormous!

  3. Actually, I think if you double check your sources, you find that the castle, as it is now, wasn't completed until 1541. And:

    No time hath she to sport and play,
    A charmed web she weaves alway,
    A curse is on her if she stay
    Her weaving either night or day,
    To look down to Camelot,
    compared with

    There she weaves by night and day
    A magic web with colours gay.
    She has heard a whisper say,
    To look down to Camelot,

    She moved her lips, she prayed alone,
    She praying disarrayed and warm
    From slumber, deep her wavy form
    In the darklustrous mirror shone.
    “Madonna,” in a low, clear tone
    Said Mariana, night and morn,
    Low she mourned, “I am all alone,
    Love-forgotten, and love-forlorn,”

    Complaining, “Mother, give me grace
    To help me of my weary load.”
    And on the liquid mirror glow’d
    The clear perfection of her face.
    “Is this the form,” she made her moan,
    “That won his praises night and morn?”
    And “Ah,” she said, “but I wake alone,
    I sleep forgotten, I wake forlorn.”


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