On the 14th of September, a Tuesday, I was working from home. My afternoon schedule was surprisingly free of meetings, which allowed me to finish a little earlier than usual and go for a nice long walk.
I'd not been down to the river in months, and so decided to make that my route.
To reach the riverside takes me at least half an hour if I walk along busy roads, and a bit more on the nicer route past the deer park and across fields. I was not in a hurry and so chose the latter.
This used to be the entrance to the deer park when I was little; the gates are now around the corner from this spot:
Reaching the riverside. The path was relatively busy with cyclists and a few cars; it is not a road accessible for all, but those who have allotments there are allowed to drive through. A few times I had to stop by the road to let them go past, and used the opportunity to take pictures.
The side of the river where I walked is bordered by a very steep slope, made into terraced vineyards a long time ago (we're probably talking two or three centuries here). Many of these are still working vineyards, but some have been abandoned or converted into orchards and allotments.
As you can see, the sky was a mix of big grey clouds and patches of blue, with the sun occasionally breaking through. It was good for walking but makes the pictures look darker than it actually was.
The "rocket" - see my next-to-last post about where it is located in relation to my hometown:
Almost everywhere was still very green in mid-September. The tree in this picture was one of the first ones I spotted that had begun to change colour:
The literature archive, where I sometimes work, on top of the hill:
I decided not to cross the river and walk up into Marbach to the station there, but stay on this side and turn right, up the slope into Benningen. From there, I took the local train back - a journey of ten minutes with two stops before Ludwigsburg, whereas it takes me about two hours on foot.
Now with sunset before 7:00 pm and happening earlier every day, I won't be able to go for such long after work walks anymore. Therefore, I am glad I went when I had the chance.