Darmstadt, Germany

Posted on 16th October 2012 in architecture, nature, wandering

This summer I spent a decent chunk of time living in a relatively small city just south of Frankfurt, Germany called Darmstadt. I cannot express how much this city influenced me, how it changed me, how it opened my eyes and moved me like a dancer. Just in this city. I won’t even get into what the journey before and after did for me!

There were many nights of drinking wine or beer in the park playing guitar or having  BBQ with the rest of the gang, doing some amazing mountain biking, or hanging around meeting new people at the fair. It was a beautiful thing.

As time ground down to the end of my stay, I started to realize that I hadn’t explored the city with my camera yet! Luckily for me, I had a friend from Malaysia who had been spending lots of time in Bordeaux, France, and also had a bike and wanted to explore the city. It was beautiful weather, and we had alll day!

We started at the Opera House in town, and made our way to Mathildenhöhe and the very old Russian Church attached to it, on to the Rosenhöhe [Rose Garden], through an ancient Crypt and apple orchard, over to a funky house that looks all slanted and groovy called Waldspirale, and then finished at a small little café that gave me the recipe to their delicious salad dressing.

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