Tag Archives: Germany

The Other Side

  Remembrance Day is tomorrow – in Canada anyway. When we moved to Germany I was surprised to discover that Germans don’t remember their war dead on November 11. Germans will take time to remember next Sunday. Growing up as a Canadian I never thought much about the casualties on the other side. Which made […]

Hero From Another Time

Been thinking a lot about family recently and its importance to us. Been doing a lot of family things too, sometimes full of joy, other times tinged with sadness. Those I will write about, but there is some internal processing to do first. So today a family story. If you think you may have heard […]

For Germans Only

My wife wanted to go on an excursion, someplace we hadn’t been before. Someone suggested Schluchsee, a place I had never heard of. You probably haven’t either, unless you are German. If you are a foreigner visiting the area in which we live, chances are you have been to Titisee. That town has a beautiful […]

More Tower Views

A photo essay for this Saturday, more pictures taken from the observation tower outside the German town of Schluchsee.

The H Word

It finally happened. A German used the H word in my presence. I haven’t been all that surprised that Adolf Hitler doesn’t come up in conversation here. You could say it is because Germany and Germans prefer not to remember the Nazi era. It has been almost 75 years, that generation is dead, most of […]

Tasty Confusion

For me it was a new twist on pizza-making. I think I liked it. But it did take me aback at first. Do you see what they have done with this one? It was at Zeus 2, my favorite pizzeria in Germany. It is fairly new, an offshoot of Zeus Pizza which has been running […]

Public Art

Came across this sculpture in a park in Lippstadt, Germany. Not quite sure what it is supposed to represent. The plaque at the base didn’t help me either. It indicates the art is a friendly loan from a  fellow citizen, and then names the person. If I had one of these taking up space in […]