|View from the Landgraves' Castle|
|Lots of big brass horns|
|Lederhosen and dirndl - It's traditional|
|The Frog King|
|For Aschenputtel (Cinderella) - reminded us of Jessi for some reason|
|Could be a postman?|
|The Wolf and the Seven Kids|
|A plaque said "Trinkwasser" or drinking water - we passed|
The climb to the castle was steep and on rough cobblestone streets -- hard on the feet.
|You need rigid soles to walk on these things|
|We assume the mirror above the bench was for Snow White|
|The view from just below the castle is worth taking in for a while - especially on a warm sunny autumn day.|
|It's definitely fall|
|We love the flowers everywhere|
We got tickets to the museum as "seniors." That still feels odd to us -- are we really senior citizens? Of course, we enjoy the small discount. Following are just a few items from a very large collection in the museum.
|The chapel at the palace is pink - interesting color choice|
|The arches supporting the roof come together in this colorful pieces.|
|Kochherd - a ceramic stove for heating. The firebox would have been behind it in a kitchen or serving area.|
|Collection contained a lot of furnishings - This piece dates from the 17th century. Magnificent craftsmanship. Imagine making all of those inlays with only hand tools.|
|18th century painting of Marburg -- either the river has been moved, or the artist tried to cram everything he could into one view that is completely unreal. St. Elizabeth Church is even facing the wrong direction.|
|Entire top of the table was this detailed needlepoint under glass|
|A dollhouse size toy kitchen|
|Kaiser Wilhelm I who united Germany in 1871|
|Kaiser Wilhelm II who led Germany into WW I and set the stage for the rise of fascism|
|The leaning buildings are not an optical illusion|
|Nice to see families with young children out together|
|The beams on the exterior of this house from the 1500s are warped from centuries of settling|
|You can almost reach across the alley and touch another house - and people live in these. They aren't museum pieces.|
|The van with the open rear doors was broadcasting a message about cruelty to cows while people ate sausages and cutlets at the outdoor restaurants.|
|They had no where to expand, so some of the houses creep forward in the upper stories.|
|Sister Jarrard is studying the menu pretty hard.|
This was a wonderful day with our new friends and was capped off by General Conference. The Saturday morning session was live here at 6pm. We watched both Saturday general sessions live in our apartment via the internet, although Janet drifted off before the afternoon session was over at midnight. We waited to watch the Priesthood meeting until Sunday morning.
General Conference was inspiring. We are grateful for our church leaders and the inspired guidance they give to the church and to the world. There are those who mock, but I can't find anything but good in these addresses that would lift and ennoble the world if they would only pay attention. More about our conference impressions later.