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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sundays in my City

Hello everybody!! Welcome to my favorite day of the week where we get to travel the world along with Unknown Mami via Sundays in my City. 

   This year, we as a family, have decided to get out of the house and explore new places every sunday, when and as the weather permits. And to help us keep our word, we have been experiencing the best of weather, which according to the Germans is unusual..:) It has gotten warm, the sun shines and there is no snow..:D

So today, we headed to the ruins of Homburg in Gössenheim, a short drive from home. Germany is filled with ruins of castles, big and small. Some are maintained, some not. It is quite expensive to maintain these places and it is a shame to see them crumble down due to lack of maintenance.

Unknown Mami
These ruins are more than 1000 years old. We timed it well, so that we got to see the ruins against the setting sun. We have a boy in our midst, who loves to dwell on the past. He loves to see the old walls, imagine what it must have been like to live in those times, wonder how people lived....

It made for an interesting outing. Some of the rooms still had their gates locked and the tiles of the floor were in good shape. Maybe, it was where the prisoners were held. Since the ruins were high atop a mountain, it also made for picturesque scenes of nearby villages and meadows.

Did a damsel wait by this window, for her knight in shining armor?? Or a lady for her love?? You can let your imagination run wild and yet, have no answers.

It was a day well spent. Hope you all had a great day too. Don't forget to stop by Unknown Mami and see what the lovely ladies were up to.  I promise, you won't be disappointed..:)

Ni Hao Y'all


  1. In my opinion these places are magical. I may never get to see them in person so I thank you so very much for sharing your adventures with me.

  2. wow, I love this kind of places!
    I'm an adult woman and I like imagine how life was back then... :)
    Have a good week ahead!

  3. Thanks for the lovely tour. Your photos are awesome! I would love to visit these ruins.

  4. Wow...what a beautiful place and your captures are stunning!

    P.S. Thank you so much for the sweet comment. The "abstract" photo was actually created via several photoshop tweaks. :) I definitely took the easy way out.

    So glad you stopped by!

  5. Such a magical looking place. Your photos are gorgeous. Thanks for showing us a place I'd otherwise never get to see.
    Happy SIMC, jj

  6. What a cool place to visit! And your pictures are absolutely beautiful.

  7. Gorgeous! Looks like a fantastic way to spend the day :)
    Happy Sunday!

  8. My!!! This is fantastic! I just love this post!!! Do you home school? I am off to read your profile. :) I think I am a new follower. I love this blog :)

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, I never would have found you.


  9. How cool! I love ruins. Must be so much fun to run around and explore them.

  10. Wow what a fantastic outing this was! I need to get out more and explore aswell..summer time if always better for that. I just LOVE your photos!!

  11. Such romantic views!! The photos make me want to find this castle on Google maps to see if we are too far from there to go and visit soon! :D
    These ruins remind me of the ruins of the castle in Valkenburg, in the south of the NL:

  12. What an amazing place to visit. Your photos are beautiful and make me wish there were castles around here to visit.


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