Hanau Hidden Secret: Ronneburg Falknerei (Connection - November 2006)
An article on a local attraction in the Hanau/Buedingen area of Germany, the Ronneburg Castle Falconry, appears in the November 2006 issue of Connection magazine. Connection is published by the U.S. Army's Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) organization in Germany. You can read more about the magazine on Army Germany's website.
In addition to this piece, I will be a frequent contributor for Connection in 2007, writing 4 more Hanau Hidden Secret columns as well as some travel features.
Excerpt from this piece:
Upon hearing the call of his name, the falcon takes flight, elegantly moving towards the bit of rabbit held high in the falconer's hand. His powerful wings beat the air around him, causing the spectators underneath him to instinctively crouch lower. But there is no need. The bird feels much closer than he actually is. He lands gracefully on the falconer's outstretched arm to enjoy his treat, almost oblivious to the delighted audience so intently watching him...
(To read the rest of the article, download the .pdf at 940KB - Download Sukel_Connection_RonneburgFalknerei_1106.pdf .)