Tag Archives: Germany

More From Wolf’s Canyon

A photo essay today – each picture worth at least a thousand words – as a follow-up to yesterday’s post. I’m looking forward to sharing this walk with visitors from Canada – and will probably introduce a few Germans to it also.  

Wolf’s Canyon

February is supposed to be cold. Even in southern Germany. Except it wasn’t on the Saturday when my wife and I spent a little bit of time exploring Wolfsschlucht, or Wolf’s Canyon, near Kandern. Not only was it sunny, but it was 18 Celsius. I think it was minus 30 that day in Ottawa. We […]

The Missing Station

Sometimes I get easily confused – but it isn’t always my fault. In those cases I blame the system. Figuring out a new transit system is a challenge, wherever you are living. If you don’t speak the language that’s an additional challenge. If the language is loaded against you, what are you supposed to do? […]

More From The Weinberg

Today mostly photos (and a fireworks video) from last month’s Weinberg in Flammen festival in Britzingen. I must confess I didn’t partake of food or beverage – two of the main attractions. I had forgotten that there was more on offer besides sausage and wine, so I ate before heading to the village. The food […]

Weinberg In Flammen 2020

  It might have been the end of an era, so we went to Britzingen’s annual Weinberg in Flammen (Wine Hill in Flames) a couple of weeks ago. I’m sure the festival will be held next year, it is too much fun to cancel, but new regulations concerning fireworks mean that this may have been […]

A Storm By Different Names

I thought naming storms was limited to hurricanes and typhoons. Which means that Sabine has taken me by surprise. Not the storm itself – people in my area of Germany have been talking about it for days. On Saturday events scheduled for this evening were being cancelled. On a bright sunny day that surprised me. […]

Still A Hole

It is still there. I had wondered about that. We were gone for five months after all, I thought maybe there had been some movement. The hole at the edge of Sulzburg was supposed to be the basement of a new apartment building that would provide housing for 20 Syrian refugees who have been living […]