I went to Heidelberg for a Yeast conference at EMBL, run by EMBO, and also visited Franzi.


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01rainhome
On a rainy day
I leave home
02onplane
And take the plane
to Frankfurt
03trainstation
I take the high speed train
to Heidelberg
04hotelview
The view from my hotel
05bendybus
I take a bendy-bus
06franzibldg
To Heidelberg Uni
and Franzi's building
07franzi
To visit Franzi
08buson
In the morning,
the conference sends a bus
09uphill
Which climbs the hill
10embl
Up to EMBL
11knopfintro
The conference is introduced
by Dr Knop
12lunch
We have lunch
in the EMBL cafeteria
13posters
I give a poster
in the poster session
14heidelbergtour
They take us on
a tour of Heidelberg
15buytickets
Our tour leader
buys tickets for us
16funicula
And we take
the funicula up to...
17castle
Heidelberg castle
18lightbow
From the castle
we see a "light bow" over Heidelberg
19birthday
This arch was a birthday gift
to Elizabeth Stuart from her husband Frederick
20lizard
Among the carved flowers
hide animals like this lizard
21frog
And frog
22snail
And snail
23cicada
And even a
cicada!
24smallbarrel
This is me
by the small barrel
25upbigbarrel
At the big barrel
we climb up
26downbigbarrel
And over
27bigbarrel
A view of the big barrel
28rainbow
The setting sun lights the castle
in front of a rainbow
29cathedral
We visit a cathedral
30stainedglass
With modern stained glass windows
31bunsen
But the highlight of the tour
is this statue of Bunsen!
32banquet
That evening
is the conference banquet
33tram
The next day
Franzi and I take the tram
34weinheim
Out to Weinheim
where we meet Christoph
35twohills
Weinheim is famous
for the two hills each with a castle
36park
In a small park
is a bird zoo
37parrot
With parrots
38pheasant
A pheasant
39femalepheasant
And his mate
40cockatiel
Cockatiels
41canary
Canaries
42parrot
More parrots
43parrot
Including these bright red ones
44towncentre
In the town centre
we eat autumn onion pie
45castle
We climb to the castle
on the smaller hill
46higherhill
From there,
we see the higher hill
48anneagain
We climb
to the top of the tower
47annetowertop
Anne
at the tower top
49franzitop
Franzi
at the tower top
50christophfranzi
Chrisoph and Franzi
wait for the train back
51doubledecker
We take a double-decker train
52inside
Inside the train
53mccafe
Christoph and Franzi
take me to "McCafe" in McDonalds
54cakes
Which has surprisingly
tasty treats
55annetravel
I get decked out
with all my backpacks
56sunsettrain
And take the train
through the sunset
57crowdedtrain
To catch the high-speed train
which is very crowded
58spaetzle
At home
I cook the spaetzle Franzi gave me
59davidspatzle
David enjoys it

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