Heidelberg Altstadt – 6 FEB 2011

On the way to the Alstadt, I passed this building with a plaque which stated: Bergheimerstrasse 20, Dr. Jose Rizal (1861-1896), Philippine national hero practiced his Rizal eye medicine here, from February to August 1886 under Professor Dr. Otto Becker director of the University Eye-clinic. This was one of the panels on a door, it was about 5"x5":



Then I reached the Alstadt...about 10 blocks from my hotel, it is the oldest section of town that is now a shopping/walking/eating area.


The door below, struck me like the Bierstadt painting in the National Gallery http://travelswithauntiem.blogspot.com/2011/01/national-portrait-gallery-washington-dc.html, a place I could sit for hours and record people interacting.












Fresh roasted chestnuts vendor:














Translated: The central gate stood here from the early Middle Ages to 1827.
I always thought some people were religious about their Starbucks…now I have proof.



By the time I reached the end I was so exhausted, I had to take a cab back to the hotel…it cost $14.00.