Saturday, November 2, 2013

Around Weimar in a Carriage

After visiting the Buchenwald Memorial, we went to the picturesque town of Weimar. As we stepped out of our bus, it seemed like we were transported back to another time. Cobbled streets,  lovely flowers by the sidewalks, old structures, colourful rows of buildings, quaint shops and cafes, bicycles and carriages and a square filled with stalls and a crowd. This city in central Germany was pulsating vibe for its cultural and intellectual life in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Buchenwald Memorial

It was a long drive from Gummersbach to Buchenwald. The memorial was once the concentration camp and SS area. Somehow the overcast sky seemed to be one with us as, with heavy heart, we went through the motion of viewing the exhibits, historical buildings and outdoor installations recreating what was once the camp and visiting the memorials built in memory of the those who were imprisoned and perished in this area. 

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