Keat's lovely poem assures us that:
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness...
After World War II ended, there were many cities in Germany that were largely destroyed. Think Berlin or Dresden. Of course, such places have been rebuilt. The winning side mounted various programs to force along the rebuilding. But not all of Germany suffered such devastating damage.
We visited many smaller towns that did not have military significance during the war, and were not part of the war machine. Their lack of significance in the war effort meant that many of these places were largely untouched: Rüdesheim, Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Rothenberg, Regensburg.
So, before we leave this trip--take in just a few of the scenes of beauty we enjoyed.