Roland had been wanting to see the Miniatur Wunderland for awhile, so for his birthday, we took the Intercity-Express train from München to Hamburg to see it. This was my first experience on the ICE and I enjoyed it; in First Class you can order beverages and snacks without leaving your seat, and looking out… Continue reading Miniatur Wunderland: 5 Photos
The 88th annual Freisinger Volksfest is underway. Thursday I went just after lunch and took a couple hundred photos. Here is my themed sampler. General disclaimer: I think some of these characters may be unlicensed. I’m also fascinated by the light bulbs–older rides and games use regular light bulbs and newer ones use LEDs. In… Continue reading Freising Freitag: Cats of Volksfest
We’ve just returned from two weeks enjoying Norway. It will take months to sort through and edit approximately eight thousand photos (not including the Bad Cellphone Photos™…). One fun thing about living in Freising is that we can find beer brewed two miles from our home just about everywhere…here is a beer list from a… Continue reading A Tale of Two Beer Lists
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.