He was so nervous this morning, but when he called me after his appointment, he sounded so relieved and the pain is almost gone. Now he´s at home, relaxing.
I picked up his meds after work, rode my bike to the "Man Cave" (-> his little apartment) and brought him the antibiotics and a nice pizza :o). Good thing the TV with the Xbox is right in front of the bed - otherwise it would be hard to make him stay in there!
On my way home I took 2 pictures for you guys, to show you a place I drive past every time I go downtown Nuremberg. It´s the "The Memorium Nuremberg Trials", the palace of justice. If you never heard about that, here goes some information:
"Apart from the NSDAP Party Rallies held here, and the atrocious racial laws adopted in 1935, it was the Nuremberg Trials of leading representatives of the Nazi regime which led to Nuremberg's reputation in the 20th century.
The phrase "Nuremberg Trials" comprises both the so-called "Trial of the Main War Criminals" held in front of an International Military Tribunal (IMT) between November 20, 1945 and October 1, 1946, and the 12 "Follow-up Trials" between 1946 and 1949, where leading representatives of the German elites (e.g. medical doctors, legal professionals, military staff) were tried by exclusively American tribunals.
The Trial of Major War Criminals was held before the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg from November 20, 1945, to October 1, 1946. After protracted negotiations, the Allies agreed that Berlin would be the permanent seat of the court, but that the first trial would be held in Nuremberg.
This decision reached by the Allies at the London Conference in August 1945 was motivated primarily by infrastructural reasons. The Palace of Justice on Fürther Strasse, which was hardly damaged, offered sufficient space for the numerous participants from four nations. And the prison, adjacent to the Palace of Justice on the north side, simplified the custody and protection of the accused. Nuremberg's historical role as the "City of the Nazi Party Rallies" and as the place from which the Nuremberg Race Laws were proclaimed was not a decisive factor in choosing the city as the venue for the trials, but it did provide a certain symbolic importance.
Twelve subsequent trials under exclusive U.S. control were held at the same location from 1946 to 1949." via www.memorium-nuremberg.de
I love living in a place surrounded by history. My old hometown, Trier, was full of Roman buildings. Over here, in Nuremberg, there is a whole lot of WW2 history. They made a pretty good job not removing everything after the war ended, but leaving certain stuff to remind people of the dark days in german history - building museums, showing the craziness of the Nazis, and the suffering of all their victims. They will always be remembered.
I hope I didn´t bore you guys with this little bit of history input ;o)! I just wanted to show you guys something I see almost every day.
Is there anything interesting in your hometown as well? Let me know! Post some links in the comments!