Tag Archives: rural life

At a Cow, Darkly

The HundKatzMaus (DogCatMouse) exhibition in the Kunsthaus, Zurich, from 1st April to 31st July 2011 displayed art works not only of those animals. There were other mammals, as well as birds and fish.

By Giacometti. In the Kunsthaus but not the exhibition

The pink shell lady was there with that most verbal of creatures, the ‘fluffy white’, known to dog beach goers as the ‘pipecleaner’ or ‘little yapper’. It was mercifully quiet – as one would expect from something made of shells. Continue reading

I Spy Plenty in Germany

On a German road: a young man is zigzagged low over his rollerblades; legs, ankles and feet fast together like a dart; his hair streaming as he is pulled along by a galloping German Shepherd. Continue reading

It’s Not Just the Smell

Hay drenched in cattle urine and manure – that is one of the defining smells of the towns of southern Germany and I inhale it with gusto. This is most pleasurably done in the morning on the way to the bäckerei as wisps of steam twist from the piles into the crisp air. Continue reading

Road Sign

Following Mary?

Hiking Dogs and Englishmen

It’s said the English are inseparable from their dogs. Here’s how they do it.

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