These are a pair of Wasserspeiern or gargoyles from the Münster in Freiburg. The story I was told is that the buildings across the way were the headquarters, if you will, of the guilds of the town. Each guild gave to the building of the Münster…except one. That one was acknowledged with the gargoyle on the left which is “mooning” the house of the guild in question. (I also enjoyed the fact that my host knew the English term “mooning” but could not recall the English for Wasserspeier.)
Today, in an effort to escape the 100º heat in Freiburg we drove up to Schluchsee, a beautiful lake in the Schwarzwald. […]
There are a lot of them, in all shapes, sizes and conditions.
Yesterday there were massive rains on the mountain. I am told that it even dislodged boulders that rolled into the streets causing […]
This gentleman sits in his little shop writing and illuminating texts. Many of which are in Hebrew, from the Bible and other […]