Germany 2017: Hohentwiel Fortress
The day after I arrived in Germany Luca took me to the Hohentwiel fortress. When we visited Luca in 2015 we had gone to this site, but had not actually gone all the way into the fortress. If you look at my blog about that day you will see that I noted I wanted to visit the site again! So we did – and we climbed to the top of the mountain, and then to the top of the fortress, and then to the top of the tower! I got my steps in for that day for sure!
I chose a leather looking background for this spread, and then used my sewing machine to stitch a pattern around the two patterns. I wanted it to look like it was some old stitched leather medieval clothing. I attached the brochure to the outside of the plastic page protector so that it could be opened and read. As I stitched a border around the pages, I did not add borders behind the pictures as I did not want to minimize the stitching and the background paper. The top picture on the left hand page is actually a postcard that I sent to my son from the location, and he gave it back to me when I got back to the States and it made it into the album.
The bottom right hand picture was an interesting one – I was trying to take a picture of Luca through an archway, but it did not turn out very well, but when I had it developed I though that just the silhouette looked cool and so I decided to use it anyway.