Author Archives: Lorne Anderson

The Traffic Department

Yesterday’s post about my daughter’s cat reminded me of a time when the cat was actually good for something. I had a lot of fun during the phone call described here, and just as much fun yesterday when I re-read this post from March 16, 2016. I thought it was worth sharing again. “Mr. Anderson, […]

A Christmas Tradition

There are some Canadian Christmas traditions I don’t miss. Living in Germany means I don’t have to deal with my daughter’s cat and the Christmas tree. With her busy schedule and mum and dad not home, I thought she might not bother putting the tree up this year. I guess she decided she couldn’t disappoint […]

Relics of Another Age

Vienna is full of history. A weekend there wasn’t enough to even scratch the surface. Not surprising really. I don’t recall ever having taken a  European history course, certainly not since high school. And if I did not much of the Austrian section stuck with me. I learned a lot in three days, and want […]

Did You Know…

… the snow globe was invented in Vienna?  Neither did I, until I saw this sign on a snow globe display at one of the many Christmas markets on now in the Austrian capital. I’m not sure the display sign should be considered accurate either. I looked it up in Wikipedia, and I think it might […]

Hochberg IV

I hadn’t planned on extending this series to a fourth day, but I had too many pictures I liked not to go for it one more time. I expect tomorrow’s post will be more words than pictures – unless I change my mind before then.

Hochberg III

Pictures don’t really do justice to the ruins of the Hochberg castle. Especially given that it was a hazy day. I would imagine in the bright summer sun it becomes an even more impressive sight.

Hochberg II

A photo essay today, more pictures from the Hochberg in Emmendingen. We spent about two hours wandering through this ruined castle, and I have this nagging feeling I missed some of it. A visit in the Spring would seem to be in order.