As you can see, it was another beautiful day; sunny and warm, so that a walk in woodland was a very good idea.
We took a late lunch break between vineyards and woods, eating our sandwiches and fresh strawberries.
|View towards Stuttgart Fernsehturm ("Television Tower", built in 1954 and a famous landmark around here; 217 m tall)|
The vineyards are still there, but marl is not used as a fertilizer any longer. Nowadays, the quarry is a designated nature monument; it can be seen from the steep path and steps, but it is not allowed to go in there.
Legend has it that the place is haunted: When it was still in use, it belonged to the neighbouring communities (it was never owned by just one person or family). The mayors of those communities were not always law-abiding and sometimes took money out of their community's treasury for their personal profit. It is said that the ghosts of those dishonest mayors sometimes roam the quarry at night.
Well, it was full daylight when we were there, and all we saw was a little brown mouse busily running across the groundcovering plants.
Our walk was much longer than the few pictures I am showing you here make it appear, and we enjoyed very much being out there for some hours to get the best of both worlds - sunshine as well as the relative coolness of the trees.