Throwback Thursday

Not a lot going on at the moment besides grading papers. So I thought I’ll give you a picture for #ThrowbackThursday: this was taken when my family lived in the Black Forest – I must have been five or six years old. Beside me you can see a mechanical organ. In the nineteenth century Waldkirch, the town where we lived, became famous for the production of mechanical music instruments, especially huge fairground organs.