It struck me as a little ironic that the literal bridge from Regensburg to the rest of Bavaria1 is being repaired, whereas some protesters want to bolster a figurative bridge to Regensburg — and Germany in general — from other countries.
Not much to report here, yet again. Work is progressing, but mostly not in ways the casual passers-by can detect. But here’s one exception: they’ve built up scaffolding for work on the bridge supports.
The south end (still) appears to be nearly completed, when you peek through the tarp gusting on a breezy day. Looks like they need to mortar in the gaps between the pavers and that section of the bridge should be completed.
I got back Friday evening from most of a week in Romania on a business trip and wanted to spend a little time on foot out before departing today for a full week in Hamburg on a training trip (where I am a trainee, not the trainer). We were expecting some gathering of crowds because of the 2016 Bayerisches Jazz Weekend, but were surprised to find a parade of protesters along our path back from grocery shopping. They’re protesting the policy of Sicherer Herkunftsstaat, which makes it easy to deport asylum seekers based on their country of origin. See more here if you can read German.
Note the little girl in the Che shirt in the foreground.