As I’m testing quite some HDR cameras these days (autumn is just *the* weather for that), I’ve made some pictures from my little village Seeheim-Jugenheim in Germany, at the Bergstrasse near the Odenwald, south of Frankfurt.
The ‘Jugenheimer Altenheim; Haus Krone’
In 1778 the ‘Gasthaus’ became a ‘Schildwirtschaft’, the Schild (shield) can still be found above the entrance of the house. The owner of the Gasthaus had to pay a different amount of tax when it became a Schildwirtschaft. Currently it is an old people’s home.
The Former Pfarrhaus (Ehemaliges Pfarrhaus) (1616)
From 1777 onwards it also became a Schildwirtschaft “Zum Schwanen”, from 1782 till 1882 Pfarrhaus. It is currently in private ownership.
The Jugenheimer Forstamt
This is the oldest building in Jugenheim, dated 1552. It used to be a cellar for the Duke of Erbach (Grafen zu Erbach). It has recently gotten it’s deer’s head back on the wall after renovation.
This is Jugenheims Historical Rathaus (Historisches Rathaus) build in 1556
It contained a scale and a fruit/Wine press. On the top floor it was the place where the “Haingerichtes” and the “Gemeindeversammlung” locals had their meetings.
During restaurationworks in 1983/1985 old paintings have been found in the ‘Ratssaal’, between the wood. They are estimated to date from 1580/1590.
In front of the house there is a little fountain, the “Siegfriedbrunnen”. This has been built by Daniel Greiner in 1913 for the 50 year celebration of the ‘Verkehrsverein’. On the southside of the building a Sunclock, with the year 1743.
Currently the building contains Jugenheims library (Gemeindebücherei) and the ‘Trauzimmer’, where marriages are being held.
The road opposite of my old house, “Am Tannenberg” which goes steep uphill (as I found out again this afternoon) towards a flat road direction Seeheim, or towards Hotel Brandhof / Stettbach / Steigerts
The house at the end of the street “Hinter der Schule” in Jugenheim. I love the old wall and the shape of the roof as well as the colors used and the huge trees hanging over the wall. It gives a very special, warm light when the sun shines on it.
A beautiful, standalone tree behind an old gate.
The little road between Seeheim and Jugenheim, underneath the “hang” – pedestrians only.
One of the many little “villa’s” in the higher areas of Seeheim.
Cat with a great color, if only they could sit still.
More cat. It was difficult to get them on the picture as they kept on running towards me everytime I bent to take a picture. I need to work on my cat-bodylanguage skills again :)
Another great colored and shaped villa. I will need to do some research to find out about their backgrounds and architects I guess. Note that most of the pink colored windows are made of soft sandstone.
Autumn in all it’s bright colors behind the Eisdiele in Seeheim.
TiltShift image of plants overgrowing an ancient wall near the old centre of Seeheim.
The house at the corner of the Alte Bergstrasse and the Bahnhofstrasse, near the Haltestelle Ludwigstrasse.
Just a pink house. Don’t ask.
The Friedensbrunnen – a fountain, opposite of Restaurant Friedrich VII. I never go in there because it is inside so dark, grey and tasteless. The food however tastes very good.
Villa Journal – my favorite place here for a relaxed evening, either outside or inside. Love the pasta’s they’ve got :) Very nice atmosphere and very cosy on the couches, great music (80’s-90’s ;)
The church “downtown” and a building in almost similar style.
Buchhandlung Zabel. It’s a little road of new discoveries for Jr. when he searches for books there.
“Drei Mohren” (3 carrots) – an italian restaurant as it seems, but I’ve never ever seen it open.
“Zum Rebstock“. Despite it has a beergarten (already discovered somewhere this year, doh!), I’ve never fancied going there. I don’t know why, should try it out soon.
The blue-yellow house with the blue-yellow wooden tower. IKEA?
Balletschule – School of Ballet; a building with a very prominent red stone.
And last but not least: The view on Seeheim and Schuldorf from Tannenberg, just underneath/north of the Lufthansa Trainingscenter.
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