Monday, August 27, 2012

Finding the Fountain of Joy

Rostock and the Fountain of Joy of Life.
Crossing the Baltic Sea from Helsinki, the next stop on our quilt seminar at sea is the port of Warnemünde, Germany. 
One joyful hog in a fountain.
The quick train ride from our ship to the city of Rostock was easy to navigate. This charming town has been run over by every civilization you can think of. But now the industries of ship building and tourism keep it going strong.
Interior of St. Mary's Church in Rostock.
My favorite stop in Rostock was a visit to St. Mary's Church. This Gothic church was started in the 13 century. It also houses one extraordinary clock.
Astronomical clock in St. Mary's Church.
This working astronomical clock, dating from the 1400's, will expire in 2017. Guess they'll have to get a new one.
Love that brick work!
The textures and shapes found in Rostock were so appealing. I can see how they might inspire a quilt or two. It's a short hop to our next destination on the cruise, Kiel German. Please join me tomorrow for more quilting at sea!


krisgray said...

Great pics - I am really enjoying your cruise! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I love it! What interesting and beautiful sights! Interesting clock. I wonder if allowed to go beyond 2017, if they would find cycles that would pick up at some spot and play out all over again.... hmmm....

WoolenSails said...

I love the old villages and cobblestone streets, definitely a wonderful place for inspiration.