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
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.
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