Bad Cellphone Photo™ today of The Meat-Machine. One thing that is very different about life here compared to Iowa or Indiana is there are no 24-hour shops. Big chain stores close at 8 p.m., as required by by Bavarian law, and small local shops close at 6 (or earlier on Saturdays). And they are all… Continue reading Freising Freitag: Die Schlemmerbox
Today’s photo is a Bad Cellphone Photo™ of a fairly typical street corner, full of summer flowers. Every few weeks someone from the city decides chopping it all down to bare dirt and stubble and litter looks better, but right now it’s in full bloom and very purple.
Saturday we met up with the tour my parents were on, and had dinner with my aunts and uncle in Alzey. The next day we brought my parents back to Freising and stopped for a walk around Nördlingen on the way home. The town is notable for still having its medieval defense wall still intact,… Continue reading Photopost: Nördlingen
My parents were here for a couple of weeks, and we all went to Salzburg for a weekend. My mother likes the movie The Sound of Music, and took me to the musical when I was a child, so of course we took her on a tour of some of the sites where the movie… Continue reading Austria: Sound of Music Tour
On a walk last week I popped into a local cemetery to look at the flowers–Freisingers take maintaining and decorating their family gravesites very seriously–and noticed the three main components of Easter in the Church were represented in the grave markers. Indeed.
Lovely clouds between Freising and the Alps–this photo was taken at the ruins of a chapel on the south side of the Weihenstephanberg, near where St. Korbinian discovered a source of holy, healing water in the 8th century. The building in the foreground is at the Munich airport.
On St. Nicholas Day, we drove two hours south to Innsbruck, Austria, to visit some Christmas markets and meet Krampus. Freising was enveloped in dense, freezing fog, but in the Alps the weather was quite lovely. After some Glühwein, we took the Hungerburgbahn partway up the mountain to the north of the city. This is… Continue reading Ausflug: Innsbruck mit Krampuslauf
And now some pictures from a recent Sunday trip to the 2016 Bayerische Landesausstellung, “Bier in Bayern” in Aldersbach. This was a fabulous exhibition put on by the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte, a state historical agency that holds exhibitions around the state. The hosts for this exhibition were the former Cisternian kloister, now a parish… Continue reading Ausflug: Bier in Bayern