From the shadows of time

German doesn’t recogonise a difference between shadow and shade, it’s both Schatten to Germans.

I happen to come across this lovely spot today. To sit in the shade of two majestic linden trees

and look onto the 1200-year-old Einhard basilica, one of very few buildings dating back to the Carolingan area north of the Alps,

and then to go inside and marvel at the shadows which were the same ones looked on by the visitors of the basilica when it was newly built.

Linked to Friendly Friday: Shadows.

6 thoughts on “From the shadows of time

  1. 1200 years!
    It reminds of a time I was with a German colleague in Australia. We were looking at a commemorative plaque for a historic site that was 100 years old. He shook his head and said that it was nothing, his home village had residences which were older than that 😉

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this weeks challenge – Sandy

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    1. I know the feeling. I l left Germany when I was 20 and studied in South Africa. On my first visit back home I visited the ruins of a castle and suddenly realised that I hadn’t stood near any man-made structure older than about 80 years in a long while (hardly any building before 1900 remains in Johannesburg).

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  2. I love that comment that we can “marvel at the shadows which were the same ones looked on by the visitors of the basilica when it was newlyweds built.” And it’s a,ways interesting re: vocabulary in different languages, some are more granular than others..

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