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Heidelberg – 15

The Heidelberg Tun, arguably the largest wine barrel in the world would naturally require reinforced hoops to keep in the upwards of 200,000 litres of wine it can store. I wonder if it was ever filled to capacity; a prince who wanted this much wine must have been guzzling it at a prodigious rate too. 😀

A look at the cracking hoops and the steel bands used to hold them in place.


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


4 thoughts on “Heidelberg – 15

  1. Very interesting !!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Rekha Sahay | 24/05/2017, 7:17 AM
  2. That is enormous amount of wine! 🍷😊

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 24/05/2017, 3:00 AM

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