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Two weekends ago I went to see a real, true-blue Romanesque church, one of the few in the area around Munich. (Bavaria was caught up in the love of Baroque Catholic architecture, so most of its churches, even its small village churches, were rebuilt or at least redecorated in the Baroque era.)

I had never gotten around to researching outlying churches, but one of my language exchange partners, Peter, knew some places already. He has an interest in local history and has tracked down or accidentally discovered some of these very old churches.

(My interest in local history means I go to the Whatcom Museum and look at their (admittedly cool) photo exhibits of the logging days and other things, around a hundred or hundred and fifty years old. His interest in history means he goes to 900 year old churches. But I’m not bitter.)

So anyway: this church. (more…)

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Back to Esslingen; this is the Marktplatz. I veered to the left to check out the two other churches located along the platz. (more…)

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So as I was saying… it was All Saints Day and I was printed off a bus schedule and given money and directions and urged to visit Esslingen by my gracious hosts.

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Yes, this post is about what happened over two months ago, at the beginning of November. Sorry! I got busy (busy or lazy? who can tell). Anyway, as I was saying, I got back into Munich from visiting Warsaw and Vienna on a Sunday night. Then on Monday morning N. and the kids and I packed into the car (J. stayed home to work) and drove the two hours or so to Stuttgart, where N.’s parents and sister live.

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