The Gold Capital strikes back

Today I took a train to Pforzheim, the capital of gold and jewellery, where I had been to school many years ago. I grew up in a very small, beautiful village, about a 20 minute drive away. Currently I'm visiting my Mom, and we've been downtown in the afternoon. It was the first time for me being in Pforzheim since I had moved out more than 6 years ago. Wow, it surely has changed. Pforzheim, which had been completely destroyed in WW II., was quickly rebuilt in the 1950's--and that was exactly how it looked like. I hated it. But I have to admit, they've been doing a good job. They've errected many new buildings and neat malls downtown. It's like another city. I'm quite impressed. Maybe its reputation as capital of gold and jewellery, which in fact it has been in the past, will become obvious again.