On Sunday, I went on a little trip to Weimar with Zahra and Angga -- and, of course, with Ryan too, I was the one who brought him there. We went to visit Schiller and, well, we were supposed to visit Goethe as well but the tickets to his house -- HIS HOUSE -- was sold out before we could even get in. Damn. We were going to go to Anna Amalia's Library -- the one with the beautiful Rococo Hall -- but we got there too late and it was already closed. In the end, after visiting Schiller, we just strolled all over town until we decided to just go back to Nordhausen. Weimar was a beautiful town and I didn't regret going there and I'll definitely go back there someday. I need to see that Library and along with the concentration camp I have yet to visit. I love this trip because Zahra took her Canon DSLR with us and...it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime chances to play with an SLR -- although I didn't do much since I was too nervous having an SLR within sight, especially with a tripod. I seriously need to get myself one of those. Zahra and I fell in love with calligraphy once we entered the Weimarhaus gift shop. We saw an ink set that costed €20 and couldn't stop drooling. There was a studio in Schiller's House where we could try writing in pure ink, like a real calligrapher, but once we got there, there was this family hogging everything and we didn't get a go. Oh, man.
|Zahra and I posing in front of Goethe and Schiller. They have such endearing friendship.|
|Knock! Knock! Schiller, you there?|
|Meet the boys! Angga [left] and Ryan [right]|
|Open up, will you, Goethe?|
The weather in Nordhausen was very, very indecisive. On Saturday, I was pretty much trapped in Fiwo's and Iqbal's house with Ryan. We could just see the weather outside changing faster than the traffic lights. It was sunny one moment than snowed the next then sunny again then snowed again. We were somewhat baffled by this rapid change of weather and went back and forth between going out and staying in. The two hosts went to Dresden that day -- which is also such a romantic town. I went there on a school trip last semester but didn't quite get enough chance to bask on all its beauties.
P.S: All the photos in Weimar thanks to Zahra!