Category Travel

The Rules

Some of them make sense. Others I had to wonder about. Millions of people visit the Acropolis in Athens each year. It is one of the busiest tourist sites in the world. If each person took a pebble home as a souvenir, there wouldn’t be much left at the end of the year. Not to […]

Lighting Sequence

It is a simple thing, yet it shows a major difference between Canada and Germany. The traffic lights here are different. I haven’t asked why, because I think I figured it out on my own. See if this makes sense to you. In Canada the traffic light sequence is green (go), yellow (caution) and red. […]

That Church Again – II

More photos of the interior of St. Stephen’s church in Breisach, about a 40 minute drive from our hone in Sulzburg. Tomorrow we will be remembering one of the pivotal days in Canadian history. Just thought you should be told in advance.

That Church Again – I

Today and tomorrow I’m going to let the pictures do the talking. These were taken, as were the photos in yesterday’s post, at St. Stephen’s church in Breisach. With churches I find there are similarities, yet each one is different. It is the attention to detail, the carving and craftwork, the art that sets each […]

That Church in Breisach

It is Sunday. If you don’t go to church today, at least you can look at a few pictures of one. Even if I can’t decide to spell it in English (St. Stephen’s) or German (St. Stephan’s) No matter the name, this is an old church, first constructed in the 12th century. It has withstood […]

What Is Good About Travel?

When you read this I am probably traveling. Which is a lot less thrilling than it sounds. Pretty much my entire day today involves getting from Point A to Point B. I used to love to travel. There was the thrill of discovering new places, new people, new foods. I even used to like air […]

Is This Really Necessary?

Germany, as anyone who lives here can tell you, is a land of rules and regulations. It is a minefield for newcomers who are going to make some minor transgressions of laws written and unwritten – and you can be sure your neighbors will tell you after the fact. When I saw this sign though, […]