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Altstadt Brewery Commercial During Soccer World Championship

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When I watched the match Spain vs. Portugal recently, I was ever so surprised to see a commercial from our recently opened local Altstadt Brewery here in Fredericksburg/Texas: Altstadt Brauerei Werbespot während der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft Als ich vor ein paar Tagen … Continue reading

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Galveston – the Moody Mansion

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On our third day in Galveston at the beginning of April this year, after having sailed on board the “When and If“ during the Parade of Sails on my birthday, April 5, and after having been on board some of … Continue reading

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More Galveston Videos

As I wrote before, it was not only the “Carnival Valor” we could watch sailing by, but also the “When and If” and the “Lynx“. Here’s a video of those two beautiful vessels. Unfortunately, I again had to shoot the … Continue reading

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Galveston Harbour – The “Carnival Valor” Leaving

As I said – and showed – in my previous post, we could see the cruise ships from the window of our room. And we were also able to watch – and record video footage – of the “Carnival Valor” … Continue reading

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Galveston – The Harbor House Hotel at Pier 21

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Let’s – after quite some time in between – continue with reporting about our stay in Galveston more than a month ago, this time with a description/review of our hotel. Ever since we had seen it last year we had … Continue reading

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Fredericksburg High School Jazz Band – Concert on the Marktplatz

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Last night we went to the season’s opener, the first of this summer’s PCAA [Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance] concerts on the Marktplatz, under the roof of the Adelsvereinshalle, and listened to a very professional and entertaining performance of the Fredericksburg … Continue reading

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Navigare Est Vivere – on Board during the Tall Ships’ Parade in Galveston

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What better than to revive this blog with some pictures of the Tall Ships (Parade) in Galveston that took place exactly on my birthday this year, on April 5th. We had found out about that event when we were there … Continue reading

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A Christmas Journey – 2017

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As every year for the last 17 [if I am informed correctly] the Bethany Lutheran Church congregation presented their “Christmas Journey”, a living display of biblical scenes around the birth of Jesus Christ, last weekend, and last Friday we went … Continue reading

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Display of Nativity Sets [and More]

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This weekend, the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church celebrated the “reason for the season” with a display of hundreds of nativity sets and other Christmas-themed paraphernalia in their Fellowship Hall. It was really hundreds of objects worth seeing, from the modern … Continue reading

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Johnson City Christmas Lights

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Johnson City is famous here in our neck of the woods for its gorgeous Christmas lighting. Part of it is due to the spectacular lights around the Pedernales Electric Co-operative, but also the park, the Courthouse and many private homes … Continue reading