Daily Prompt;Study Abroad/ The Daily Post

Townhall of Stuttgart/Germany

Townhall of Stuttgart/Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


If you were asked to spend a year living in a different location, where would you choose and why?

You know that saying, curiosity can kill you? This is one time I would choose to take that route. Every once in a while I have this dream. It is precisely the same each occurring dream. There is a red brick path that you walk on. The bricks are formed in to a large circle and seem to run for miles. They are surrounded by many walkers, and beautiful colored businesses.

When I look off in the distance, I see blue skies with white feathers of clouds. In the center of these Wizard of Oz bricks, there sits a round bench. In the center of this stands a very tall tree. I don’t know what kind of tree it is, but it is always a welcome sight, when the days are long and hot.

There are friendly faces of older people. A few bicycles are riding by with young people waving as if we know each other. There is various conversations going on all around me as people crowd close on the bench. We have brought tiny broken pieces of bread, and we all toss the bread to the pigeons as we talk.

This whole scenario is in Stuttgart Germany. I don’t know if I was there and it is real. Or maybe it is a place I have seen in a book or felt in a dream. I lived in Stuttgart many years ago as a young bride, while my husband served in the military. Unfortunately, I just can’t remember this scene when I think back.

If I had to live abroad for a year, I would definitely go to this part of the world. I would want to go to the center of the city and find my cement bench surrounded by peaceful shade, friendly birds and chatty friends. I remember a few words from Germany, just enough to get me by in case I get lost. Yes, Stuttgart would be the ideal place. I would already feel at home.

11 thoughts on “Daily Prompt;Study Abroad/ The Daily Post

  1. How wonderful you have been in Stuttgart and even lived hter, and liked it. my hometown is about 20 minutes away from Stuttgart and my dad used to work in Stuttgart. We used to go htere often, my grandmother lived there too. I love the town with it’s new castle and the old castle. It has a great shopping street the “Koenigstrasse” , fantastic coffee shops and restaurants. the park with its benches hte opera house where I havve seen ballets and concerts, next to the lake with swans. I haven’t been there now for ages, but it is certainly worth a visit! For me htere are lots of wonderful memories. I am so happy that someone else knows it and you even put it in your blog. Thank you Terry!


    • I have visited the old castle with its beautiful gardens of flowers. I loved shopping in the stores but could barely afford anything back in the days. I loved eating from the carts on the streets. oh to have those original big french fries with a side of the white sauce and I can’t spell it right, but the veinershcnitzals……..yum


  2. Stuttgart I visit a couple of times – great city like all the Germany cities towns, village.
    You have told me that you lived in Stuttgart … it’s very educational to live aboard.
    “Ich wünsche Ihnen ein schönes Weihnachtsfest!!”


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