Monthly Archives: May 2013

Memorial Day in Belgium

We said good-bye to Charlemagne and piled into my friend Dan’s Volvo and headed west out of Aachen to Belgium and the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial. It was Saturday, May 26, 2012 and Memorial Day in Belgium. As American … Continue reading

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Charlemagne’s Chapel

Charlemagne was tired. Tired from the Saxon wars that went off and on for 30 years. Tired of the ventures in southern France and northern Spain and his battles there with Basques, Saracens and Visigoths. Tired of crossing the Alps … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Cathedral in Osnabrück

St Marienkirche has perfectly symmetrical north and south sides (four gables and four high Gothic windows on each side).  It took us three minutes to walk from the church’s south side on Mrktplatz to Domplatz to visit the Dom or … Continue reading

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St Mary’s Church in Osnabrück

We agreed to meet up with Carol Saint-Clair again on Friday afternoon in order to conclude our tour of historic Osnabrück by visiting two of the city’s great churches: the Lutheran St Mary’s Church (St Marienkirche) on Mrktplatz and the … Continue reading

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Searching for my Theler Ancestors: Hunteburg

After visiting Dielingen on our Friday morning (May 25, 2012) tour through Theler land  we said goodbye to Westphalia and crossed the border to  Lower Saxony. We drove through the farm community of Meyerhofen and soon arrived in Hunteburg to … Continue reading

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The Sunshine Award

One of my blog followers, mvschulze, has nominated me for the Sunshine Award. MV describes his blog as “Stream of Thought observations, images, and more” and he can be found on http://mvschulze.wordpress.com. His observations are spot-on and so are his … Continue reading

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