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
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.
Finally there’s some nice weather in Bavaria. Sunday we took a drive down the Deutsche Hopfenstraße. The hops harvest is generally completed; the wires are empty but the hops cones are on their way to bring joy to millions around the world. Our goal was Abensberg, for a tour of Brauerei zum Kuchlbauer, a brewery… Continue reading Brauerei zum Kuchlbauer
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
Roland has asked me to please post some photos so people know I am not just sitting at home (although if I *were* just sitting at home, there might be more posts. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.). During the Easter break from my language course, Roland had an afternoon appointment with a… Continue reading Photo Post: Ravensburg
Occasionally when the weather is just right, in the midafternoon I can see the Alps as I walk to school.
The usual apologies for silence–laptop had a Blue Screen of Death at the beginning of January after a driver update and it took awhile to get sorted out. Seems to be OK now; many photos to catch up on. Last Sunday we took a drive over to Landsberg am Lech, west of Munich, to see… Continue reading Sunday Excursion: Landsberg am Lech
Autumn is progressing nicely…the oranges of Oktober are fading into the browns of November. I’m crunching through a lot of leaves while I walk, and the sun is at an interesting angle. There were some carved pumpkins and some yard decorations sprinkled around the neighborhood, but not very many, and not until just a few… Continue reading Herbst und Halloween-Menü