A Little Town Hits the Big 700 – The Potluck

So little did I know that these here birthday festivities were a weekend-long event.   They started Thursday, which is some national holiday in these parts.  No one went to work on Friday, instead there were 3 outdoor stages that played host to multiple God-awful cover bands.  And the festival carried right on through Sunday.  That afternoon, I grabbed the camera and headed out to see what we were up to.  Apparently, it was a city-wide potluck, with tables lining virtually the entire length of the pedestrian city center area thing.

As far as I could tell, just about every little group, business, and restaurant, from churches to soccer clubs, was involved.  As far as I was concerned, this was much more pleasant than bagpipes, the middle ages, and Germans slaughtering The Doors.

It seemed to be quite the little show of solidarity, which I haven’t seen to many of out here.  And the people were friendly; despite my linguistic handicap, I was handed coffee, cakes, and baguettes by different people in the crowd, and everyone put aside their cultural shit and made friends.  Have a look.

Cute old couple.

The tables stretched a football field or two for sure.

You can’t fool me. Those aren’t Germans. Those are hippies.

Nice to get a little taste of Boulder.

Contrary to her appearance, this old lady was really sweet. She offered me a cup of coffee, which I graciously accepted, and short of ‘bitte’ and ‘danke’ neither of us could understand a word the other one said.

They start chasing women pretty young out here.

Hey, I found like 9 obese Waldos…

‘Merican cake.  And French.  And European.  I guess.  This is as well as the French, Germans and Americans have gotten along since…  ever.

And finally, some kiddos chasing an errant soccer ball down an alley…

Some interesting shenanigans in the very least.  With that the weekend-long party is over and one with, and it’s back to my normal 60-hour work weeks in power plants…

Until next time,

-B. Littleton


Filed under The Sights, The Sights of Europe

6 responses to “A Little Town Hits the Big 700 – The Potluck

  1. These are great. Love your first photo especially. It’s wonderful to capture moments between couples like that.

    • Thanks a lot, i really appreciate it. I agree, the old couple was cute. I enjoy these little festivals, it’s fun to see all the people, the young, the old and everything in between 😀

  2. Marilyn

    Looks like fun!

  3. Hi! Are you in Germany now?:) It’s the typical Central-European fest:) We love it here:)

    • I am. I’m in Bergheim, in western Germany. I like it here too. The little festival was pretty crazy, surprising for such a little town. Germany is a pretty good place 🙂

      • All of Central Europe is:) Dunno if you will have the chance to go around but it’s worth it:) Go to Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, it’s all there – the Easterneuropean spirit:) You might even come to Bulgaria which is far southeast:)

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