If only these ancient walls could talk, I would listen to its stories

The narrow cobblestone streets are lined with stores that sell clothes and shoes and nestled in-between are coffee and pastry shops. I feel the raindrops and decided to step into one of the coffee shops and enjoy a cup of steaming coffee and  pastry while I continue watching people stroll with their umbrellas. It is hard to walk past the numerous pastry shops without wanting to stop and peer into each one and grab a different type of pastry.


I am wondering the streets today, because the friends I met decided to take a boat trip on the River Rhine to explore the worlds highest cold water geyser.  However, since I am not a boat trip kind of person, I decided to instead explore the old buildings in the area.

In the distance I finally see the sun trying to peak over a steeple, in which direction I decided to head. The old structures going back hundreds of years fascinate me. I constantly wonder what story there could be behind it.

My first stop is the Round Tower or runder turm, which is more than 500 years old and was built 40 years before America was discovered by Columbus.


The round tower

The city called Andernach is one of the oldest towns in Germany. Here are a few more pictures that I captured.


The entrance to the old city (Rheintor)




Cathedral built in 1198





About my random musings

I am originally from South East Asia and I moved to the US about 15 years ago to follow my heart. My heart has since been broken a few times, but I continue to be on journey of trying to mend it. I could talk about running, baking or writing in a small crowd, but put me in a room full of strangers and I will be the one standing in a corner people watching. When I am not writing or running, I would be in my kitchen, flour strewn all over the kitchen counters, music playing in the background and me just rolling and folding dough, excited about what my creation will turn out to be. Besides that I love passionately, when I love, I give it my all, not always a good thing, but that is who I am. I jump both feet in and sometimes I come out with regrets but having learnt a lesson. I believe everything happens for a reason and this is my place to share bits and pieces of my life, my adventures and sometimes misadventures. Hope you enjoy reading my stories as much I enjoy sharing them with you.
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11 Responses to If only these ancient walls could talk, I would listen to its stories

  1. Beautiful and interesting old buildings! What a wonderful sight to see!

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  2. harmonymind says:

    How beautiful! I always get inspired by pictures like that. Very nice.

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  3. joyroses13 says:

    Awesome! I would have loved to do that! My husband and I would like to visit Germany someday!

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