Sunday, October 19, 2014


I'm spending the academic year at the Ruhr-University in Bochum, Germany, finishing my book on women in early Jewish magic and mysticism. I arrived in here a couple of weeks ago, and today went with a friend for a walk near the university - it was a beautiful warm day.

This first photo is of one of the university buildings. This is not a beautiful, ancient university. It was founded in 1965, and the architects built 12 big towers (one of which is below), with a huge auditorium in the middle of campus. The surrounding area is quite pretty, however.

Ruhr University Bochum
A view from the university of the Ruhr valley.
Leaves turning - view from campus.
Dahlias in the botanical gardens.
In the botanical gardens.
A stagnant pond in the gardens.

On the path down to the lake from the botanical gardens.
At the lake
Sailing on the lake

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