Windows Into the Past
Here are some more shots from the Hanstein, situated on a mountain at the Werra river in Thuringia.
View from 'Kunigunde's Window'
Kunigunde is the
German name for a noble lady - Edelfräulein - in folk songs and tales. She had a splendid view from that bower, but I hope she also had a warm, fur lined cloak to wrap herself in, the wind is really cold up there. And glass was a luxury in the Middle Ages, only few windows would have been glassed; most were covered with wooden shutters in winter, making the rooms even darker.Closeup of a bush growing on a windowsill
Some shrubs grow everywhere. It's images like these that show the power of time. They also make ruins look so picturesque.