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No Fun

This week’s Pabuca topic is “no fun”, so let’s start right away to get it over with^^:

Construction sites usually mean not much fun in the first place – noise, dirt, traffic disturbances. (Except when unusual machines are used, or you’re young enough to see every machine as unusual…) In this case:

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…not even what is being built is a fun topic, because this will (finally) be a memorial for the victims of National Socialism. A German article about it with a model photo is » here.

This garden door doesn’t just stand around alone for fun, of course the rest of the fence will be added soon:

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And finally there is quite some no-fun connected to our small local museum for religious art in the old sacristan house – firstly, the opening hours once per quarter are a bit limited for interested visitors; secondly, everything but the ground floor is not accessible to visitors because of fire safety regulations.

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The exhibits will soon move to a side wing of a nearby church, though.


“Lost” is Pabuca’s current topic – and in this case I’m taking the liberty to grab some photos from the archive because what you see here doesn’t exist anymore…1

This very low passage – barricaded for quite some time – and the house around it had to make way for a new building; construction has just begun. If I remember correctly, it’s planned to have a (bigger) passage, too.

ehem. Durchgang

You were once able to buy baskets here in the “backyard” of the main square. Now there’s a parking garage (always welcome in the city center).

Tür zu Korbgeschäft

Even though this old entrance was only located in a little side street in a residential area right next to the city center, it doesn’t exist anymore. ;)

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I hope everyone who once entered these places came out again, otherwise they’d really be lost…


  1. alright, I could’ve shown a current photo of lost(?) (and really not erotic) panties in the grass next to the road… []


“Night” is the topic at Pabuce… Lets start with an image that could probably be in many cities – but also in Pfaffenhofen, there are construction sites everywhere:

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Is the train station a “soul of the city”? In a small town probably rather not, because there are neither shops around here (except a small kiosk with limited opening hours) nor is it in the heart of the city, but rather at the edge – even if the city expanded towards the station once the railway line was completed in 1867 (such as engineering factories and later a well-known baby food producer), and beyond.

Though if you want to go to the mountains with a train, as the text on the engine advertises, you shouldn’t continue in this direction (north):

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Finally, yesterday there was a special occasion: A former café, called “legendary”, which opened for one more commemorative evening mostly for old regulars, and was illuminated nicely with changing colors. After there was noone in the family left to continue the café, there’s normally nothing going on there anymore. At least until everything except the facade will be torn down…

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People are people… People is also this week’s topic for Pabuca – and given this past Sunday’s local elections, the people here are those who wanted to be elected. This is a part of the advertisements:

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One candidate had a “moving” campaign idea – unfortunately I didn’t see him in action:

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And this here is rather an advertisement for guardrails like this one giving the candidates much needed support and stability: ;)

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Just when there’s so nice weather, this week’s Pabuca topic is “Rain”. Well… if it looks like this:

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…there are, at the most, streams of money raining into the cash box of ice cream vendors.

But if it does rain some day, there are, of course, rain pipes – some even with a not that banal funnel that even casts a shadow:

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(What does the shadow look like – Alien head? Surveillance camera?)

And if there’s a whole lot of rain, there’s a flood channel waiting:

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