Friday, October 18, 2013

Postcards from Gummersbach, Germany


The Gummersbach is a town in the state of North Rhine Westphalia. The closest major city is Cologne which is about fifty-six kilometers. It has been my home for almost two weeks. However, I only got to explore this genteel town maybe a couple of times because I was too lazy to do some hiking from the Akademie to the town center and back. Plus, our schedule was packed that by the time we were done with our sessions, the town was also about to retire for the night.  But there was one early, foggy morning when I felt like taking a walk and I decided see the town.

It was a bit chilly but I loved the crispiness of the morning air. The town was slowly stirring to life with a bakery serving freshly baked bread, students and workers waiting at the bus stop and vehicles slowly zooming their way to schools or offices. Here are glimpses of Gummersbach. Enjoy!

A lovely to piece to welcome visitors.

View of Gummersbach from my room.

That morning when I decided to take a walk around town,
I was greeted by the salmon and grey clouds. Just lovely.

Some of the houses in Gummersbach.

Exploring Gummersbach.

Morning Gummersbach
Slowly stirring to life on a chilly morning.

Look, a massage place just below the Akademie. 
As much as we wanted to have a massage after a gruelling day, we can't because of our packed schedule.


Pizza in the house. This place saved the starving tummies of our friends Ron de Vera and John Castillo 
after they missed their supposedly first lunch at the Akademie because they woke up after 1:00 P.M.

A church near the Akademie.

The affordable Aldi Markt where we bought our pasalubong and other knick-knacks.

This place has a Chinese restaurant. 
Recently, I came across an old article of a Filipino who opened a restaurant (Chawking) in Gummersbach. 

Fresh! New art installations outside the Akademie.

A view of the Akademie at sunrise.

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