Along the road in Bavaria

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by silverbullet, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. silverbullet

    silverbullet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 10, 2010
    seen in Bavaria

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  2. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    Not really sure what to make of that.
     
  3. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

    Nice Shot, I hoped those swimming pools dried up pretty nicely!!

    Pretty sure that was not meant for that!
    :mad::confused::rolleyes:

    Johan
     
  4. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Thanks Bernd, unusual shot. Well captured. Mm...what's at left and right side of the cross ?
     
  5. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    That is the most bizarre sight! Thanks Bernd.
     
  6. silverbullet

    silverbullet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Thanks for your comments!

    Yes that are small pools for children. They are hanging there to dry in the wind. When I came along by my car I had to stop. For me it's a strange look and I'm not sure what to think about. But the roman-catholics in Bavaria are quite pragmatic. Twenty kilometer away the very famous Oberammergau "Passion Play" took place.
     
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  7. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I've been to Oberammergau, though not for the play. Spent a couple of nights there. Nice place.
     
  8. silverbullet

    silverbullet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Great! Did you buy a Dirndl?
     
  9. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Bernd, I was just inside in your gallery and saw this a second ago. Very provocative!

    How could you not stop?
     
  10. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    Strange why anyone would do that

    (my daughter is in Munich tomorrow - maybe I should ask her to ask them!!)
     
  11. silverbullet

    silverbullet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 10, 2010
    There is no background I believe.
    Here the first shot for the overview:

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  12. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    it is even more strange in that it is not "public" i.e. it is in someone private garden
     
  13. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    In some parts of the USA, it's quite common to see people who have various religious icons of all different sorts on the private property. And now with Halloween coming, which is a big marketing event here, one can see some real juxtapositions!

    P.S. Bernd, you know, I rather like seeing this in context and in color.
     
  14. silverbullet

    silverbullet Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Near Oberammergau Bavaria

    Yes Bill, directly beside the sidewalk of this open road.

    If it's ok I would recommend to delete this post. It might upset people and this shouldn't happen. There are so much pics from me and others, so BB take your keyboard/mouse and.....
    Thanks!
     
  15. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Bernd there is not any reason to delete the thread. Your photograph, the image is what you saw and reacted to. I'll just edit the title to comply with the site's guidelines.

    We have a number of threads that show the insides of religious institutions, as well as graveyards, etc., so please don't worry. We just need to fix the title - which I have now done, thanks to your agreement.
     
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  16. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    I don't object to it - I just don't understand it - particularly if the guy who owns the house/garden did it - or left it there if someone else did it

    - has it any significance as far as any "alternative" passion play is concerned - is there some kind of "modern take" on a subject?
     
  17. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    My guess, and that's all it is, is that as Bernd said - they're pragmatic. They needed to dry their pools out and used their best option. People are so interesting, aren't they?
     
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  18. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Nooooo!
    It's a great picture : the black&white is so interesting, and takes a minute to figure out what we're seeing.
    I can't imagine it upsetting anyone who isn't going out of their way to become upset : and such folk are worthless.
     
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  19. dulaney22

    dulaney22 Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 18, 2010
    I thought photographers were supposed to take pictures that made you think. Why is there even a hint of deleting it? Yes, it catches you off guard at first glance, but there's nothing offensive about the photo itself. As BB said, somebody was just being pragmatic. It's certainly ironic that someone with such in their yard would do that, but capturing a picture of it and posting to a website is nothing to fret over.
     
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  20. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    Don't worry, it's not going away. You're right - photographs should make you think. Sometimes the thoughts are - "Oh, gosh that's so beautiful!" and other times it's "What?!?" or much more profound thoughts, one hopes, as well.:wink: