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Matt K.
11-06-2010, 09:06 AM
Had a chance to visit this site again, perched on top of a hill overlooking the "Rhein Ebene" or Rhein Valley. Remembered here are the fallen of the first and second World Wars who were living in and around Heidelberg. It is an awe inspiring site, especially in the fall when the leaves are turning. If you click on the image it will lead you to the set on flicker, in case you would like to see more of this place. At the center of the image you see the Grand Memorial Stone, which bears the following inscription:

Zum Gedenken and die Opfer von Kriegen, Gewalt und Unrecht in aller Welt.

As a Memory to the victims of wars, violence and injustice in all of the world.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/5150516059_b24c589466_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50569829@N06/sets/72157625198834639/show/)

Iguanasan
11-06-2010, 01:29 PM
This "doorway" leads to a very interesting place. Thanks for sharing!

Bambi
11-06-2010, 02:07 PM
nice spot. it looks very peaceful

MoinMoin
11-07-2010, 03:24 AM
Hi Matt, you made a great set of pictures there with some wonderful perspectives.

Matt K.
11-07-2010, 10:54 AM
Thanks all, it definitely is an impressive place. Kept meticulously clean and tidy, as most cemeteries in Germany were. Too boot, this was very short before "All Saints Day", so an extra incentive for the locals to clean up the overgrowth and debris from their graveyards.

I kinda like how the link works. Gives me an opportunity to show more stuff without cluttering up the site.