'Wooden It' - Black Forest Artisans

@JudyEv (140581)
Bunbury, Australia
November 30, 2015 7:50am CST
While we were in Freiburg our friend took us to an Open Air Museum. This was based on a typical Black Forest homestead of several centuries ago. We spent several hours there as there was a lot to see. I been over and over the photos to try to reduce the number but I think I'll do two posts. At 4 seconds each photo, sixteen photos takes just over a minute so hopefully those who are interested will be able to spare that amount of time. The photos accompanying this post show how the early Black Forest settlers utilised the wood that was at their disposal. Almost everything was handmade and mostly of wood. Even the cogged machines were made of wood. One is a hemp press and one an olive press. The houses were built on the side of a hill with the front several stories high but the back section allowing horse-drawn vehicles to enter at ground level. Thus the photo of the gutter shows it as only inches above the ground. Wooden troughs were trickle fed from wooden pipes. The supports holding the eaves are of forked branches and the fence is very cleverly made to obviate the necessity for wire or nails. Baskets, hats and slippers were made of straw and cupboards decorated with painted designs. Musical instruments such as this violin were also made by the settlers. A lady was making a variety of brushes using the bristles from pigs. Black and white bristles were both used to create some clever designs. Others were carving little wooden ornaments and other mementos.
I created this video with the YouTube Slideshow Creator (http://www.youtube.com/upload)
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@RasmaSandra (21043)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Nov 15
@JudyEv love these posts of yours. The Black Forest isn't that also home of the original cuckoo clocks???? Thanks for sharing the video. Fascinating.
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec 15
I'm glad you're enjoying these posts. I was wondering if people were getting sick of them. I think this is where the cuckoo clocks originated but I'm not sure.
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@LadyDuck (187235)
• Switzerland
30 Nov 15
We have the same mills here in Switzerland, the brushes are cute.
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec 15
I thought it was very creative to have patterns in the brushes using the different colour bristles.
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@Juliaacv (35062)
• Canada
30 Nov 15
What an interesting collection of pictures, now I feel as though I've been there myself!
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec 15
I have more to come on the rest of the park!!
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@sofssu (17736)
1 Dec 15
The brushes look ever so cute and so is that hand drawn cart.. such lovely pictures.
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec 15
I bought a little brush to clean my keyboard with. Couldn't resist.
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@sofssu (17736)
2 Dec 15
@JudyEv Which kind? I liked the panda like brushes.
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec 15
@sofssu It is quite small. About 4 inches long and 1 1/2 wide. The part you hold is a horse's head and it has black and white bristles. I guess it's like a tiny crumb brush. If you blow up the photo of the brushes, ones like mine are on the extreme left.
@Tampa_girl7 (27374)
• United States
1 Dec 15
You are making me homesick for Germany.
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec 15
Oh, what a shame. Have you been back often - or at all?
@jstory07 (72107)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Dec 15
i was in black forest Germany. Not sure if I went to the museum or not.
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec 15
It is an open air museum so a lot of the exhibits are outside.
@sugartoes (43770)
• Greencastle, Indiana
1 Dec 15
love that video of photos you got here that's just AWESOME great topic too
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec 15
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. It is hard to know what to leave in and what to take out.
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@sugartoes (43770)
• Greencastle, Indiana
1 Dec 15
@JudyEv I wouldn't bother it it's fine like it is keep it like you have it
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec 15
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
29 Jul 16
Oh we loved the Black Forest area and luckily I found some of your older posts to see all the fabulous snapshots in your youtubes
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 16
I think going through this outdoor museum was one of the highlights of our time away.
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• United Kingdom
2 Dec 15
Sounds fascinating - your photos are beautiful too
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@JudyEv (140581)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Dec 15
Glad you like the photos. I am enjoying going back through them.