Cool, clear water…

Nothing quite hits the spot like a cool drink of water when the heat is on.  St. George’s fountain in Rothenburg ob der Tauber was built to supply the people of the walled medieval city in Franconia with drinking water, but the pigeons seem to be the only ones tippling at that particular watering hole these days.  The town stopped growing after a visit from the Black Death, and fortunately never got around to tearing down its gorgeous medieval walls which help make it one of the most picturesque and essentially “German” towns in existence.  (20 April, 2011 Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia, Germany)