374 steps over 260 m with a altitude climb of 50 m
I huffed and puffed my way up these stairs along with the other tourists. I was surprised how this ‘tourist attraction’ encouraged people who would normally take the lift to tackle the stair challenge.
Snow fell gently as I walked home. I realised autumn was coming to an end. This autumn was different to my previous autumn experiences – it was more obvious. Now I understand why Anne of Green Gables said: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”. Continue reading “Just another autumn”
Karl Baum, the butcher, has one of the 60,000 Stumbling Stones placed in 22 countries.
Karl Baum, his wife Toni, daughter Gerti and brother Leo lived at Mauergasse-8, Wiesbaden, Germany in the 1930’s.
Karl was the second oldest of six children. He was a butcher and originally the family lived in the apartment above his shop in Schulgasse-2. Business was good until 1934 when the Sturmabteilung (Nazi Paramilitary) prohibited the Jewish butchers from using the town’s slaughterhouse Continue reading “Hier wohnte Karl Baum (here lived Karl Baum)”