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Wordless Wednesday: Nuremberg Coat of Arms

Nuremberg Coat of Arms
Location: Old City Hall, Nuremberg, Germany

 

June 17, 2019 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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McDonald's
Location: Nuremberg, Germany

 

McDonald’s

 
It was late afternoon in Nuremberg, Germany. As we walked to our hotel, the famous golden arch sign greeted us. Suddenly, we felt the urge for the United Tastes of America as the fast food’s tray liner says.

McDonald’s is one of America’s most popular exports. In 2018, it’s estimated that there are more than 37,000 McDonald’s restaurants worldwide. It makes Americans feel home away from home in the same manner other nationalities do when they visit restaurants catering to their native food.

Traveling is an opportunity to experience different cultures and food. It can be exciting, broaden our outlook and change our lives forever. At the same time, a chance encounter with something familiar like Big Mac and fries can help keep our perspective and remind us where we have come from.

June 16, 2019 at 1:22 pm 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

A Love Lock
Location: Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge), Bavaria, Germany

It was rather cold and gloomy when we hiked along the Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge) located near the Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau, Bavaria. It was the sight of love locks affixed to the railings that helped brightened the day.

One particular lock that caught my attention is pictured above. It’s vibrant red with the couple’s initials inscribed on it. Like the others, I assume the key was tossed 295 feet down the gorge below to ensure it stays locked as well as the affection they hold for each other.

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January 29, 2016 at 3:52 pm 6 comments

weekly photo challenge: warmth

epiphany blessing
location: marienplatz, munich, germany
 
while in munich, germany last summer, i noticed this strange inscription on the door of the church in marienplatz. i later found out that it was a remnant from the past observance of the feast of epiphany or three kings day as it’s known in the united states. occurring on jan. 6, the 12th day after christmas, it commemorates the visit of the three magi to bethlehem during the birth of jesus.

on this christian holiday, chalks are blessed in the church and given to the faithfuls who use them for marking their homes with a reminder of god’s blessings.

the markings 20 + C + M + B + 14 mean as follow:

the numbers 20 and 14 represent the current year
the letters C, M, and B represent the initials of the magi: caspar, melchior, and balthazar or the abbreviation for the latin words christus, mansionem benedicat (christ bless this house)

i haven’t seen this tradition practiced outside of bavaria, but it surely adds warmth to the heart of whoever reads it. happy holidays!

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December 26, 2014 at 7:25 pm 5 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Love Locks

marienbrücke
Location: Queen Mary’s Bridge (Marienbrücke), Hohenschwangau, Bavaria
 

September 23, 2014 at 9:31 am 10 comments

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