After one walks through the arch of branches and through the field with large stones, there is a path on the right-hand side with steps that takes one up through the wooded area. Here is a photo of it with two trees crossing over the path.
I assume this takes you alongside the road and back to Eins + Alles because this new area full of woven branch towers belongs to them. What is it used for? I am not sure yet. Maybe when the weather is better I will find out and can post about it here.
Continuing on the road past Laufenmühle and Klaffenbach, then Oberndorf and finally Rudersberg, we drove to the Rathaus (city hall). In front of the building is the bronze Arche Noah statue. After all, with a theme like "crossings" how could we exclude Noah? With his pairs of animals, he crossed stormy seas.
Here are some close-up shots.
|statue by Wolfgang Knorr|
I like how the animals are enlarged, making them the main focus. I especially like the giraffe.
What I don't like too much are the figures of the men. I find them a bit creepy. What do you think?
And if you want to cross over from biblical to nostalgic, all you need to do while standing in front of the statue is turn to your left and look at this building which now houses the local post office.
|This photo of mine was once used on the blog of online literary magazine YB.|
All these things can be seen within a 15 minute ride (20 minutes tops if you drive slow or if the roads are icy) from Welzheim to Rudersberg. I hope you enjoyed taking the trip with me. That is the glory of the internet, isn't it? With just a click you can be crossing borders and time zones without ever leaving your home.
Be sure to come back to visit me again...
I do love visitors.