...I was back in Ulm, staying at the same hotel where I've been in 2014 during my course at the Academy for Data Protection and IT Security.
This time, though, it was only a brief stint: I arrived Sunday afternoon and left Monday evening. Still, my short visit felt very nostalgic, especially when I on the Sunday I walked the paths that had become so familiar to me.
If you have already been reading my blog in 2014, maybe you remember this post about the walk with the view of Ulm Minster - the very same church I saw from a very different perspective the Sunday before last.
Back in 2014, on my Goodbye-Walk, I thought I'd never see this place again. But now I had good reason to return, because the EU parliament has issued a new set of data protection regulations which I need to know inside out. I enrolled for a one-day seminar about the new law, and that's why I was back.
Here are the pictures I took on Sunday:
The hotel. Not exactly luxurious, but clean and simple, which is all I need for such a short stay (plus just across the road from the seminar rooms). This time, my room was facing the front; you can see my window: It is the bottom one in the first row of windows from the left. Inside, it looked like this:
Outside, I found little has changed here in the past two years - at least outwardly.
The view of the minster is, of course, zoomed in, but it was visible very well. It was a walk I enjoyed a lot, even though it wasn't very long and the scenery is certainly not the most spectacular I've ever seen. But it was like time-travelling to a period in my life which was both very intense and very happy - not that I am unhappy now (quite the contrary!), or do not find my life intense enough. It was just special, and it was nice to literally walk down memory lane.