Darmstadt 2 #ThursdayDoors

Here are some more pictures from Darmstadt, Germany, the city my grandfather’s great-grandfather came from. Leister is the family name, in case you were wondering.

#4 Daughter, the amazing Sara Marian, found all these pictures on WikiMedia.

The plaza, 1900
Waldspirale — Forest Spiral apartments
Green roof, and some apartments have trees growing in them and out the windows.

I am ALL ABOUT that apartment building! If you had an apartment on the inner part, you could live in it AND look out the window and see it.

Thursday doors is the brainchild of Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Visit his site, enjoy his wonderful photographs, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a spiral.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Darmstadt 2 #ThursdayDoors

  1. Librarylady

    June 11, 2020 at 2:04pm

    That apartment building is pretty crazy. I love the church too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Dan Antion

    June 11, 2020 at 5:47pm

    These are great doors. Likely I’ll never see them up close, but…

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      Marian Allen

      June 12, 2020 at 9:27am

      Yeah, me either. But I’m sure enjoying them from a distance. 🙂

  3. sustainabilitea

    June 11, 2020 at 6:39pm

    What a fascinating building, Marian. I followed the link and read about it. It makes me think of a concept I like–roofs with gardens or bee hives or such on them. Of course to have a green roof, you have to have plenty of support and more, but if you can do it, what a great thing.


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      Marian Allen

      June 12, 2020 at 9:29am

      I remember reading a picture book when I was wee, with a picture of a house with sod on the roof and a goat up there eating grass and flowers. I don’t know why that made such a strong impression on me, but it did.

  4. Norm 2.0

    June 12, 2020 at 8:33am

    Those orthodox churches sure know how to do ornate details. We have a few in town here that I should check out.
    I’m not sure what to think about the apartment complex in terms of practicality but it does seem like a good idea in principle.

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      Marian Allen

      June 12, 2020 at 9:31am

      It’s been around for close to 20 years, so I guess it works. I think green roofs are brilliant!

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      Marian Allen

      June 15, 2020 at 7:29am

      I wish somebody would set up a VR tour of it. Then I, here, and #4 Daughter, at her house, could put on helmets and meet there. In my fantasy, the tour package comes with mail-order meals, and we could heat those up and “sit in a Darmstadt restaurant” or “at an outside cafe table” and eat our meals together. Then we could take our helmets off and sleep in our own beds.

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