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85276 Pfaffenhofen/Ilm in Germany, that is


“Center” is the current topic at Pabuca – and at the center of Pfaffenhofen is, of course, the main square with the town hall on the east side and the “Haus der Begegnung” (encounter, meeting) next to the major church on the west side, between which we’re looking here:

Rathaus zwischen Kirche und HdB

Let’s step closer to the town hall:

Hauptplatz IMG_11405

In the past weeks, however, there was something different in the center of everyone’s attention:

Fahnen-Spiegelung IMG_5062

(…and I’m not referring to the Ilm here…)

Way up in the air

…aren’t just the emotions after the World Cup victory, but it’s also this week’s topic at Pabuca.

Let’s start with maypole and modern lamps at the main square:

Maibaum und Lampe IMG_5088

Remains of old external goods hoists are visible in several places, though mostly just by doors in the walls:

Haken in Scheyerer Str IMG_5092

One from the archive, because it would be hard to order a hot-air balloon, get back into my former apartment, and let the balloon fly just such that it’s visible between typical gables and the biomass heating plant’s chimney:

Heißluftballon IMG_7598


New topic at Pabuca is “Vastness”…

A vast amount of water flooded the vast main square and the surrounding city – luckily only on this small bronze model:

Bronzemodell nass IMG_0698

A vast amount of sleepers connects a vast length of rails that can take you to the vast world. Though not with these ICE-T or ICE-3 or the other types, because these only pass through (except in case of some breakdowns):

2 ICEs im Bahnhof PAF copy

The support structure for the new roof of our ice rink has to span quite some distance, too:

Eisstadion IMG_5077 copy


What else could it be than another Pabuca topic?

Now a small town like Pfaffenhofen doesn’t have that impressive bridges, so we’re starting small here – with a little thing to an auxiliary platform that was1 necessary because of construction works further south on this track:


Across the little river Ilm, there once was a makeshift pedestrian bridge which should be used only one person at a time:


Nearby, by the way, a bridge was once torn down with spears! Well, at least a sign said so, misspelling “gesperrt” (closed, barred) as “gespeert” (speared). :)

We can do a bit bigger (and more durable), too – this bridge is part of the school center:


  1. yes, these are photos from the archive… []

Full of Culture

Yes, new topic at Pabuca

Let’s start with the Volksfest (so it’s a photo from the archive) – or rather its end, because that’s what it looked like when almost everything was dismantled:


But there are current activities, too, of course, e.g. a strangely pronounced “Lokalklang” (local sound) – I’d rather pronounce it [lo’ka:lklaŋ]:

Lokalklang IMG_0662

And as the German culture of bureaucracy demands, it’s properly approved (red sticker)…

Finally two colorful stilt walkers who walked around the market last Saturday:

Stelzenläufer auf Markt