German Village consists of 233 acres and is a preeminent historic district. Schiller Park was originally known as Stewart’s Grove and today is the home of Oktoberfest, family reunions, and Sanger fests.
You will have to go to Schiller Park in person to see the statue of The umbrella girl.
I stopped by the Meeting Haus and had a chat with Norm Burns a retired dentist and Ohio State University alumni. Norm suggested I watch the following video narrated by Andrea Cambern. Norm enrolled at OSU the same year Woody Hayes became football coach at OSU.
From there I was off to the book loft and a unique bookstore it is.
One could easily spend many hours just at the bookstore but as usual I’m getting hungry so a short trip thru the neighborhood and
Love the village architecture wrought iron fences and extensive use of brick are hallmarks of the area. It’s time to eat..
A stop at Max and Erma’s 739 S. Third St. or if you are not all that hungry and just need some caffeine.
Then I discovered the old school house that is now home for “craft’s for sale” made by senior citizens.
That’s Velma sitting at the desk. She let me know there were crafts upstairs,downstairs,on the stairs,in the principals office and in the coat room. ( I’m here to tell you the prices are “right”)
This very unique place is run under the auspices of The Columbus Dept. of Recreation. ( Let’s give them a big thanks)
I’ll bet you can’t tell what I went home with? Just a little present for my wife Linda.
Well German Village is a great place to visit and I certainly didn’t have enough time to spend exploring everything. So I will be going back. One place Norm suggested checking out both inside and out is:
Norm said they have some magnificent frescos inside.
Thanks for stopping by and check out more great places in this world of ours by going to: That's My World Tuesday
TIL NEXT TIME HAVE A GREAT DAY
Great photos, Joe! Thanks for sharing.
We're parishioners of St Mary, and it is beautiful.
What a fun trip you given to us! Thanks so much!
Now that's what I call a fun day trip! Your photos are terrific -- so colorful and it looks like such a great place to explore. Thanks for sharing the fun!
Have a great week!
Looks like a lot is happening there. I love the bookstore. Thanks for the grand tour and the photos were great.
Excelllent post Joe, thanks so much for sharing. And I must say your header pic is outstanding.
All the best
Regina In Pictures
what a fab post joe...your photo collages WOW...enjoyed the trip very much. another place to add to my stop and visit list.
have a wonderful evening.
Looks like a wonderful day out. I would also stay in the book loft all day - and then the craft store the next!
Hmmm, there's a Germantown, Maryland but I don't know if it's as interesting as this one looks in Ohio!
Joe: Very cool look at Columbus and what it has to offer to your world. I was golfing today in the PA hills also.
Thanks for the tour. That is one lovely place. I enjoyed all of these images.
I was just in Columbus last week, and didn't have a chance to get to German Village. You aren't the only one who has to plan another trip to see the rest of the sights.
Hey, where's that woman who is always following you?
A very interesting creation. I love the pseudo-German architecture.
Thanks for the virtual tour of this interesting place. Loved your mosaics ;--)
Hugs and blessings,
Hi Joe. You guys are having way too much fun this Fall ;>) We are making notes about places to visit because we will be in Ohio again someday.
Wow! You are a great virtual tour guide! I love all your photos and appreciate all the wonderful info you give us!
How cool to read about an American German town.
I'm an American in Germany right now, so I loved seeing this mix of the two countries I love. Beautiful write up to accompany your pictures!
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