Tag Archives: Germany

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 […]

Hearts and Flowers

Sometimes important dates creep up on you. I just realized today is Valentine’s Day.  Actually, I did remember yesterday, early in the afternoon. Which made it too late to buy my wife a card – on Wednesdays the only place in Sulzburg where I can buy a card closes at 12:30. I don’t recall seeing […]

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, […]

Happy Birthday Hagenbach Tower

For a history junkie Europe can be agony. There is simply too much to take in. We were in Breisach, where the idea was to enjoy a sunny day with a walk along the Rhine, and maybe check out the cathedral that we had been told was worth a look. Too easy though to get […]

Johanneskirche, Britzingen

I try to keep my promises, even if it takes a while. Last July (I think it was) I promised you that at some point I would get inside the church in Britzingen that I had been told is one of the most beautiful in the region. Every time I was in the town, it […]