European history

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Heidelberg – 12

One of the castle gates: I assume the empty spot between the two lions (one holding the cross, the other a now-broken sword) once held the coat of arms of the prince ruling over this tract.

Heidelberg – 10

A detail of one of the statues adorning Ottheinrichbau’s facade

Reconstructed Roman Villa – Augusta Raurica (#5)

The living room. I particularly liked the baby-crib. The exact design has been found in Pompeii. 🙂

Reconstructed Roman Villa – Augusta Raurica (#4)

Views of the Caldarium, the hot bath. The Roman system for heating the room was ingenious, a great example of how ancient engineers solved problems that we struggle with even today. For details you can check out Wikipedia