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

By: AnjaM

Hessenpark - there is more to see!

Hi Mommy,

after resting and drinking the apple wine, we continued our walk inside the Hessenpark.

There were such lovely old buildings, the whole park looked like an old village

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We particularly liked this old farm building from 1691  that had belonged to a wealthy farmer. The farm consisted of four buildings forming a square:a wall,  the barn, the stable, and the house for the family

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We also entered the house

- no, not this little house, tee hee  ;) -

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This is the kitchen

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and the upper story of the house has an exhibition on making fabrics in old times

flax and hemp

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and wool

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This is an explanation of how to spin wool

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(Sleeping Beauty stung her finger with such a hand spindle and fell into a sleep that lasted 100 years...  :D)

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The people in the villages worked all day long - even in their "free" time they would sit and spin wool.

This is a "spinning room" of old times

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The text says that there in such spinning rooms, there was conversation, music and fun. But all while doing work - even in the evenings, when the "day's work" was done.

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Spinning wool at all times - along of all the other work - was so prevalent that this painting shows even Mother Mary spinning wool while Joseph and Jesus are doing carpentry work

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The finished flax or wool threads were then woven into fabrik at these looms

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Embroidery

Farm women worked all day long. For enjoyment and pleasure, they turned to embroidery.

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Here are some traditional costumes with lovely embroidery

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and more pictures of what the farmers used to look like

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and some nice embroidery

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Then we went on to the barn

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where we saw pictures of people mowing corn

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and threshing it

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Wow! What a lot of work there is on a farm!!!  :o


This house had a lovely herb garden - herbs were used for medicine before the days of chemistry

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And there was also a display of making pottery in the old days

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Wow! We had seen so much history that our little feet were tired, and we were hungry and thirsty!

So we all went to a nice country inn to enjoy apple wine and a German specialty: Schnitzel

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This is a breaded Schnitzel with pepper sauce and Rösti (potato patties) and a salad. And let me tell you, Mommy, we sure ate it all!  :D

Ooooh, that was so good!

I hope you enjoyed my little trip into German history as much as I did!

Hugs
Terry

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