A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 6

Just once more to Gelmeroda. The entire church, with mason; just about all of the nave; looking back to the loft with organ; the Lyonel Feininger prints, to appreciate his style & artistry, and his love for this place; information on the man himself—didn’t...

A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 5

The church in Gelmeroda, on the outskirts of Weimar. It’s called the Autobahnkirche; you can see the steeple from No. 4; there are signs on the highway for it. Whether travelers routinely visit it or not, what a lovely idea it is to have it pointed out for you....

A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 4

It’s difficult to take a non-dramatic photo of Thomas Müntzer at St. Katharinen Kirche in Zwickau, as you can see. He was a reformer in the time of Luther but went his own way. He bristled at authority, and in light of a boss or two I’ve had, I have a soft...

A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 3

Further in toward Vielau, the same field, with a better view of the chair. I wonder what the view from the chair is. An arm of the Autobahn, by the way, is but 50 feet behind where I’m standing, so this is like any little country road along any highway—there are...

A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 2

A wheatfield in Reinsdorf, with the iPhone. The closest village is Vielau, but the larger area is Reinsdorf, and the sign saying “Vielau” is further in. This is in the Erzgebirge region of Saxony; the closest city, Zwickau, is about 20 minutes away. This...

A trip to Germany, 2022, Part 1

Jackie’s jumped ahead with the Germany pics; here’s my first. A prayer from Schmalkalden, spied a few doors down from where they hammered out basic Lutheran doctrine in 1537. This didn’t make the final cut of the Smalcald Articles—I see...