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Seeheim-Jugenheim, Bergstrasse: an impression in “HDR”

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.

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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.

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Ehemaliges Pfarrhaus
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Currently the building contains Jugenheims library (Gemeindebücherei) and the ‘Trauzimmer’, where marriages are being held.

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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

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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.

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A beautiful, standalone tree behind an old gate.

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The little road between Seeheim and Jugenheim, underneath the “hang” – pedestrians only.

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One of the many little “villa’s” in the higher areas of Seeheim.

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Cat with a great color, if only they could sit still.

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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 :)

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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.

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Autumn in all it’s bright colors behind the Eisdiele in Seeheim.

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TiltShift image of plants overgrowing an ancient wall near the old centre of Seeheim.

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The house at the corner of the Alte Bergstrasse and the Bahnhofstrasse, near the Haltestelle Ludwigstrasse.

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Just a pink house. Don’t ask.

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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.

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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 ;)

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The church “downtown” and a building in almost similar style.

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Buchhandlung Zabel. It’s a little road of new discoveries for Jr. when he searches for books there.

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“Drei Mohren” (3 carrots) – an italian restaurant as it seems, but I’ve never ever seen it open.

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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.

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The blue-yellow house with the blue-yellow wooden tower. IKEA?

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Balletschule – School of Ballet; a building with a very prominent red stone.

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And last but not least: The view on Seeheim and Schuldorf from Tannenberg, just underneath/north of the Lufthansa Trainingscenter.

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