Monday, September 06, 2010

The Key Element of a Job Description

I'm back in northern Europe, and this time, I was determined to see some sights besides conference rooms. I arrived early enough on Sunday to catch an hour at the city's ancient fortress.

The massive stone walls (topped by 20th century brick reconstruction in many places) date back to 1290.

I took the audio tour, which started in a room described as the kitchen. The guide noted that working in the kitchen was an excellent job, because it was so well heated.

The next room room on the tour was for a tax and administrative overseer, which was also noted as a desired role, because he had his own fireplace.

Obviously, priorities are clear in a country with such a cold climate.

Fortunately, I enjoyed better weather yesterday.


Cold Spaghetti said...

Beautiful view! I'm glad you're getting to see some sights on your trip!

Anonymous said...

I like how they make it so visually clear what is original and what is reconstructed.
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Bob said...

Very picturesque. What massive walls, probably sucks up a lot of heat but keeps the temperature steady too.

Anonymous said...

Heat is good. I can say this with authority, because I'm Canadian. ;)

mayberry said...

Gorgeous! So glad you have a little sightseeing time.