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Karlshöhe in Stuttgart, Germany

The bridge I am showing you today may not be spectacular, but I absolutely love how the picture turned out. Karlshöhe, Stuttgart, GermanyThis weekend, I met up in Stuttgart with my girlfriends from grad school. Even though I used to live very close, I never saw much of Stuttgart before. My friend lives here now, and being shown around by her I got a whole new perspective on the city. As if it hadn’t been enough to be around wonderful people and feel that great sensation when you haven’t seen someone in a while, but it still all feels as though you had seen each other yesterday, we were also really lucky with the weather. Spring was definitely coming about yesterday as we strolled through Stuttgart’s fairer corners.

After we had taken a beautiful walk through a forrest that was still wintery, we came back down into the residential areas of Stuttgart’s South. Beautiful houses lined the steep streets, and the sun was bright and warm to a degree that it really felt like winter was over. We decided to get a drink on Karlshöhe, another small hill that had a cute little restaurant. In search of the place, we came across a dent on the hilltop. The bridge in the picture led over that dent, and as my friends crossed it and I took this picture, I had so many associations once again that dealt with transgression. Me and these girls, together we’ve crossed over from being students to having jobs. Maybe also from being girls to being women. Now together we were crossing from winter to spring. And I really hope they’ll be around for more crossings into the next stages of my life.

If you have read My Mission statement, you know why I love bridges. To me they are the most universal symbol of connection, of bringing people together and overcoming anything that may seperate us. I want to present to you pictures of bridges that I really love in places that I really love on my blog every Sunday. If you have a picture of a bridge that you would like to share with my readers as a guest post, feel free to contact me!

7 Kommentare

  1. Aww that is so nice! Me and my besties are also the same, shame that we don’t get to see each other as often as I’d like. But it’s always nice to catch up and see them and hear the stories and changes in their lives 🙂 You’re lucky to have your girls „close“ to you!

    • bridgekeeper

      März 19, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Close is a relative term, but I guess we’re lucky to all at least be in the same country! 🙂

  2. Lovely post. Came across your blog recently and I LOVE your mission statement, and your eloquent writing. I can totally relate to your comments on friendship above, and have some friends that are moving into new stages of life that I am so looking forward to being a part of! (Babies!)

    My grandparents live just outside Stuttgart and I love the area, though I don’t get to go very often (I live in Western Canada). Have a lovely Sunday!

    • bridgekeeper

      März 19, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words and sweet compliments, Steph! I know, the whole marriage and babies thing adds a whole new dimension to it all. And Stuttgart is really pretty, as I only just discovered that weekend. Too bad that it’s not exactly around the corner from Canada!

  3. Your have crossed a few bridges in this post. From girls to women, from winter to spring. Look forward to your next bridge crossing.

  4. Very fun get together! It’s definitely SO much nicer visiting a city when you know someone there!

    • bridgekeeper

      März 19, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Oh, there is really no comparison! That is also why I love couchsurfing.

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