The Story of a Cat, Snakes and the Devil

Yes, you are right I just took a little walk for you and came back with lots of pictures and stories. This time our destination was Natternberg, a small hill not far from us. What is special about Natternberg? You must know that it lies in a very flat area, very very flat, just this … Continue reading The Story of a Cat, Snakes and the Devil

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Of Syracuse, Cotton fields and an unpopular journey

Welcome to La Trattoria di Leonardo, our little Italian restaurant, open just the week of my Mother's birthday! This Monday was my Mother's birthday and we decided to make an Italian Birthday party for her with ciabatta, tonno alla siracusiana, breadsticks, cantuccini and Italian salad, bottles of wine, prosecco... My sister and I had to … Continue reading Of Syracuse, Cotton fields and an unpopular journey

Travels with Charley

Today I want to introduce our little friend Charley who took an rather long and interesting journey with us. The weather today was brilliant so my sister and I took a walk into nature.... When we were at home my sister noticed our little stowaway in the envelope of her trousers..a tiny snail we named … Continue reading Travels with Charley

The Grave Chapel – a victory of nature

Today I want to show you another piece of art and history of my hometown, the so called Grabkapelle ¬†(grave chapel). It's a small Baroque chapel next to our church and the graveyard. It has a little altar in it showing a Piet√° with a Veil of Veronica beneath. The chapel is named after a … Continue reading The Grave Chapel – a victory of nature

Ex Voto

Here is another post on German traditions you can find in our region: Votivbilder The pictures I'll show you are from the pilgrimage church 'Zur schmerzhaften Muttergotters' on the Geiersberg (one of the oldest pilgrimage churches in Bavaria btw, finished in 1486) What is a Votivbild? They are pictures made by Catholics as a donation … Continue reading Ex Voto