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Dear Guests & Friends,

If a picture is worth a thousand words, our in-room journals speak volumes.

Many Hermann Hill guests have drawn pictures to accompany their written diary entries. Until we started preparing this issue of our newsletter, we had no idea how many talented people stay with us.

Recently, we asked several of our guests to go through the journals and select their favorite drawings. We contacted the artists for permission to use their artwork, and now we want to share them with our readers. 

(You can click on all the photos to
get an enlarged, readable view.)

Rooms with a view . . .

All of the guestrooms at Hermann Hill offer spectacular views of the City of Hermann and many of its landmarks. Two of the most documented in our journals are St. Paul United Church of Christ and St. George Catholic Church with the Missouri River in the background. They are captured in the drawings contributed by the Petersens of Anamosa, Iowa and Cynthia Baragona of Slidell, Louisiana.

The Petersens

Cynthia Baragona

Kathy Marlin

Communing with nature. . .

We do not know what inspired Kathy Marlin of Keokuk, Iowa to draw these deer, but they are among the wildlife frequently seen around Hermann Hill Inn and our vineyards. Perhaps she took the three-mile walk and noticed them as she walked through the woods on the north side of the inn.

Celebrating Hermann's heritage . . .

Mike DeVlieger and his wife Laura of St. Louis stayed with us during last year's Maifest, which has been an annual event here since 1952. Among his drawings portraying Hermann, Mike included the Maifest parade as it traveled through the downtown historic district. It follows a portion of the route in our three-mile walk.

Mike DeVlieger

The Kellers

The three R's . . .

According to our guests' journal entries, at Hermann Hill the three R's don't stand for the reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic. They stand for romance, renewal and relaxation. These three R's are depicted in the drawings created by Dennis and Lisa Keller and Jerry and Terrie Lammers, all of the St. Louis area.

Thank you . . .

As Pablo Picasso said, "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." Thanks to all of our guests who have contributed artwork, and kind words, to our diaries through the years.

The Lammers

To view more in room journal art, click here.

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Hermann Hill Vineyard and Inn

711 Wein Street - P.O. Box 555
Hermann, Missouri (MO) 65041
Phone: (573) 486-HILL (573-486-4455)  |  Fax: (573) 486-5373
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