Monthly Archives: July 2019

Tasty Confusion

For me it was a new twist on pizza-making. I think I liked it. But it did take me aback at first. Do you see what they have done with this one? It was at Zeus 2, my favorite pizzeria in Germany. It is fairly new, an offshoot of Zeus Pizza which has been running […]

Public Art

Came across this sculpture in a park in Lippstadt, Germany. Not quite sure what it is supposed to represent. The plaque at the base didn’t help me either. It indicates the art is a friendly loan from a  fellow citizen, and then names the person. If I had one of these taking up space in […]

If It Looks Like Hypocrisy…

Definition of hypocrisy 1: a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not : behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel The Canadian Prime Minister is defending the right of one of his party’s candidates in the upcoming federal election to oppose the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Yet […]

Who Knew?

I was walking down on a street in Luton, a suburb of London when I saw this restaurant. It seemed somewhat out of place. Luton is a multi-ethnic community, with a variety of restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world. It would make sense that there would be kebabs, whihc are immensely popular the  Middle […]

Taking Off

Your Monday photo essay is two brave young men taking off from the top of the Blauen in southern Germany. It looks like great fun – as long as the gray clouds they were sailing into decided not to rain on their flights. Clicking on the pictures enlarges them.

A Nice Way To Die?

You won’t catch me trying it. Especially with storm clouds in the sky. Saturday we went to the top of the Blauen, which has become a go-to spot to take visitors from Canada. This time was a bit different though. The great view was the same. So was the wind – which may be why […]

The Waiting Room

There is a feeling of hope in the room. Fear also. What is going to happen next? On a rainy Friday morning it seems like there are a couple of hundred people waiting in the corridors of the Landratsamt (that’s District Office in English), waiting for their number to appear on the screen, waiting to […]