Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Fürstenhagen 2007

Square dancing in FürstenhagenOnce again, the annual C3B-level square dance in the little village of Fürstenhagen, Germany, is over, and once again, it was a raging success. We had just under 40 attendees, which seems about perfect for this dance — four squares fit perfectly in the hall, and being just barely shy of a fifth square makes people sit out here and there. Some want to sit out occasionally, and some have to... and we all should, to stay a bit fresher, physically and mentally, for the ten sessions of dancing.

Opening hours of the local bank branchThe town, which has always been small, seems a bit smaller with the closing of the bakery, one of the two businesses there apart from the inn. And I just noticed this year what the bank's hours are (see photo at right): they're only open on Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m.

And now it's back to the real world, after being absent news for five days. It's nice to have the break, and I'm not always sure it's a good thing to come back to being informed — more people being bombed here or there, more storms and disasters and strife (oh my!). But I already have topics for a couple of blog posts, just from the drive home from the airport. So it goes.

For now, though, a few more photos. Real stuff tomorrow. Bis Morgen.

After the dancing: BierBarry mit Bier

Nearby Hannoversch-MündenHeisebeck, viewed from Fürstenhagen

1 comment:

Gerhard Grieb said...

Just ran across this page through Google--I grew up in the town of
Fuerstenhagen. My family was resettled there after WWII, being refugees
from the Black Sea area. We emigrated to the States (I was 10) in 1956.
Gasthaus 'Unter der Linde' owned by the Ackerhans family, existed then,
though in smaller more primitiv form. Sorry to hear the Bakery is
closed (Sustrata family?) where we used to get those huge loaves of
black bread which sustained us. I've been back there a few times since
and hope to go again soon.