To make a start I will tell a bit about my hometown, Friedberg.
Though I live in Frankfurt right now and city life has many advantages I miss it sometimes. It is famous for having one of the biggest castle complexes of Germany, which was founded in the 12th century and most parts of it are still intact today. Here is a picture of one of the gates and the donjon, I guess Eggy might like this
Since the castle is very big and is located in the middle of Friedberg the houses inside of it are still used. People live there any my school was part of it as well. That's an amazing scenery.
Friedberg has a beautyful historic district as well. Back in the medieval age there was a big rivalry between the town of Friedberg and the castle.
And that is the house of my family:
It has a huge garden and is a special house, because the man who built in at the end of the 19th century was an artist. He put a lot of personality in it. For example the ceiling of a room is painted really colorful, ornated with leaf gold and has huge Freemason signs in the center of it. The room I lived in as a kid has a trap door in the closet which leads directly to the cellar. And old church windows were used for the stairway, that's pretty excentric.
When I was about 16 years old I moved from my old room to the upper floor of the house. It was not renovate as good as the rest of the building, but it was comfortable and I had a lot of space for my own. Unfortunately the toilet had no heating and it was freezing cold there in winter.
I made back in the year 2004. Please ignore the really bad editing - my Photoshop skills were horrible at that time. The building is old, but not as askew as it looks here
. But the picture shows everything at the same time.
Here are two additional pictures. My "tv room" and the cold toilet:
So that's where I grew up. I might show some pictures later about where I live now