Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sunday in my City- Random



Random facts about my city Bremen, Germany.....


This is the "Spitting Stone". It is the spot the last person was beheaded in 1831. She murdered 15 friends and family with poisonous butter. It's located near the Cathedral in the city center and still today people spit on it. I was told because even today she doesn't deserve any better.

This is one of many painted statues of the Bremen Town Musicians located throughout the city.

The Bremen Town Hall-Rathaus is an amazing site. Every part of this building tells a story. This particular picture shows how the State let the Roman Catholic Church know they are independent and separate. A women is sitting on the Pope takes his Orb and hands it to a Chancellor and for some reason there is a sword in his bottom. Don't ask me just what I was told.


Spotted this handsome tourist...I love his outfit all white except his tie and belt! No white after Labor Day doesn't apply here for some reason.


Say Hi to Mini


This statue is missing it's hen, for some reason people always steal the hen.


The elections are here next week and yesterday in the City Center they had all sorts of activities going on sponsored by one of the Parties. Nothing is ever free in Germany, but this was a rare day, free fun for the kids. Mechanical bull riding...don't ask me why, but this little girl lasted all of 2 seconds.


Another Bremen Town Musicians painted in the city Football colors.


And last but not least every body "Rock-On! and have a wonderful Sunday!


Do you know Unknown Mami? She's awesome and she's started a fun Sunday theme inviting you to get out and take pictures of your city to share with the rest of us.

27 comments:

megan said...

HI!! I can't wait to see the sights of Breman! Looks so beautiful!! So excited to see you and family too! We will come with the latest gossip mags/books etcc!!! Love ya! Mary

Mom of Three said...

That was really interesting! Thanks for sharing :-)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, I just love this post! How fun to visit Germany this morning. Your city is beyond cool! WOW! And how fun to have a bucking cow at a community day : ) Fun!

Ann said...

Again your city looks like so much fun! Happy Sunday!

Sonya said...

I LOVED reading about the spitting stone! wow..lol Im coming to your town soon..I can't take it anymore, I just love it!! Happy Sunday:)

Bobbi said...

How come nobody kills anyone with poisonous butter anymore?!

I'd spit on her too, I love butter!

JHS. said...

I am loving this meme . . . just discovered it today. Feel like I am traveling the world from my own living room. Thanks for sharing the photos, esp. of the statutes commemorating the musicians of Bremen.

JHS
Colloquium

A Day That is Dessert said...

Oh my goodness - that splitting stone!

Thank you for this fabulous tour. Hope you're enjoying your weekend! xo

Joyce said...

Nice view of your city my friend. I found the spitting stone and how people hold grudges interesting. xoxo

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a great tour! Love the painted statues and the splashes of color they bring to your city.

And that splitting stone-- Oy!

Thanks for sharing. Hope to see more next week.
xo

Tranquility said...

What a fun city!
And what a crazy background associated with the 'spitting stone'!!
Hmm... Why the hen, I wonder? :)

Unknown Mami said...

Another awesome Sunday tour!

I love the guy in the white suit. I've always hated that "no white after..." rule. I don't even wear white, but it pisses me off because who made it up and why should we follow it. It's more about fabric choices if you ask me.

Matty said...

It's a pleasure to get an intimate glimpse of a city in another country. Thanks for the tour and the history behind it.

Wie Geht's.

brainella said...

1. Do you spit on the spitting stone?

2. Where is the hen supposed to be on that statue?

:-) Great photos.

♥ Braja said...

Poisoned butter? Imaginative :))))

Charlotte said...

Cool I never knew!

Libby Murphy said...

Oh what a great place to call home. I loved this post, it was really interesting.
Happy Twirls

Ina in Alaska said...

Such a lovely city and what a cute white-clad tourist! (He must have gotten my Tweet!) Interesting story about the spitting stone. Poisonous butter. Wonder what started the ruckus! Have a great week! Watch out for frogs!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh, I can't get over the spitting stone! The one time it is acceptable to spit in public!

Slices of Beauty... said...

How evil was that woman!
Loving the signts, the mini is lovely.

Deidra said...

The spit cracks me up! Thanks so much for the tour. Fun, as always!

Kwana said...

This was such a fun tour and the spitting stone was a trip. What a story with the butter. I thought of Paula Deen. Ha!

Coffee with Cathy said...

Thanks so much for the insider's tour! Fascinating place.

WhisperingWriter said...

Very cool.

That spitting stone is interesting. And a little gross. But more interesting.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to see this city and walk around and have you be the best little tour guide. See you soon. Love Beth

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