Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Walk in Aachen

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Found another trail, it's heading to your fingertips and eyes in just a moment. I apologize for the imminent lack of enthusiasm in this post. With a constant lack of sunlight, it can be hard to see beauty in the great outdoors and everything in it, for me at least. I'm trying to convince myself that gray and pewter are my new favorite colors. I'll keep you posted on whether that mantra makes a dent in my attitude (the prognosis is bleak, much like the sky in these photos).

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This is one of the gates left up and undamaged to the city of Aachen. It was nice, again, to find a spot somewhere just outside of the city to take a break from shopping and gain a new perspective. Literally, we climbed a small hill and there found a new perspective of the city. Take a gander:

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At the top we found a dial pointing us back to Brussels and thereby, Leuven; [new] home. Another find was a small church or abbey, not sure which, halfway up the trails. What a beautiful location to contemplate and what a great entry for the season and always.

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This one's for the Moms (M & H) back home. We still look the same, but here's proof in case you were wondering.

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Um...were those holes created from some type of destructive battle? Can some history buff please straighten me out. I know Charlemagne lived and died in Aachen but these can't possibly date back to then...right? Is this from one of the World Wars? Hmmm. Moving on with no segue to this guy because old cars are great:

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and so are dripping red berries

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and facades that match their surrounding foliage.

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That's enough of Aachen. 

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See you tomorrow, got something semi-futuristic cooking for you.





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