You know, how you have a plan, but then unexpected things keep cropping up? Well, when we arrived this Thursday morning, the plan was to go into the city and just enjoy the fruit & veg market in the centre. So that's where we headed...
The mirrors made me laugh. We did look comical!
Then we decided to go see our friend, Mr Pane at the Ratskeller, and have a late lunch...
Spot the sunny day!He was happy to see us, big hugs, and found us a table, but warned us that at 4pm the place would be taken over by crowds of people in fancy dress having a ball! Literally!
True to form, no sooner had we finished our Schweinhaxe mit Knödl, the place started filling up with loads of lively Germans - mostly women - dressed up in all sorts!
The band fired up and it got really loud!
At 4 in the afternoon??!
As we were leaving, before it got too crazy, I saw this wonderful group, and asked if I could take a photo.
They were happy to wave and pose. And then I realised something: they were all deaf. They couldn't hear a thing. No music, no singing, nothing. But they were having the time of their lives!
It shook me. We take so much for granted, don't we.
Then we finally decided to wend our weary way back to the hotel, and got on the S-Bahn, the underground.
And look at this lot! It was so comical! One minute the commuters were all just heads down, going home after a day at the office. The next, a whole crowd of women dressed like zulu warriors piled in! And they were up for it, whatever it was!!
Time to stop. HSE24 beckons. 11am UK time. 12 noon here.
Over and out xxxx
Love Barb x