European Community elections were about to happen. Our guide for the day was one of the best. She explained that while people should care, and they do care really, they don't see the point of voting and generally ignore the EC elections. You can work our what this party is about, no GM food, no chlorine?, no water privatisation, no reduction in workers rights, no profits before people and no fracking.
Bike lanes much in evidence.
A significant building.
Identifying the shop for the illiterate.
Another important building.
We are on the old bridge, looking at the new bridge.
The water rushed past.
Sticks up for slalom kayaking or something.
Note the leg sticking out of the wall.
It was terrific watching the swirling water.
Yes, another cathedral.
Pretty window box flowers were abundant.
A courtyard entrance with timber paving to keep the clatter of the horse hooves down.
I don't know what the building on high is. We didn't visit it.
A Bamberg speciality is smoked beer. It is quite nice and goes well with your breakfast bacon butty (sandwich). While I had a taste, I stuck with coffee at 10.30 in the morning.
The building behind the boat was an abattoir. Guess where the blood, guts and carcasses went?
On the new bridge now, looking at the old.
A rather good sculpture, weeping tears of pigeon crap.
Ten minutes before our bus departs back to the boat. Not enough time to linger.
Not especially cheap, but so fresh and the strawberries were delicious.
Free loaders in the lock.
They hung on tightly, well they had to keep changing their grip, and kept well back from the boat as the water drained away.
Dad and Dave plodding through the fields.
A local train, for local people.
Our Tour Director Cherie hosting an evening of something. Not only was she a great Tour Director, she was also a good speaker and in spite of living in Europe for most of her life, she had not lost her Australian accent.