In 2013, I was able to retire (wow, time flies!) so we took a month-long trip to Germany and surrounding countries. During one leg of that trip we visited Heidelberg, Munich and Rothenburg; all were great places to visit. This period was way before the time my friend Deborah
lured introduced me to the addictive world of Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors blogs. I knew I had some good stuff from Rothenburg so I searched my archives for some door photos and got a high off of revisiting that destination in my photos. If you haven’t heard of or seen Rothenburg, Germany, it is well worth a visit there, especially for photographers; I’ll post something this week to get your attention and maybe post other photos in the future.
Quoting from Wikipedia:
The name “Rothenburg ob der Tauber” means, in German, “Red fortress above the Tauber”. This is so because the town is located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River. As to the name “Rothenburg”, some say it comes from the German words rot (red) and burg (burgh, medieval fortified settlement), referring to the red colour of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river. The name may also refer to the process of retting (“rotten” in German) flax for linen production. I also learned that the name is pronounced like “root ten burg” while in Germany.
More details about the history of this ancient city can be found at this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rothenburg_ob_der_Tauber
This is the map at the entrance to the defensive walls (background) that surrounds the ancient medieval city.
They built a mezzanine level on the interior of the walls; you climb the wooden steps and move along the wall and can peer out (at the enemy) through small windows; but the mezzanine platform also puts you at eye-level with the rooftops of the city’s buildings.
One rooftop view of the interior city.
These are photos to the door (and windows) of one ancient building in the city (the second photo is a cropped, closer view that shows the wooden facade looks like a huge door but is a wooden wall and the door is in the wall).
I am ending the year here and will post more of this site in the future. Wishing everyone a safe passage into the new year; Happy New Year!
Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his Thursday Doors blog. For more blogs and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.