timber frame house


all the alleys by lina zelonka
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einbeck (lower saxony, germany)


View from Wernigerode Castle towards the Brocken in the Harz Mountains, Sachsen-Anhalt, Northeastern Germany. Described by the German poet Hermann Löns as the “brightly colored town by the Harz”, Wernigerode has an impressive medieval town center with rows of charming timber-framed houses. It’s dominated by a castle that is open to visitors and lies on the German Timber-Frame Road and the Orange Route, a Dutch-German scenic route. The town is a good base for exploring the Harz on foot or by mountain bike. It was first mentioned in 1121 and was granted town rights in 1229. Its heyday came during the 14th/15th century as it grew wealthy through trading in cloth, beer, and brandy. After WW2, it fell on the East German side of the border. In 2004 it celebrated the 775th anniversary.

The Family You Make Ch.7

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Chapter 7

Introducing Max to his family had been an absolute disaster.

David wasn’t talking broken plate disaster. First impressions weren’t so easily replaced or glued back together. Everything had been torn to shreds and David knew he would never get the pieces back again. He kind of wanted to blame Daniel for it all. The guy really should have had more tact than to want to talk about his sacrifices in front of a kid. But David knew that he himself wasn’t free of the blame either.

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Bernkastel-Kues is a well-known winegrowing town on the Mosel river in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany. It’s a health resort and the birthplace of one of the most famous German polymaths, the mediaeval churchman and philosopher Nikolaus von Kues (Cusanus). It lies in the Moselle valley, ~ 50 km from Trier. The earliest evidence of human habitation (3000 BC) was discovered by archaeologists in Kues. About AD 370, Decimus Magnus Ausonius, the Roman poet and teacher at the Imperial court, wrote his poem Mosella. In the first half of the 11th century, Bernkastel had its first documentary mention. Worth seeing is the mediaeval marketplace with its gabled timber-frame houses from the 17th century, among other beautiful sights.