The Fall colors are deepening. Kathy and I spent the day out, walking in falling golden leaves. The hills are awash in orange gold and rust red with splashes of yellow and red. The air is cool and the breeze is refreshing. A light sweater is enough.
We did most of our walking in Meissen, where we spent the day. Meissen is synonymous with porcelain, being the first place in Europe to produce it. The crossed swords of the Meissen brand mean hand made quality and horrendous price. A new five piece place setting of a moderate version is about $2,750. Think about dropping one of those plates. We went on the tour to see porcelain production up close. Very interesting.
Meissen is also known for its Lutheran Cathedral and royal Wettin family Schloss that occupy the same high hill top above the city and Elbe River. The cathedral had a number of Martin Luther memorabilia on display. Looking out over the palace walls, we could see autumn unfolding before our eyes. We savored the time and took it all in. In the autumn of my life, autumn feels really good. WEG