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.
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.
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
Freising has a hockey club, the Black Bears. I don’t completely understand how the league works, but the teams play against clubs from other towns (State Center had a baseball team like this, decades ago…). We didn’t really check them out until the end of the season; this photo was taken in the recently-christened Weihenstephan… Continue reading Freising Freitag: Black Bears
Occasionally when the weather is just right, in the midafternoon I can see the Alps as I walk to school.
Tuesday was Fasching in Bavaria, analogous to Mardi Gras but a bit quieter, at least in Freising (fewer beads, more clowns). Roland had to work, but I had a day off from school, so I wandered down to the Marienplatz for the Kinderfasching, or children’s costume party. Any excuse to wear my sequined cat ears…and… Continue reading Freising Freitag: Fasching