Our family lived in Rothwesten, Germany in the 1970’s. I found this footage on youtube and was immediately taken back to those memories. Growing up in a military family, we moved every two to three years and never really had a hometown. Rothwesten holds a special place in my heart. This is where I transformed from childhood into my teen years. Had my first real kiss in that park. Fond memories.
Winters in Germany, the countryside; traveling fast on narrow icy roads without a care. The song playing is called “Home.” Holzhausen – Rothwesten – Fuldatal
Rothwesten Erlenbuschsiedlung – This was my street. We lived in the first house on the corner across from the park. At the time, there were white picket fences around the homes.
I used to hold my baby sister in my lap and swing on those swings. She loved to hear me sing, “I’m On the Top of the World” by the Carpenters. Every time I hear that song, I remember those times. At 0.29 is shows our home. My room was the left window upstairs. The house was really larger than it looks. There was a full basement with several rooms and a bomb shelter. My best friend and I covered the walls in the bomb shelter with tie dyed sheets and we had slumber parties down there where all the girls told ghost stories and scared the crap out of each other. There was also a coal room in the basement and every night a coal man would come and add coal to the furnace to heat the radiators. Behind the house is a huge Rainier Cherry tree. It covered the entire backyard and was full of cherries every year. There were so many fruit trees where we lived. We even had current bushes. All the kids would sit under the trees and eat cherries to our heart’s content. Always plenty.
Rothwesten, Germany – Base Commanders House – 1967
Commanders House Rothwesten, Eichenbergerstr. 49 Filmed in 2012
Somewhere in those twinkling lights is you and me. I find it fascinating. We’re just a speck in the cosmos.
This video features a series of time lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station.
This is just breathtaking beautiful. I especially loved the sky and water scenes. It’s probably better viewed from the Vimeo site. I hope they never take it down because I know I will be coming back to look at it when I’m in the mood for nature but can’t get away.