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Nothing, I thought in October, could top German Village in fall, when leaves turn orange in the early sunset and then red like the brick streets and squat houses that surround my small apartment on Pearl Street. This is when I pledged allegiance to this neighborhood, took pride in it, made a point to brag to strangers.

Then spring hit, slowly at first, with the dread of early March that nothing will bloom again. Just over two weeks ago, trees exploded into bursts of pink, white, green and magenta. Walk north on Third Street up from the park, and your shoes will kick up a carpet of petals that have fallen, gracefully, onto the tree lawns and the bricks stained with pigment.

I suggest doing so very soon. Happy Earth Day. Tons more photos after the jump...

German Village Society 588 S. 3rd St., German Village 614-221-8888 germanvillage.com

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Nothing, I thought in October, could top German Village in fall, when leaves turn orange in the early sunset and then red like the brick streets and squat houses that surround my small apartment on Pearl Street. This is when I pledged allegiance to this neighborhood, took pride in it, made a point to brag to strangers.

Then spring hit, slowly at first, with the dread of early March that nothing will bloom again. Just over two weeks ago, trees exploded into bursts of pink, white, green and magenta. Walk north on Third Street up from the park, and your shoes will kick up a carpet of petals that have fallen, gracefully, onto the tree lawns and the bricks stained with pigment.

I suggest doing so very soon. Happy Earth Day. Tons more photos after the jump...

German Village Society 588 S. 3rd St., German Village 614-221-8888 germanvillage.com

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