I am enjoying a brief visit to Germany* before returning home. Today we drove through part of the Rhineland, very scenic.
Here is an altarpiece in a church we stopped to see called the Rheingau Cathedral (although apparently it is not really a cathedral), located in the town of Geisenheim. This altarpiece was carved in the year 1480 and depicts the Epiphany, as the Magi present gifts to the Christ child:
Here we have my dessert at lunch, which featured a fruit I had never seen before. My sources tell me that it is called a “cape gooseberry” or a “ground cherry”. Apparently it is often used as a garnish on desserts:
Finally, here is a view from the Abbey of St. Hildegard of Bingen, looking down the hillside which is covered with vineyards. It was a gray and hazy day but the views were still gorgeous:
In my rush to get out of Rome I managed to forget my computer’s power cable, so we’ll see how many more blog posts I can do before getting home and getting a new cable.
*I had never visited Germany to this point. I definitely hope to come back and see more of it. I have also never been to Spain, so that is on my list. Then, I hope to see more of France (I’ve only seen Paris and Lourdes) and Austria (I’ve only seen Vienna and some small towns in that part of the country). Three years in Europe but still much left to see!