Winning the World Cup in Stuttgart.

Mehr als verständlich: “Himmelfahrt ist unser Geschäft geschlossen!”
(It stands to reason that “Jesus Bakery” in Görlitz, Germany, is closed on Ascension day.)

Mehr als verständlich: “Himmelfahrt ist unser Geschäft geschlossen!”

(It stands to reason that “Jesus Bakery” in Görlitz, Germany, is closed on Ascension day.)

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These three hardworking fellows are responsible for the structural safety of this gorgeous bay window in St. Gallen, Switzerland:

These three hardworking fellows are responsible for the structural safety of this gorgeous bay window in St. Gallen, Switzerland:Bay window in St. Gallen

Entrance area of Kunstmuseum Ravensburg. The sculpture is by Stephan Balkenhol.

Entrance area of Kunstmuseum Ravensburg. The sculpture is by Stephan Balkenhol.

Robert Franz Curry (1872-1955): Ravensburg

Robert Franz Curry (1872-1955): Ravensburg

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A nice meal in Beirut (from a Time Life Foods of the World book, c. 1970)

A nice meal in Beirut (from a Time Life Foods of the World book, c. 1970)

Heraldry and Genealogy, a painting in the Schussenried Monastery Library.

Heraldry and Genealogy, a painting in the Schussenried Monastery Library.

These are 10 of the 14 stations of the cross paintings in St. Antonius, Bad Saulgau, painted by Gebhard Fugel in 1921.

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Hoppenlaufriedhof, a former cemetery in downtown Stuttgart, just a short walk from the central train station.

These are some French and British World War I propaganda postcards that feature bitter remarks about the German “Kultur” (“Kolossal Kultur”) that manifested itself in war atrocities, bombed cities and the theft of cultural heritage objects.

French Nationalist Jacques Bainville had proclaimed as early as in 1912: “La civilisation française est une civilisation supérieure et … la Kultur allemande n’est qu’une forme de la barbarie”.

A video about the historical stage sets of Konzerthaus Ravensburg:

The five foolish virgins in the foreground surely have a much better time than those wise virgins praying in the back room. Not only do they have booze and fingerfood galore, but there’s also that perennial impiousness going on: harpsichord playing!

Someone pointed out that it’s not a harpsichord, but a virginal. Well, a virginal _is_ a kind of harpsichord. Whatever.

The five foolish virgins in the foreground surely have a much better time than those wise virgins praying in the back room. Not only do they have booze and fingerfood galore, but there’s also that perennial impiousness going on: harpsichord playing!

Someone pointed out that it’s not a harpsichord, but a virginal. Well, a virginal _is_ a kind of harpsichord. Whatever.

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A gouache painting of the great hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna
Friedrich Frank: “Jubiläumsfestkommerz des Gesangsvereins der österreichischen Eisenbahnbeamten”, Wien 1930

A gouache painting of the great hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna

Friedrich Frank: “Jubiläumsfestkommerz des Gesangsvereins der österreichischen Eisenbahnbeamten”, Wien 1930

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Demetrio Cosola (1851–1895): Altar servers caught by the sacristan

Demetrio Cosola (1851–1895): Altar servers caught by the sacristan

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