In these days of self-isolation, people in our area are still encouraged to get out for fresh air daily. All that is asked is that you stay at least two metres away from other people. Looking out at the vineyards of Castellberg from the Black Forest at the edge of Sulzburg, you can see that […]
In the vineyards above Laufen there is a small hut, a shack, built I suppose as a place for the workers to eat their lunch without the sun beating down on them. Inside are a couple of tables, with benches all around. Inside are also several hundred books. If you want one, feel free […]
While some days it seems like the world is falling apart, it really isn’t. “Social distancing” has become the norm in Sulzburg. I don’t know if businesses here are closed – there are so few, and the ones I know are “essential” services, such as the grocery store, bakery and pharmacy. Those are still […]
Today, the third Sunday before Easter is Weckensonntag in Sulzburg. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events have been cancelled. Which is a real shame, since this festival only happens once a year and only one place in the world. Now we have to wait until next year. And I missed it in 2019 because […]
I was wandering in downtown Bern, the Swiss capital, when I came across this monument commemorating the founding of the Universal Postal Union. It is amazing what is sometimes found to be worthy of public art. Sending something by mail seems almost a forgotten reminder of another era in these days of electronic communication. I […]
Just a few pictures today from University Church, Freiburg. It was not as ornate as I had expected – but you can see the beauty in simplicity.