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May 25: Bamberg – Michelsberg to Domplatz

It was late in the afternoon when I left Michelsberg, and I still wanted to go for a run in the daylight, so I started to make my way back to the hotel.

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Starting back down the Michelsberg road.

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A mysterious window in the street wall.

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Oh, the allure of receding steps past a locked gate!

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House on wall.

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A buttressed retaining wall, cool. The crucifix is, I think, part of the Bamberger Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross), the oldest completely extant one in Germany.

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An explosion of ivy on a wall of the Aufseesianum school.

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I skirted the north edge of the Domplatz plateau along Aufsessstraße. This wall holds up one end of the Neue Residenz.

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To continue around that edge onto the Residenzstraße required insinuating oneself through this great gate.

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A rather nicely sunlit manhole cover.

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Now climbing the Residenzstraße, and suitably, up to the right is more of the Neue Residenz itself, the other end.

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Have some roofs. — The vegetal border pattern around the gable of the house in front looks sort of like a cursive Semitic script at first glance, like Syriac almost.

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Mmmmm, now I want a slice of strawberry ice cream cake.

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A selection of window curvature reflections.