Tag Archives: Freiburg

Meet The Uncommon Meat

  I didn’t even look at the prices – I am sure they are outrageous. But the sign outside the butcher shop in Freiburg definitely caught my attention. As a carnivore I appreciate variety from time to time. Especially since I am living in Germany where the go-to meat is pork; not very tasty pork […]

Not What I Thought

Once I was inside, I realized I hadn’t understoodhe sign at all. The church wasn’t that old, despite being an “old Catholic church.” Somehow I missed that “Old Catholic” was a denomination. It didn’t look like a church from the exterior, which is probably why I walked past a few dozen times over the past […]

Locked Up For Love

First time I saw a railing full of lovers’ padlocks was in Italy, as we walked between two villages of the Cinque Terre region a decade ago. I gather the practice has become more popular; these days it seems there are locks everywhere. Which presents a problem for municipal authorities. Love is great, but not […]

Vineyards Everywhere

When you live in a wine growing region, it seems there are grape vines pretty much wherever you go. There’s a hill in Seepark in downtown Freiburg where someone, I presume the municipality, has planted some vines. I doubt the harvest is sufficient for producing much, but then again, I have seen grapes planted on […]

Blasts From The Past

I was hit by nostalgia, struck by something Germany has that is long gone in Canada. The Yellow Pages showed up on my doorstep. Are you old enough to remember phone books? They contained the names and numbers of everyone with a telephone. The Yellow Pages contained only business listings. Businesses who wanted more visibility […]

The Test of Time

Last time I was in Freiburg, Germany, I noticed a different-looking church near one of the tram stops. It was modern architecture, which definitely makes it stand out in a country of old churches. (The church around the corner from our apartment is more than 1,000 years old.) I didn’t take a picture, or go […]

Pond Life

Wandering through Freiburg on Friday (I couldn’t resist that alliteration) and went for a walk in Seepark, a large park near the downtown. Discovered a small lake there (which is what gives the place its name, see being German for “lake.” Spent some time just looking at the aquatic and shore life. So nice to […]