Contrary to National Stereotypes, I Have No Desire to Discuss the Weather.

A few days ago, EntirelyForced posted a blog. This itself is not a shock. This is, after all, a website that leans towards blogging. What was a surprise, for this particular poster, was that I agreed with the bulk of his statements. Not all, of course; his penchant for wearing odd socks marks him as a degenerate for whom there is no rehabilitation. No—what I … Continue reading Contrary to National Stereotypes, I Have No Desire to Discuss the Weather.

Harzer Wandernadel 187: Bergruine Lauenburg

Number 187 on the Harzer Wandernadel trail is the Bergruine Lauenburg, the underwhelming remnants of a medieval castle set above the equally underwhelming village of Stecklenberg. Lauenburg Castle is not the only ruin overlooking this village; just a kilometre or so to the south stand what remains of Stecklenberg Castle, another medieval castle. With two ruins in such close proximity, I can only assume, then, … Continue reading Harzer Wandernadel 187: Bergruine Lauenburg