Stuttgart, many thanks Georg!
As we’ve come to the end of the continental part of our adventure I thought it might be good to rediscover images that I had overlooked on first perusal, and to link these to the “buried treasures” we have found along the way, the places we went through that weren’t even marked on our inadequate map, places that you would not hear of amongst the well known icons that we have visited. When you dig down, every village or hamlet has a story to tell, a fascinating, gruesome, sordid or delightful history, a link to a person or event you had heard about at school all those years ago, or an amazing, unheralded architectural or art treasure right there in Normalville or Blandhamlet
I’ll kick off with this wonderful image of an old man walking under a wisteria arch in Ronda, Spain. The arch is the final of three consecutive such arches along the path. To me the image suggests a life well lived, heralded by the flamboyant wisteria in all its glory, but this is just my buried treasure, maybe you see something else?