Bonus Pics!

We are just finishing up our champagne tasting (next blog) before heading to Paris and returning our car (close to 7000 kilometers in 60 days!) tomorrow.  I have a few pix that I didn’t include from the last few blogs, and thought I would send them to you.

Weimar/Leipzig:  There are 14 wine regions in Germany.  The most famous is the Rhine River Valley Rieslings.  But, the northern most region is in Eastern Germany between Weimar and Leipzig.  We tasted at 2 or 3 wineries in this area.  The most interesting was an old Cloister that is now a winery.  Back when, the philosopher Nieztsche  had gone to school at the cloister.  Here is the background, a pic of the front of the place where one can wine taste, and a few bottles:

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Potsdam:  Potsdam, parts of Berlin, Weimar, Leipzig were all behind the Iron Curtain.  The Berlin Wall extended some 87 miles long and construction started just 2 weeks after my birth date in 1961.  In Potsdam, with all that water, a bridge connected East to West and apparently, much was exchanged (secrets and spies) between East and West.  In addition, some 83 people were killed or drowned trying to escape the East.  The first pic is the bridge in the distance, and the other two pics are churches near the water where many tried to escape:

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Berlin:  A bridge in East Germany, the Reichstag building (I showed you the dome in a post but not the building under the dome), our garden view from our apartment:

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The killer Chinese restaurant in Aachen Germany, on our way to Champagne region of France:

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And two teaser pics from Hautvillers, France; the birthplace of champagne by Dom Perignon.  A pic of our apt in the old town section of Hautvillers, and a pic of Liz and me after tasting in the little town of Romery, “inside” of a wine bottle:

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Okay, here is the wine bottle, so you can see better:

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How cool is that?

Off to Paris tomorrow.  I will blog about our champagne tasting experiences in the next day or two.  Ciao!

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Author: euro916

I am a college professor in the music department of Utah State University. I will start my sabbatical on May 1, 2016 and plan to document the year's experiences in this blog. The sabbatical consists of musical endeavors in Europe/UK for 3 months, and half a semester as guest artist in a couple of California universities. Thanks for following!

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