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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sundays in my City

Hello everybody, Welcome to my favorite day of the week. Yup, it's Sunday's in my City along with Unknown Mami.
Is there anyone who has gotten impatient waiting for Spring?? Well, I have!! The branches all around are still bare, but we have begun to notice teeny tiny bursts of new life. And also, the ice cream parlors in our village have now begun business. They were closed for winter. So, not wanting to wait till it got warm, we went out on a little walk down the village to have our first cone for the year!!!!

 Let me show you, how a typical German village looks like during the weekend??  Bare!!! Yes, everything is closed, except for the restaurants. Shops, banks, business establishments, everybody are closed. You have the entire cobbled streets all to yourself. On top, is the picture of the Altes Rathaus or Old Townhall. Here we have small concerts or talks happening. We have a NewTownhall for the official affairs and gatherings.

On days like these, it is nice to window shop. Shops here are pretty and quaint. During the week, you can go in and just have a look around without actually having to buy something. I am also surprised by the fact that you need not leave your belongings locked outside in lockers, unlike in India. People trust each other here and are pretty honest.

Buildings here are typical German with the timbered houses thus giving a medieval look. Towards Spring and whole of Summer, you will see pretty geraniums hanging out from every window sill. A sight to behold.

We did have our first ice cream cone for the year. And guess what? In all the excitement, I forgot to capture a pic...:D Will save that for another Sunday. A picture of all our Eis(Ice) parlors along with the delightful creams they offer.

So, here's a shot of the first signs of Spring...:) Do not forget to visit Unknown Mami and see what the rest of the world has to offer.

Unknown Mami

Ni Hao Yall


  1. I visited Rothenberg many years ago and loved it! Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the memories.

  2. Wow, I love these shots!!
    Wonderful captures!

  3. Germany is the home of my father's family. Beautiful.

  4. What a picture perfect town. It's so charming and clean! Thanks for the tour.
    Happy SIMC, jj

  5. Nice pictures May, love your city! It must be so peaceful on Sundays there - so totally unlike Mumbai where its complete chaos on a Sunday - we stay indoors! I wish our cities in India were maintained so beautifully!!

  6. It looks so peaceful! Thanks for sharing these.

  7. Sundays here in this part of NL is pretty much the same... strange sight for us, coming from ountries where cities are always busy! It's also hard getting used to not being able to do shopping on a Sunday, and planning everything ahead...
    Beautiful shots, I love the timbered houses!

  8. I have always wanted to visit Germany...even more so now after seeing your beautiful pictures! Keep 'em coming!

  9. It's the same here in NL..almost everything is closed and everyone goes out for a walk. Love your photos as always : )

  10. Nice - We have enjoyed strolling through some Bavarian towns but that was back in 2004 so we are due to go again.

  11. Sometimes it looks like you live in a fairy tale.


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