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
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
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.
Not a Freising Freitag, but I just wanted to share something. We met this nice couple earlier this month on a day trip to an exhibition about the history of beer in Bavaria. Their noses are metal cans. I like them. (I’m kind of forgetting how to write in English. Also I’m worried that I’m… Continue reading Photo Post: Brautpaar
Cows on a hill–next to a high-rise apartment building. Photographed on the way to the Schafhof on a Sunday afternoon. (There was some video art I won’t write about because I didn’t really understand it. But it was a lovely walk.)
Die Freisinger Bierkeller–more pictures here. Couple weeks ago I took a city tour focused on the history of beer in Freising. Short summary: most of the buildings in the Hauptstrasse were used as breweries at some point in the last 800 years. The Domberg had a brewery that served the bishops and their guests; the… Continue reading Freising Freitag: Die Freisinger Bierkeller
Last Friday, after months of saying, “Hey, I should ride into town with Roland some morning and use the U-Bahn to explore while he’s at work” I finally did. My destination was the Lenbachhaus, which owns the world’s largest collection of work by Der Blaue Reiter, a group of early-20th century painters who worked mostly… Continue reading Photo Post: Cats of Munich