We’ve got the solstice behind us, but if the days are already getting longer, it sure doesn’t feel like it yet.
Brief Bout of Self-Promotion
Don’t worry, it’ll pass.
You all probably know this: I’m a singer. And I’m in a lovely group in Munich with a choir, orchestra and Big Band, English Speaking Music Ensembles e.V. (ESME). We do two big concerts a year and our winter concert is quickly approaching.
Do you need a big blast of Christmas cheer, right in the face? Wanna support live music made by your fellow expats? Just looking for a way to spend a Sunday evening in Munich? There are still tickets left through München Ticket, but they’re going fast!
Snowflakes and Sleigh Bells
19:00 on Sunday, December 1
Festsaal – Künstlerhaus am Lenbachplatz
We now resume the regularly scheduled winter
It got wintry again right after everything got all warm and moist. The transition period looked a little weird.
The river is behaving normally again; all the emergency barricades are hidden away. The water is still higher than normal and moving fast, but not alarmingly so. Cresting last week on the left, receding this week on the right:
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.
We 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.
This guy might have been drunk — he was interrupting his own shtick to bark out commands at passersby snapping his picture (but not me).
Sort 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.