One of my great friends lives in Stuttgart. We met while going to school at Trinity College in Ireland in 1999. I have had the pleasure of visiting her a few times and she has come here to California a number of times. On one of our road trips in Germany she took me through the black forest. She always thought the forest was boring as a child but had grown to appreciate its beauty since. As a mountain lover myself I enjoyed every moment of it. I found it beautiful and interesting and not touristy or heavily trafficy and therefore was an excellent place to visit. (Not to mention Black Forest ham and cake hail from this region of the world so what’s not to like?)
This giant Coo Coo clock resides deep within the black forest. It’s kitschy and random and I love it. Did I bring a clock home? Yes, of course I did as a gift for my mother and she loved it! I didn’t have room in my luggage for anything this big however.