|The author of "Steppenwolf" and "Siddhartha" standing on the|
Nikolausbrücke over the Nagold River in Calw.
|The other side of the River Nagold from the main part of Calw. These houses abut a rock-face that can only be seen when walking along the street directly in front.|
|Market stalls coming down after a full morning of business.|
|Birthplace of Hermann Hesse in 1877.|
|Nikolauskapelle (St. Nikolaus Chapel) on the Nikolausbrücke (Nickolaus Bridge) |
in Calw. It is this bridge that statue to Hermann Hesse stands (see photo at top).
The bridge was built across the Nagold around 1400.
By the way, Hesse didn't stick around in Calw. He moved to Switzerland some years before the First World War and stayed there until he died. Fascinating man, Hermann Hesse.
But, as I first walked away and upward from the St. Nikolaus' Bridge, the first building I came to at the top of the road, just outside of what had been the city wall, was the Lecture Hall and Reading Room, pictured a. It's a stately building with a fine view of all the town beneath it as it goes down to the Nagold at the bottom. I don't have a shot of that view, for some reason, but trust me, it's there.
|Yet another source for community water at the other end of Market Square. What's nice |
is that very often the water coming out of these beautiful old water fountains is in fact
|Looks like someone decided to buck the trend and do some colorful updates to their home. Works for me!|
|This is the only tower left from the city wall that once surrounded Calw. Long after the |
wall was largely dismantled, this tower was used as a jail right up into the 1900s.
|The shingle hanging above the door says|
it all: "Hermann Hesse Museum
it. This house is smack up against the old city wall which still remains
on this side of town. Below is another shot of it further down. The sun
was directly behind it when I took the photo so the sky is completely
|The covered steeple in the right of the picture and |
the orange crane in the middle are good examples
of what is often found these days.