Shortly after I came out to British Columbia in early 2006 I had a case of severely high blood pressure. It wouldn't have been fair to an employer for me to work for them until I got my health situation sorted out. I was on medications to lower the blood pressure and it took until early 2007 to find the cause. I finally went to a naturopath who found that a microscopic parasite was the cause for all this.

While getting my health in order, I took up blogging to share my photography. This way I wasn't wasting time and others got to enjoy the photos, not just me and those close to me.

In May of this year I had a mini-stroke cause again by severely high blood pressure. I may end up gong to the naturopath again since the specialist and other MDs can't seem to find the cause. This has only been a problem out here. Before that in Ontario, the blood pressure was only marginally high, not severely high like in BC.

Knowledge is good because being forewarned is forearmed!

All that said, enjoy this blog and all the photos I share with you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bad Herrenalb - Ettlingen

Back in 1972 I used Ettlingen in southwest Germany as a base to go to Austria, Switzerland and France. The image above shows Bad Herrenalb south of Ettlingen. This is at the northern end of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald).
There are some old buildings of note in the town but a higher elevation gives us an even better vantage point. Ettlingen has a streetcar service that takes you into the city of Karlsruhe. City life has its points of interest but I love nature and the mountains the best of all. - V

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