I don’t know what it’s like in other countries, but here in Germany you buy a burial plot for a certain amount of time, and I believe it’s usually for twenty years. After that, you – the family – can extend the time. If you don’t, the grave will be dismantled (for lack of a better word).
Because that’s what’s going to happen to my godfather’s grave site, my sister and I went to visit his grave one last time yesterday. Afterwards we strolled over the cemetery and came across this unusual headstone. Among the aged stone and marble ones stood this pillar of which we weren’t sure from afar whether it was made to look like a wooden post or whether it really was wood.
So we got closer, and it was indeed a quite simple wooden post. Simple and yet the most unusual and noticeable one. If I had to choose a headstone, it would definitely be one like this.
This post is probably more for women than men… I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I a) love shoes and b) am (still) in the middle of a major decluttering phase in my home. The phase has reached the shoeboxes, and I pulled them all out the other day. My head knows it doesn’t make sense to keep shoes that you don’t wear anymore, whatever the reason. But the little place in my heart that beats for shoes… that’s an altogether different matter.
Some of the shoes you see here are my favourites, I wear them a lot. Others I’ve only worn once or twice, and they’ll go to a charity for resale soon, to make someone else happy. What you don’t see here are all my other shoes :-). Yes, there’s more. You didn’t really think I own only 27 pairs of shoes, did you? Sensible shoes, flat sandals, ballerinas, flip flops, boots. I could probably do a whole post about boots, too…
Please don’t judge me by my superficial love of shoes.
Visiting the Residental Palace in Ludwigsburg last month, we stepped into a little garden to the side of the palace and found a square little shed the outside of which was layered with what looked like tree bark. The shed was empty, with a door to one side and three windows on the other sides.
The window on our side let you look through the one on the opposite side, right across street onto ta different window. Only after downloading did I notice all the reflections in the top pic.