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.)
It’s Thursday so it is tennis and back to Spring Creek park. This time the Boy wore his swimsuit and we waded […]
Over Memorial Day weekend we had the pleasure of being on Tybee Island and the nearby water. At low tide sandbars appear […]
We spent a lovely week in Vienna (Austria, not Virginia, although we left from Dulles). It is quite literally a monumental city. […]
The corner of Heister and College, the Schreyer Honors College, Penn State University.