Saturday, February 18, 2006

This Is Why I Live in Germany... go to parties in castles. Seriously.

A, the accordian-playing friend from school recently moved into a new apartment that is situated in this complex. A few weeks ago he had a housewarming (or as his invite read, a 'tower-warming') party, as he is literally living in a tower. It is the most charming place ever. It's not that big, but what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in charm and character. It's got a beautiful fireplace, a small living room/dining area, and a cozy loft area upstairs. The floor is made out of thick wood planks, the whitewashed walls are accented by criss-crossing dark wooden beams, and there are a couple of old wrought-iron chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.

The complex is owned by an architect (who was at the party), who individually screens people who want to live there (I believe there are 9 apts. available). One of the other buildings houses a well-reviewed restaurant, and the architect also keeps an office there.

Later in the evening, after sitting around drinking wine by candlelight, A and his bandmate brought out their instruments, and a boisterous jam session ensued, with some brave souls dancing in the center of the room. If I closed my eyes, I could feel as if I were enjoying a medieval Saturday night.

Here are some more pictures of the complex.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm drooling. for something like this i might give my beautiful apartment... altho i don't know if the view is as nice (ha ha)

6:50 PM  
Anonymous E. said...

oh fine. i'll live there. i'm kind of into medieval castles anyway, and this one will do nicely...

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YO, we are desperate for a blog update. We have no lives.

Kath and Karin

11:14 PM  

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