Tag Archives: Germany

Blowing Their Own Horns III

A few photos today to finish our look at the alpenhorn concert in Sulzburg’s market square.

To Mask Or Not To Mask?

    Free masks are no longer available to Ottawa transit users. In theory passengers have had time to pick up a mask, which is required of those using the system. I have from time to time commented on cultural differences between Canada and Germany. This year the idea of face masks is a prominent […]

The Plane Not Taken

I never thought it would last this long. Did you? Is there anyone at this point whose life hasn’t been disrupted by COVID-19? When will it end? I’m supposed to be on a plane today, going back to Canada for vacation. Instead I’m hoping for a Christmas flight – if any airlines are flying then. […]

The Weeping Christ of Münstertal

I noticed this statue as we were leaving the grounds of St. Trudpert’s Cathedral in Münstertal for the walk back to Staufen. Somehow I missed it on the way in. Every child in Sunday School who has had to memorize Scripture can tell you that the shortest verse in the English-language Bible is “Jesus wept” […]

Buried Alive?

  Took a trip to the Black Forest village of Munstertal on Saturday, looking for a change of scenery and to see St. Trudpert’s church (that will be a future post). I was intrigued by this sculpture in the church cemetery. As you can see, it is the fingers (and thumb) of a hand rising […]

In The Vineyards

The past month has brought an explosion of green, as suddenly the vines have grown at a rapid pace. The grapes appear to be coming along nicely. I wonder though how much will be harvested. News reports I have seen indicate that alcohol consumption is up during the period of COVID-19 self-isolation. You would think […]

Friday Thoughts

I’m not sure about the 650 million year part. And if you didn’t have a brain, would you be smart enough to hope for one? Today’s planned post was about masks. The City of Ottawa is supposed to be announcing today whether non-medical masks will be required of anyone entering a store. That this is […]

Too Close for Comfort

One of the biggest differences between Germany and Canada hit home again last week. Everything here is so congested. It isn’t that the cities have a denser population (though they probably do). Or that houses have much smaller yards (which also appears to be true). Or that a greater percentage of the population rents apartments […]

Peacock Time

Sunday afternoon we spent some time in the Kurpark in the nearby village of Bad Krozingen. It wasn’t what we had planned, but we ran into some neighbors on the bus who convinced us it would be worth the visit. It was. The park is more than 40 hectares, a mix of cultured and wild with […]

The Micro Church

When we first arrived in southern Germany we saw a number of small churches dotting the landscape. usually situated right beside some very large farm houses. Why would anyone build something like that? The friend who was driving us through the area explained that back when the weather was more extreme and roads less passable, […]