Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Field Trip - Germany

My daughter spent her senior year of high school as an exchange student in Germany. She lived in a tiny village, Belrieth. The nearest 'recognizable' city was Meiningen, noted for its theater. It was an enlightening experience for both my daughter and her host family, as she was there just three years after the wall came down.

Several years later, we had the opportunity to travel to Germany with her, and she showed us some of the sights. (Note - these were taken in pre-digital days, and scanned a number of years ago. My skills with Photoshop are lacking, but I hope the images are satisfactory for computer viewing.)




















12 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Gorgeous!

I was an exchange student too, but I played it safe and chose England. :) No language barrier there!

Katie Reus said...

So cool! Love the pictures. We had an exchange student stay with us when I was in HS and it was certainly an experience. She was from Antigua and even though she showered, etc. daily, she didn't use deodorant at all.

Terry Odell said...

Elizabeth - my daughter was taking German in high school (although she said it was virtually useless--more a fault of the system foreign languages are taught in the school system, but being immersed in the language helped her learn to communicate quickly.

Katie - different cultures, different systems. My daughter gave up shaving her legs when she was over there.

Mason Canyon said...

Your field trips always take us to such interesting places. Beautiful photos.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Terry Odell said...

Thanks, Mason - although I'm running out of pictures to share -- why don't some of you send me some!!

Carol Kilgore said...

This is a gorgeous village. I want to go!

Terry Stonecrop said...

Beautiful! The places look like they are right out of a fairy tale.

Terry Odell said...

Carol, TerryS - everything there was picturesque
Having lived only in places without a strong European influence, it was all jaw-dropping.

Annabelle Ambrosio said...

Nice pictures. How nice for your daughter to be able to go there.
Ann Ambrosio

Jemi Fraser said...

Charming and lovely! Fairy tales could take place there.

Nicole said...

In case anyone cares, the river in that photo is the Werra. :)

Terry Odell said...

Ah, thanks Nicole. You know me and the blue ones.