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.|
|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|