|Heidelberg Castle ruins|
|A trio of postcards from Heidelberg|
|The Great Tun|
The two other postcards take a step back to show the landscape. One, a borderless bird's eye view, shows the famous castle on the hill with the red-roofed old town below, and the Neckar River below that. A Roman-style arched viaduct transverses the river. A large tour boat has just passed under the bridge. Rising up from the old town is an enormous brown church. The second postcard, framed in black, shows Heidelberg Castle lit up at night with a light coating of snow.
|A medieval section of the castle ruins|
|Heidelberg Castle is a hodgepodge of styles.|
|The Elisabeth Gate|
|View from Heidelberg Castle garden|
|See the brown church in the center? That's the Gothic Church of the Holy Spirit, begun in the 14th century.|
|Close-up of the Church of the Holy Spirit's new (17th-century) roof.|
This trip predates my current obsession with bridges,so I didn't go out of my way to shoot it,
|Carl Theodor Bridge, to the left.|
|Waffeln mit Schokosauce|
My Heidelberg postcards are about to be filed away in their box until the next time I'm prompted to flip through them. My memories, however, stay with me. I would like to visit Heidelberg again, this time spending more time at the castle (perhaps touring the inside), and visiting Heidelberg University and its library. I wouldn't mind another serving of those waffles, either!