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Frohes neues Jahr!

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New Year’s Eve in Germany is called Silvester, as Dec 31 is the feast day of a pope by that name.  Why him and not Felis silvestris?  I’m not sure.  Possibly because the traditional German celebration includes setting off copious amounts of fireworks–they started in our neighborhood around 5 p.m…. Read more »

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

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Happy Second Christmas Day! Shops and offices are closed on December 26, so a short post before we drive somewhere for a nice walk (today is sunny with a high of 53°F) and more Christmas later. I’m told it is not unusual for there to be no snow at Christmastime… Read more »

Freising Freitag: Zwei Märkte

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Crappy cell phone pictures today, because I haven’t been carrying my big camera around much on routine missions. First up: There was a Weihnachtsmarkt in the Freising Marienplatz last weekend–mostly local handmade items and stalls supporting local organizations. Not very big or fancy, but neither is Freising 🙂 So Saturday… Read more »

Christkindlmarkt: Ingolstadt

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The theme for my parents’ visit was “Christmas Markets” and now I will be sharing some photos. On the first Saturday of their visit, we went up the road a bit to Ingolstadt.  Overnight there was snow, and it fairly quickly turned to a soaking rain, but that was no… Read more »

Freising Freitag: St. Korbinian

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My apologies for delay between posts.  My parents were here for a visit, and I’m taking a German language course four hours a day (plus homework), and I’m slowly unpacking all my stuff. Today’s Freising photos are from November 20, the Feast of St. Korbinian (the German Lutheran church remembers… Read more »