A view from Quedlinburg. This colored drawing was made by Rolf Keller during a trip in the 1950s. Parts of this town, situated just northeast of the Harz mountain range, are now on the UNESCO World Herritage List.

This drawing is framed and under glass, so it was a bit of a challenge to get a good scan of it.


3 thoughts on “Quedlinburg

    • This place did not suffer so much destruction during the war, so a lot of the old houses survived.
      I have to look at the original again (at my mother’s place) to read the year (it looks like 57 in the scanned image, but I am not so sure). There are some letters describing a trip my grandfather did to the area with some friends who had a car (a “Trabant”, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant) and it might have been during that trip that he made this drawing. I will have to look those letters up again. He later gave this picture to my mother as a gift.

      • Once again, I think of time travel as I often do when I look at your ancestors’ works – a moment from long ago, but with its own history, and existing along with the one that we have today (just to pick one other). Going back and forth between them because someone left us the means to do so. And, in this case, to such a beautiful place.

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