Tag Archives: Germany

Changing Times

It seems like a lifetime ago, but it is really only a year. Can you believe that? A year ago, if you purchased a sausage on a bun at the Freiburg Market you had the choice of mustard, ketchup or curry sauce condiments. After you were given your sausage by the vendor you grabbed a […]

Canceling Easter

Sometimes you have to fight back. Sometimes you have to say “enough is enough.” The virus that just won’t go away has stymied politicians as they attempt to deal with a public health “crisis” that just doesn’t seem that urgent after a year. We’ve gotten used to COVID-19 and government interference in our lives, both […]

Another View

Friends dropped by Monday evening and we weren’t home. So they went for a walk in the hills around Sulzburg, sending pictures as they did. I found it interesting to see what scenes they thought were worthy of preservation. We live in a beautiful area – and sometimes it takes another person’s eyes to remind […]

What Village Is That?

Today is Palm Sunday. Seems like a good time for some church pictures. “What village is that” is a fairly common question my wife of I will ask as we walk though our area of Germany. So many little places in the distance, and in four years there are still a few we haven’t explored. […]

Sweet Stuff

I’m more of a salty snacks person, but even though I wouldn’t want to eat these treats I noticed in a Freiburg café window, I certainly can appreciate the artistry. Which one would you choose? Or would you want to eat them all?

Never Thought of That

I heard the sounds before I saw the workers. The familiar sounds of a water truck cleaning the street. In Canada, as Spring comes they send out trucks with high pressure spray nozzles to hose down the streets, clearing away a winter’s accumulated grit with a pressure wash. The streets don’t stay clean for long, […]

Today’s Thousand Words

The steeple of Freiburg’s famous Munster seen from a couple of blocks away yesterday.

An Unexpected Crowd

My wife had had enough. Me too. We just had to so somewhere different. Freiburg was the logical choice. I have been avoiding that city since last September, when it was announced that masks mist be worn at all times in the inner city. I don’t like masks, so I just didn’t travel to Freiburg. […]

Saint Patrick’s Day 2021

The party will be subdued this year, even more than in 2020. No parades, maybe not even any green beer, which has nothing to do with St. Patrick anyway. He may be the patron saint of Ireland, but he wasn’t even Irish. In my corner of Germany Patrick’s presence is felt, though I would guess […]

Your 2021 Travel Guide

Where are you planning not to go in 2021? Will you plan a vacation for 2022 instead? The never-ending pandemic has changed the way we look at so many things. I expect it will take years for the travel industry to recover. If it ever does.  It feels like we are trapped in a dystopian […]