Five Wintry Scenes

It’s been really pretty around here lately.

I snapped this on the way to work one morning a couple of weeks ago from the bridge from our island, over the Jahninsel, and across to the Unterer Wöhrd.

Barny - PC181333We found this guy waiting for us out in the cold at the Adventsmarkt im Katarinenspital. His name is Barny and he’s a Romanian Dwarf Donkey. As we were leaving to warm up back in our apartment, he let out a wail that made everyone stop in their tracks. That was the most sorrowful thing I’ve ever heard at a Christmas market.

Santa on Stilts - PC181348This guy might have been drunk — he was interrupting his own shtick to bark out commands at passersby snapping his picture (but not me).

Ornament - PC191368Sort of a self-portrait, snapped on the edge of the Lucreziamarkt on Haidplatz. I would have missed the shot but for our guests for the weekend, who pointed it out.

Altes Rathaus Christbaum - PC181349Merry Christmas everyone!

6 thoughts on “Five Wintry Scenes”

  1. tqe | Adam

    What pretty photos — although, I might note, objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.

  2. Snooker in Berlin

    Poor donkey.
    Nice shots! Especially that first one!

  3. TravelingServiceMan

    Seems to be something odd with the Regensburg Santa Faktion. My daughter reported at lunch today that she was with her class at the Theater in Regensburg and she saw two Santa’s, but she thought they might have been Asi-Santa’s. When we asked her why she said that one of them pulled up his sleeve and flipped their bus the bird as it went by.

    Nice pictures!

    1. cliff1976

      Thanks, TSM!

      “Asi-Santa” — I like that.

  4. Adi

    Nice donkey, they were very popular among germans and british for export as pets , after Shrek cartoons. I supose that’s how this little pal got in Germany :-)
    Happy New Year!

  5. cliff1976

    Barny - PC181331Thanks Adi — La mulți ani to you too! Here’s a bonus donkey shot.

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