Sunday Brunch with Mannequins at Der Maldaner

Back in Texas, people often meet with friends for Sunday brunch to catch up on their weeks (especially in Austin, where tangerine-tinged mimosas flow in abundance).  In Germany, however, brunch is a foreign concept.  While practically every retail store is closed as if on holiday, several restaurants don't open on the "day of rest" until … Continue reading Sunday Brunch with Mannequins at Der Maldaner

Heidelberg’s “Old Bridge”: A Romantic View Just Around the Riverbend

Bridges symbolize a plethora of ideas in literature, from connecting one entity to another seemingly separate one, and finally rising above things simply flowing "under the bridge."  They also denote isolation from life, as all forms of life, from humans to plants, require water to survive.  But, enough of philosophical talk (I was just trying … Continue reading Heidelberg’s “Old Bridge”: A Romantic View Just Around the Riverbend