stained glass, stairs,

Stairs and stained glass

Former mining administration buildings, now a bookstore.


truck, woods, snow

Forestry truck in the snow

This vehicle was spraying mud and leaves from the side of the path up into the air. What greater purpose this serves I never did find out.


Remains of a Celtic fort, Otzenhausen

The Celtic circular fort at Otzenhausen is one of the biggest fortifications the Celts ever constructed... In times of war, the circular rampart was a strong fortification against enemies. However, theories suggest this fort might have been more than just a refuge. It might, in fact, have been a permanent settlement, a village or the seat of a local leader...The first fortification was constructed in the 5th or 4th century BC, but the real heyday of construction dates to the 2nd and 1st century BC. For reasons yet unknown, the fort was abandoned shortly after this expansion.

Wikipedia (slighltly redacted)



Cerda & Celtoi

Celtic-inspired art, one of 18 pieces near an old Celtic fort.


graffiti, mural, sailor

Twenty-first century fresco

The artist who created the pencil-lover character (2010-07-19) has now developed a new style.


baroque, steelworks,

Baroque palace before the steelworks

The steelworks may actually be older than the palace. They date back to 1685


church, cathedral, statue,

Saardom - Saarland's “Cathedral”

The state of Saarland has no offical cathedral; in the Catholic church, it belongs to the diocese of Trier, in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. However, the small town of Dillingen has Saarland's tallest church, earning it the “cathedral” nickname.


rathaus, covered walkway,

Connecting walkway

Another perspective on the old / new interface (2010-11-02).


red sandstone, concrete, rathaus,

Stone textures

The reverse side of the Old Town Hall, with a concrete pillar which I imagine belongs to the New Town Hall.