Most of our summer holidays we spent following the Roman’s footsteps in our area … there were a lot of sights, museums, monuments, castles to visit…
Small village Beilstein where we have had our holiday flat – called “Sleeping Beauty at the Mosel” – The river Mosel is well known for its winegrowing – an area full of antique Roman and medieval heritage.
Eltz Castle not far from Beilstein – a medieval castle: one of only two on the left bank of River Rhine which was never been destroyed – situated on a 70 m rock spur, on an important Roman trade route
Trier – Founded as Augusta Treverorum in 16 BC during the reign of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar, Trier is Germany’s oldest city. On the photo you see the Porta Nigra, the best-preserved city gate from antiquity and today the most famous landmark of this city.
Detail of the well known Cologne Cathedral – UNESCO world heritage. Cologne was founded by Romans too.
another sight of Cologne – a bridge-fence covered with “Love-padlocks”
Lovers put a padlock (sometimes with an engraving) on the bridge fence – to bear witness to the eternal love of these couples. The keys are thrown in the Rhine River below… you can find there more than 40.000 padlocks now
My first finished quilt – a giveaway for a new born baby.
Carla at Grannymaudsgirl.wordpress.com started a scrap-pincushion-challenge…
worked up some more scraps … another biscornu-shaped pincushion
started with another quilt…