Thursday, June 28, 2012

home journeys along historic timelines

"The region i live in: i think i only now start to realize the vivid history it has in so many ways. it's good to explore. of course, during school time and later, there always were notes and pointers at that, but i think i didn't grasp the scale: it more was like looking at dusty and mute old stones. now the stones start to talk."

that's what i noted a month ago, after i spent a day following Roman roads, which brought me to the remains of an old village, found under the new city of Rottenburg:

all those layers of places, and the things that have been there where we are now, and sometimes find their way to daylight again. like the Venus figure from neolithic times, the oldest of the world - visited on an earlier trip this year. no photos allowed there, so here as substitute, some other figurines the museum hosts, from other places of this world:

following the theme of past timelines, i went to Stuttgart city yesterday. the old city castle hosts the "Landesmuseum" there - a regional historic museum. they were closed for 3 years due to major renovations and reorganization of the exhbition. this month, they reopened with an exhibition that follows the timelines of the past from neolithic times to Celtic times, and on to Roman times, the middle ages and the now. walking through the 8 large rooms is like walking through 8 stages of times. so interesting.

no pictures allowed inside, but there's an extensive photo collage via google: Landesmuseum, and below is a photo collection from the trip with some brochures included that give an idea, leading from the "Schlossplatz" ("castle square") with its fountaines to the Landesmuseum, and on to a city window reflection that combines the old and the new.


and as all those home road trips start to connect more and more, here the links to the previous regional road trips, the tag is: homejourneys

  • 1-day road trip along Roman roads and home rivers (following travel routes from the past)
  • into the past: a Celtic settlement from 2200 years ago (where i first saw a Celtic mound grave this year, in March)
  • the bluest pond and oldest Venus of Germany: Blaubeuren (further back in time, to neolithic figurines that lead back 35.000 years in time)
  • our local ex-vulcano: Randecker Maar / Swabian Jura (and even further back in time, to the time this region was shaped by vulacanic activity, 17 million years ago)

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