If you have gotten to know me a little over time through my blog, you probably know that I have a thing for wide open skies, and especially sunsets. I share this fascination probably with millions of people; all of us, I suppose, look up at the sky at least every now and then and stop for a moment, just looking, simply enjoying, maybe contemplating our past, present and future, maybe not thinking about anything in particular.
The weekend before last, thanks to O.K. I had the opportunity to view a particularly beautiful sunset.
Not far from O.K.'s village is the town of Durbach. The place is completely dominated by wine - there does not seem to be a single house in town that has not, one way or other, something to do with wine, either producing, selling, offering tastings or anything else wine-related going on.
High above the town is Schloss Staufenberg. There has most likely been a castle there as early as the 12th century. A lot of what we see today is from the late 1600s. In 1832, the castle was acquired by the counts of Baden, and adapted in the romantic style of the time to be fit as a home. The family still own it, and the castle nowadays serves as a winery, restaurant and wedding venue.
You can find out a lot more about the place here.
O.K. and I had meant to go there for a while, and finally, we did not only have the time on that Friday evening, but also the weather was right.
We were lucky to find a table on the large terrace; it is a very popular spot, especially on balmy summer nights. Our drinks were refreshing and the view spectacular. It definitely was an evening to remember, made all the more so by being there with O.K.
I don't know the people in one of the pictures, but as they are with their backs to the camera and not very clearly visible at all, it should be alright for them to appear here on my blog. Nearly everybody on the terrace was taking pictures - as I said, I share the love of sunsets with many! Sorry for the last picture being blurry.
We remained there until it was too dark to see much, and flying insects started to become interested.