Thursday, September 14, 2006

Back again

So much has happened since I last posted. Steve Irwin has died (Steve, I never thought you would; you did a great job! We will all miss you. Rest in peace mate). This was the saddest thing that happened in a long time.

The Pope spent a few days in Munich, and the people didn't go as crazy as everyone thought (feared) they would.

This is the best picture I could take, and he wasn't even looking my way. At first, he didn't appear for a long time, and nobody knew where he was, then he was approaching, approaching, there, gone! Hrmph! (I will not swear here.) They said the Papamobil would drive at walking speed, but the bodyguards (the bald guys near the car) actually had to jog to keep the pace. (At least that keeps them in shape) So there was no chance for the onlookers to rush ahead to get the chance for a second glance.

This is a shot of the twin towers of Munich's Frauenkirche, where the Pope held a mass while the people in the street were waiting for him to come out. The building in front of the church with the writing "Hirmer" on it is a men's department store, the biggest in Germany. They always have such beautiful flower boxes on their building!
Oh, and the Oktoberfest starts on Saturday! If you ever imagined what it's like; well, it's Hell in a huge beer tent.

In knitting news, the Victoria tank is going along quite well. The body is all done, and I'm just starting the shoulder straps and the picot edging. Then, by the end of summer, it will be finished! Yay! That's what I call great timing.

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