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Neu-Anspach in the Taunus, Germany - 27th June 2009

By: AnjaM

Pottery Market in the Hessenpark
- and a genuine Hessian "Bembel"


Hi Mommy,

today, Anja took us to the Hessenpark.

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Hessenpark founded in 1974 as the central Hessian Open-Air Museum.

The Open-Air Museum Hessenpark is a reflection of rural Hesse's of the past.

Over 100 buildings a complete range of farmsteads to day laborer houses have been reconstructed on 160 acres. As you walk through the Open-Air Museum you are guided through 400 years of Hessian history.

The Museum is organized into five groups of buildings, representing the regions they have been relocated from. These groups of buildings are named after the rivers, characterizing that particular landscape.


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There was a pottery market in the Hessenpark today, showing and selling all kind of pottery items: traditional items for the kitchen and household and also more modern items for decoration.

This is what an old pottery workplace looks like

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and this is still the way pottery is made today

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The first stall sold traditional pottery, which is still used in the home by people who like traditional things

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These items are.

top: a milk jug
left: a platter
right: a butter dish

and in the middle:
a genuine item that you will find only in the state of Hessen: a "Bembel"

A Bembel is a jug that is used for serving the traditional Hessian drink of apple wine. A Bembel is always grey with blue markings. As the Bembel is made of pottery, the apple wine will stay cool inside it. (And no, you never ever drop ice cubes into apple wine!  :mad:)

Traditionally - before the day of refrigerators - apple wine was kept in the cellar, to keep it cool. If you wanted to drink it, you would go to the cellar and fill a Bembel with the apple wine. The drink would then stay cool in the pottery Bembel for quite some time.

Well, if you have some thirsty Hessian people sitting around the table, a small Bemble full of apple wine won't last long, anyway.  ;) That's why Bembels come in different sizes. The very big Bembels served in pubs for large tables full of thirsty people are put into a metal contraption that allows you to tilt the big, heavy Bembel without having to lift it  :D

You see, Hessian people can be quite ingenious when it comes to enjoying their favorite drink  ;)

This stall sold many nice traditional things

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and the sweet old lady in the stall told us that her father, her husband, her son and even her grandson were all potters.

She showed us some lovely pictures of them at work, making this lovely traditional pottery

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Then we went on to look at the other stalls

Look at these kitten faces! You can hang them on the wall and put things into them, like flowers or pencils

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Penny thought they were so cute!

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There were all kinds of nice decorative things

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and - of course  ;) - Anja's favorites again: dragons!

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These dragons you can fill with lamp oil, and then they will have flames coming out of their noses

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We saw so many cute things!

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And then we saw a stall where we had such fun!!!!

.. to be continued....

Hugs
Terry

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