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Captain's widow's house's garden's benches

Wow. It's been a great few days. Very busy sight seeing aswell as visiting family.

Thursday the weather was bad so it was just a nice slack day. Sleep in and do very little ;) I was meaning to get to Gadebusch but things changed as plans were made and changed and made and changed again up here. It changed for the good though.

Friday - The train trip north. From Bielefeld back to Osnabrück and from Osnabrück to Shwerin. Arrived around 12:30 and met my mums cousin, his wife and his daughter (my awesome german lifeline - aka translator).  It's been great having someone that can talk english and german. She has been able to tell me all the stuff she and her parents know about the areas we visit. Once again, it's been really really great.

Friday afternoon, after driving around Shwerin, we went to Wismar. We had a walk around there and had a great dinner at the brewery. Really nice fish.

Saturday - Off to the Grenzhus Museum in Schlagsdorf. Basically it use to be apart of the east german border observation system. The house has now been turned into a museum that has information about the old east/west germany border. It was very interesting to see the lengths they went to keep the east and west apart.
We then went to Lübeck. Simply put - wow - amazing architecture in the old town. All the places that weren't bombed had great old buildings. The city was once the biggest shipping trade towns in the area between Sweden and Germany. This is where the Captains houses come in.
There are all these neat little alleys that lead into gardens (and benches) and the entries to all these little houses. Since the captains that owned them died young the houses became the widows. Hence... The Captain's widow's house's garden's benches. There's photos. (It wasn't me that came up with that saying either)
Saturday Night was my grand-uncles 75th birthday. That was very crazy but great to see more of mum's side of the family in action in their country. It was very funny to recognise the nouances of the family and link them to the way they are back home. All to familar reactions, faces, noises and body language. The same as home but in a different language.

This Morning - Ostern - (HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!) - We went around my grand-Uncle and Aunty's house for a late breakfast. Stayed for more then a couple hours where I was shown lots of photos. Very interesting but also very draining. I feel very sorry for my lifeline 2nd cousin as she had to translate.

Tomorrow we head towards Rostock to an Amber Museum place. Should be good. Tuesday I think the plan is Shwerin to check out the gallery. Then... who knows... in the coming week Leipzig, Berlin, Dresden and then Finland towards the end of the month.

No photo's in the gallery yet. Will have to wait.



two comments:

i will not buy this record it is scratched

well i figured i’d join in the random posting…
whats the latest benjamin? have u met any more lady friends?
[Ryan] - 21 04 06 - 09:59

Im glad to hear you are having a good time.
Adrian - 22 04 06 - 17:17




  
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