Eltz castle, a medieval castle situated in the hills near river Moselle, photographed on Nov. 16. It is one of the few castles that have never been destroyed. The owners are descendants of the same family that lived here in the 12th century.
The outline of Runkel castle on Lahn river, April 24. It was first mentioned in documents in the year 1159. The photo was talken from the old bridge that was built in 1448.
The keep of Friedberg castle, built in the 14th century, is visible in the hazy background behind blooming cherry trees near the village of Ockstadt, some 20 kms (12 mls) north of Frankfurt, April 6.
Frankfurt’s medieval city hall, the Roemer, pictured yesterday night, Feb.12. The main building was purchased by the city in the year 1405 and is still in use for various purposes.
(Took this shot at 1.5 sec, f 2.8, 200 asa with my old Sony Nex3 which I bought used and very cheap about two years ago. The 16mm 2.8 lens maybe isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer but it still produces usable pictures most of the time)
The courtyard of the old city hall of Basle in Switzerland that dates back to the 16th century. Photo taken Jan.22 (was there on a job).
Three carpenter journeymen in their typical outfit including topper, bundle and hiking pole, walk along a street in the town of Marburg, some 90 kms (52 mls) north of Frankfurt, Dec.19. The tradition of travelling carpenters dates back to medieval times and is still alive, although rarely, in Germany and in France (I believe). It includes travel for at least three years after completing apprenticeship as a craftsman.
The outlines of Braunfels (“Brown Rock”) castle are visible in front of a sunset sky above the town of Braunfels (named after the castle), some 70 kms (42 mls) north of Frankfurt, Dec.16. The castle dates back to the 13th century and quite some building work was done over the centuries.