Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Time, After All, Takes Time

The next day we got a bit of a late start.  After spending some time in the apartment catching up on some stuff on our computers, we ventured out to the Old Square.  In the middle was a gigantic Christmas tree.  We inspected it pretty closely and discovered that it was, in fact, all one tree.  Because it was so big, it required giant cables to hold it up!

We thought it was a little sad that a tree that old and big is now dead, just for some Christmas decoration.  It was quite beautiful all lit up though.  We also had our first glimpses of the Astronomical clock, which is also in the square.

Even at night, it was beautiful.  We decided to do a little research on it and come back during the day.  It's so interesting how it's just on the side of a building.  I guess that's how town clocks usually are, but you'd think that such a worldly (or other-worldly, in the astronomical sense) clock would be displayed more prominently.

After making the rounds of the square we continued on to find the river.  Along the way we passed a number of interesting buildings.

We walked and walked along the cobblestone in the cold before coming upon the bank, looking out at the castle.

(photos by e.hunt)

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