Archive for the funny Category

What’s in a name?

Posted in castle, funny on March 25, 2013 by D.B.

This is quite odd.

There’s five lines on Wikipedia about “Schloss Heidelberg“. This might be because it is a forgotten place in Switzerland that does not attract THAT much attention.

Not quite our Heidelberger Schloss, probably the most famous ruin in Germany (even Europe?). And yet, the powers that be, far away in the regional capital of Stuttgart, officially use the term Schloss Heidelberg. Minor details that actually make a difference in German. As if it was the building’s name, such as Schönbrunn in Vienna oder Sanssouci in Potsdam. For what it’s worth: There was a place called Heidelberg before the castle came around starting in the 1220s.

It’s just that those in charge don’t seem to know it.

 

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Guerilla Knitting

Posted in arts & crafts, funny, Wieblingen on March 13, 2013 by D.B.

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Rent a dredger

Posted in funny, Neuenheim on April 20, 2011 by D.B.

I’m not quite sure that’s the kind of machinery BMD have for rent 😉

Spotted on the Neckar meadows, where the playground looks more like a construction site at the moment.

Don’t step on the flowering meadow

Posted in funny, Pfaffengrund on April 8, 2011 by D.B.

Interestingly enough, a copy of the Encyclopaedia Galactica that fell through a time warp from 200 years in the future defined the marketing division of the city’s gardening and forest agency as a bunch of mindless idiots who were the first against the wall when the revolution came.

(inspired by Douglas N. Adams)

 

Bird on a bike

Posted in funny on March 24, 2011 by D.B.

A new street sign… note the cherry blossoms in the back? Spring has absoutely exploded in these parts .More about that soon.

Funnily, just after I noticed this sign for the first time, a rather enigmatic guy passed me by. He’s all dreadlocks and carries TWO CROWS with him, even when cycling. Living, tamed crows, that is. It wasn’t the first time I met him. It’s a rather intriguing sight to have this guy riding towards you, with the birds on his outstretched arm. Next time I must ask him for a picture!

This way

Posted in funny on March 9, 2011 by D.B.

Isn’t it rather odd to tell people which way to put on working gloves?

Butchered spelling

Posted in funny on January 28, 2011 by D.B.

A butcher’s stall on Weststadt market. RUMSTEAK anyone? First, there was dioxin in our eggs and pork. And now high percentage alcohol in our beef?

No way…