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Food

And another Pabuca topic…

The old slaughterhouse – for quite some time just a parking lot decoration:

schlachthof

Beer is often called a staple food here in Bavaria:

bier

On a yet dull and chilly late Sunday morning, it was still quite empty here:

platz

On the beautiful afternoon, it might have been hard to find an empty seat…

Simpsons?

The Simpsons house, being a typical one-family house, doesn’t quite fit into a downtown area – in its Lego incarnation as well as in real life. And the strange heads that Lego chose to give the Simpsons figures won’t go well with the well-known regular minifigures. So what, Lego buildings can be easily modified – and the heads can serve as masks for the minifigure population. Like in my latest Lego houae:

Matt's Masks front view

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Movie Titles

Current Pabuca topic, of course.

Cold as Ice. Early March, the sun finally dares to show up again, temperatures almost reach two-digit values (Celsius) – lots to do for ice cream parlors…

eis

Dunno if there’s a Christiane F. among these children, and the station isn’t the Zoo station in Berlin, but anyway…

bahnhof

Pandora’s Box (multiple movies; in German, Pandora had a “Büchse” (Bavarian dialect: “Bixn”) = can). Hope there’s no such dangerous can among these direction signs of which several can be found around town from time to time.

bixn

But hardly because there are so many manufacturers of round tin containers – instead it shows that (another) baby girl was born. Traditionally, it’s a name for a family with only daughters…

Delayed Tradition

A little late due to my little holiday, here are my photos for the Pabuca topic “Tradition”, and they are all about Pfaffenhofen’s Volksfest…

Tradition is that during Volksfest times, public and a few (more or less) private buildings are decorated. Like this one, the former mayor’s print shop. Some of the flags apparently have seen quite some tradition…

Volksfest 2014 IMG_0730

Tradition is also this greeting (used like “good day” in southern Germany and Austria, roughly translates to “God bless you”) – not just on the Volksfest. The effects of including imaginary sky friends into greetings are most likely just as small as the actions of these sky friends themselves.

Volksfest 2014 IMG_5279

Some rides like bumper cars also have lots of tradition – just like roof decorations that aren’t necessary for functionality.

Volksfest 2014 IMG_5283

Surrounding

Current Pabuca topic, of course…

In the heart of the town at the main square, there’s the town hall – and it’s its surroundings that I’m showing here, ordered west (front), north, east, south (simply ignoring the 3-pictures-rule). But photographed upwards. :)

Rathaus nach oben W IMG_5266

Rathaus nach oben N IMG_5265

Rathaus nach oben O IMG_5264

Rathaus nach oben S IMG_5267