It was in the 1930s that the German Military built a hospital in Wuerzburg (also the city information) to take care of both service members and their families. Situated toward the top of a major hill, it over looked the Main valley and across to fortifications on distant hills. The first commander of the hospital was an OB-GYN who lived in an apartment with his family on the fifth floor. You can see the history in the design and the construction details.
The US Occupation after WWII was by replaced by standing troops under NATO including the 3ID (Marne Division); which only left in 1996 to be replaced by 1ID.
Why am I telling you this? I was stationed there 1995-96 and then again from 1997-1999.
And today, 19 Octber 2007, the US Army is closing the hospital permanently and turning the caserne back to the German Authorities. Thousands were stationed here over the years, babies delivered, patients seen as this hospital was home to both TDA health care delivery and the 67th Combat Support Hospital (deactivated last year).
And in the immortal words ascribed to that French woman – Let them eat cake.
A drive up and back means that there is at least some time to knit. I really like the colour and texture of this simple all over twisted rib.
To enter the old city of Meersburg.