Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Our Home In Morlesau, Germany (post #3 of Germany)

We spent our first four nights in the darling little village of
Morlesau, Germany. This little village was very old and didn't
have any shops; just homes, farms, and one restaurant.

We stayed in this old school, built in 1822, and used by the children of Morlesau until 1959.
It's now converted into a home.

This is a picture of it from the back. That's Peggy, Fawn, Liz, and our
faithful Audi rental by the yellow school house.

The interior of the house was a bit inconvenient, to put it mildly. Both of the bathrooms
were on the main level, while the bedrooms and living area were on the upper levels.
Peggy didn't look quite this chipper once she drug her luggage up....

She stayed on the top level of our little school house, which was four flights of
stairs UP from the entry!

This is the view of the village from our place.

These beautiful flowers are just a sampling of the gorgeous landscape
that was the village of Morlesau.

I took this picture because of that rooster you see perched upon the
roof of this home. We saw a lot of those roosters on not only homes and
buildings, but on many churches.
Liz says it has something to do with the cock crowing three times
before Peter denied Christ.
We're not sure if that's the reason for their placement on so many of
their buildings, but they do look cute.

This is one of several ancient barns in Morlesau.

This barn was next door to our house and if you get close, you'll notice
that it's well ventilated.

There's a cute little church in the middle of the village with
this interesting graveyard.
Each plot is a bordered garden.

Peggy by a particularly well maintained garden/plot.

About 4-5 kilometers from Morlesau was the small town of Hammelburg.
This town was obviously where the residents of Morlesau had to go to
do any kind of shopping.

It was a very pretty town, too, illustrated by this building with the gorgeous flowers
flowing from every window.

I loved this little sign on the side of a building, directing the public
to a "water closet" around the corner.

This is another common sight....clocks painted on the face or . . . .

. . . side of buildings.

I took a picture of this coffee shop because of the cute. . .

. . . . coffee beans sitting in the windows.

A pretty hotel in Hammelburg.

In my next post, I plan to revisit Nuremburg, Germany.


ManicMandee said...

Your trip looked perfect. I'm jealous you got my mom for 3 weeks!

Markie23 said...

I need to get out more.

Jenny ESP said...

That was adorable! I loved all the details. How in the world did you find that tiny town?