Too many castles, so little time. Falkenstein was a fair-sized castle in it’s day. I caught it as the late afternoon sun was coming through the big windows.
This castle is in the German State of Rhineland-Palatinate and should not be confused with the other seven Falkenstein Castles in Germany, nor the other six Falkenstein Castles in surrounding countries! It doesn’t even make the Wikipedia list of Falkenstein Castles. Either those old-time Falkensteins got around, or they weren’t very adept at thinking up new names.
Regardless, it’s a cool place to visit because it’s free, has great views of the surrounding valley, you can drive to it, and there is a restaurant right next door (weekends only).
I am really pleased to have an exhibition at Visione restaurant because I support their mission (I also like their food and that they support local artists and musicians). Read more about them below, and please visit them if you are in the area.
Café – Bistro – Restaurant Visione has two locations – The one in Kaiserslautern is located in the heart of the old town. Aside from a stylish ambience, friendly atmosphere, and delicious food, Visione is an important contribution to the social model of the city of Kaiserslautern with their “to live together – learn together” project. It was the first barrier-free (handicap accessible) restaurant in Kaiserslautern and its on-going mission is to hire mentally and physically challenged individuals and to prepare them for permanent employment on the open labor market. Their motto: “alles ausser gewöhnlich”, “everything except ordinary.”
At Visione you will find a varied lunch menu, homemade cakes and tea and coffee specialties. In the evening a selection of Mediterranean and regional dishes are freshly prepared and continuously a comfortable meeting place in our bistro and lounge area.
Monday to Saturday, 11:30 – 24:00
Closed on Sundays.
Kaiserslautern: Gaustraße 1, Phone: 0631 89 23 789
Ramstein: in Haus des Bürgers (Public House), Phone: 06371 4078765
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Classes are taught through Portland Community College Community Education
February 2019 — Think Like an Artist
Starting or rejoining your creative journey? Demonstrations and activities designed to up your creative game. We will use drawing, painting, and collage to learn about design, color, rendering, and the critical habits that artists use to develop their ideas. Drawing skill is not necessary.
Class website and PCC enrollment will be available as the class date approaches.
“Painting to Save the Trees”
Elisabeth Jones Art Center
516 NW 14th Ave, Portland,OR
A series of watercolors from the Tree Emergency Response Team project – “Our job is to help trees to be loved and noticed by the community.”