Tag Archives: Germany

Speaking of Castles…

Six years ago today I offered you a photo essay of the castle in Badenwiler, pictures I took on my first visit there the previous month. At the time in never occurred to me i would spend four years living just a few kilometres away, and the Badenweiler castle would be one of those go-to […]

Jogging The Memory

You think you will always remember. But you don’t. I took this photo in the summer of 2009. Summer vacation in Germany. Exactly where? I haven’t a clue. I know it is within a couple of hours of Heidelberg, because the photos before and after include members of my wife’s family from that area. I […]

The Last Sunset

Hard to believe that our time in Germany is over. Took a couple of pictures on our last walk through the vineyard. PCR test came back negative, which means there should be no problems getting home. The goodbyes have been tough, and there are so many mixed emotions. So very sad to be leaving, happy […]

Wasn’t That A Party?

Four years later I realize how special an evening it was. A chance to say goodbyes. Something that isn’t going to happen in 2021. Before moving to Germany we had an “open house” at our home in Ottawa. Anyone who wanted to see us one last time could do so. The place was packed. It […]

Like Them Ore Not?

I finally made it to the museum in Sulzburg. Only took three-and-a-half years. Mind you, the museum was closed for the past seven months, indeed for much of 2020, due to the pandemic.  It seems ironic that the place reopened the day we moved out of town. However, since we were in the area, we […]

Revisiting St. Paul’s

I find myself once again in Badenweiler for a few days before heading home to Canada. I thought it would be appropriate to share again some thoughts from my first visit here in 2015. As you have probably noticed if you have been reading this blog for a while, I am interested in churches. It’s […]

Something Random

I got into a staring contest with a sheep the other day. It wasn’t deliberate. Local shepherds seem to park their flocks in convenient fields. Maybe there is a rhythm to it, but I haven’t been able to figure it out. It is possible there is only one flock, and I am just seeing them […]

Do You See It?

Look closely. Don’t feel disappointed if you can’t see it – I can’t either. Wandering through the Black Forest on a rare break in this rainy week, I came across this hill with a sign at the bottom (you can see the edge of it on the right). I stop and read such signs – […]

Wooden Fungi

I’ve been down the trail hundreds of times. I’ve even written about the carved mushroom just off the trail by the old quatrz mine. But this one is new. Sometime in the past week or so someone has carved a new mushroom out of a tree stump. It is perhaps a little more primitive than […]

The Naked Fridge

You can tell a lot about Canadians by looking at their refrigerators. Not just the food inside, but by what is on the front and sides. Is it like that where you live? Can you learn about people’s lives by what they display on the fridge? Is there a calendar? Family pictures or photos of […]