May 2006


Weimar Heute Abend

Weimar Fashion Show

Originally uploaded by elmada.

J. observed over on Germany Doesn’t Suck, that four day weekends in Germany seem to be extremely accurate predictors for rainy weather.

This is sadly true for Weimar, although I started out today by taking a couple hour walk of parts that I had never seen before—all of which were surprisingly dipol graffiti free! I was surprised not to see any until I approached the center of town.

As I noted yesterday, today is a long shopping night, but I decided against going to the Queen of Germany election because of the rain—as much fun as watching young ladies wearing ill-fitting and poorly chosen dresses can be, the idea of walking 20 minutes through a steady drizzle managed to dampen my spirits.

Instead you’ll have to make do with a snap or two of the fashion show they held in the late afternoon before it got dark, but whilst it was raining. (I had to buy an umbrella today; I foolishly left mine at home!)

In other random news, I started participating in Photo Friday this week—the theme this week is “Home” – and I found an awesome photo in my Flickr account. Observant Weimar train riders probably know the house immediately.

Also, Bloomington’s been on my mind (perhaps because of the impending trip). Things I am looking forward to: eating Greek’s Pizza, sweet potato fries at Roots, French toast at Wee Willies, Blue Suede Shoes fruit smoothie at soma, and… well, I hadn’t realized how food-centric all my wants are, at least vis-a-vie Bloomington. At least due to an accidentally stupid mistake on my part, I will only be two blocks from two gay bars, both of which will be smoke free!

5 comments to Weimar Heute Abend

  • Ed

    update: Ladymans was closed due to an Arson fire for a couple of weeks but is open now. Wee Willies had a fire just this week but were only closed a day and a half. I hope the catch the arsonist before somebody gets hurt or real damage is done that causes one of the traditional places to close for good. I don’t know when you will be there but I’ll try to keep you posted if anything else happens.

  • You are absolutely right. The clothes matches the gloomy weather. The lady in black looks like she guzzled up a whole bottle of laxatives

  • My Bloomington favourites also include Malibu Grill, the Bakehouse, and Bloomington Bagel Co. I concur that Soma is the best independent coffee shop in the city. 🙂

  • MT

    Lucky us. Long weekend here = hotter than crap outside. Blah.

  • Arson in Bloomington at all the best local greasy spoons?! That’s terrible–Which Wee Willies? I’m fond of the one on Walnut, not the one in Ellettsville.