Saturday, June 5, 2010

A little bit of Potsdam

I am almost too tired to write but before I close my eyes on what has been a wonderful day, I will leave you with a few of the images that we absorbed in the heat of Potsdam and Sanssouci.

I do apologise for the lack of delicious recipe here but I saw so many beautiful things today that I could not resist sharing them with you ...  In truth, I also did not set foot in the kitchen.  
Promises for tomorrow.
The one spectacle that made the day were the terraces at Sans Souci near Potsdam ...  the most delightful piece of landscape design dating from 1744,  where, for me, the landscape holds prominence over the cake-like residence at the top.  
Each terrace is lined with vines and fig trees, each fig tree individually protected from the frost and cold weather by a glazed niche, with 168 niches in total.  It is an incredible spectacle.

Maybe we can make a fig and mascarpone tart one of these days .....

1 comment:

  1. I remember being there as a second year student around about April 1989, even to our hundover eyes it was an amazing place that day. I'm sure you took in alot more than we were capable of!