No Groundhog Day in Goslar

Goslar, Germany. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Goslar, Germany. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum

End of winter blues, my solitary studio routine, and homesickness were getting me down last week. I mentioned to Andreas that my routine was beginning to feel like Groundhog Day  the movie in its predictability. So, Andreas suggested a weekend getaway to somewhere new. Goslar, slightly north of center in Germany was chosen. I like older German architecture and he likes hiking and geocaching thus Goslar, a UNESCO World Heritage site on the edge of the Harz Mountains was chosen. Goslar is one of the top 10 towns in Germany that wasn’t bombed during WWII.

We spent two days in the town mostly walking here and there looking for geocaches and cool things to photograph. It’s a wonderful place for a weekend getaway.

Andreas loves tea time with cake. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Andreas loves tea time with cake. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
A river runs through it.
A river runs through it.
Downspout art. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Downspout art. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum

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Our Hotel. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Our hotel. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
We got a surprise room upgrade to a two story suite with a kitchen.
We got a surprise room upgrade to a two story suite with a kitchen.
Andreas on a garden wall behind the palace. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Andreas on a garden wall behind the Imperial Palace. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
The view of Goslar from the top of our trail on the mountain. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
The view of Goslar from the end of our trail on the mountain. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Andreas on the edge and a beautiful view. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Andreas on the edge with a beautiful view. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Dragonfly away from the edge and ready to go back to town. Photo by Andreas Muenchow
Dragonfly away from the edge and ready to go back to town. Photo by Andreas Muenchow
Oh look, a restaurant half way down the mountain! Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Oh look, a restaurant half way down the mountain! Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Hang glider runway. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Hang glider runway. Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Hang gliders
Hang gliders
There's a geocache hiding in here somewhere.
There’s a geocache hiding in here somewhere.
Artwork by Botero! Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum
Artwork by Botero! Photo by Dragonfly Leathrum

Traveling south and inland we were happy to see signs of spring arriving. Flowers, flowering trees and some sunshine. I’m looking forward to warmer weather.

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