year we decided to accept Martin's invitation to come and see him and
Ilse in Regensburg. We leave Varde early in the morning and reach
Regensburg early in the evening. After unpacking we quickly decide to
go to a cosy place to have a meal and a beer.
In the morning we have breakfast in the
attic of their cosy old house near the Danube.
have planned to be tourists in Regensburg, and since his move to
Regensburg Martin has read a lot about the town, so he can be our
tourist guide. On the staircase they have their shoes, and Martin sits
down to tie his shoelaces. But he and Ilse are artists, which can be
seen from the many pictures hanging on the walls.
It is a cold day. To cross the Danube we
make use of a very old bridge, only for pedestrians and cyclists.
the tourist guide, tells us stories about the bridge and events
relating to it. Else listens and in the background the cathedral. To
the right a foto and me with the houses next to theirs in the
and Else from an interesting angle with the cathedral behind them.
Christmas is just around the corner, so Martin gives his share to some
artist cannot do without a studio, and here we are in Martin's studio.
Else admires his paintings, and Martin presents his colourful works
with a great smile.
the evening we pass Ilse's shop: Die WundertŁte, the lucky bag, the
cornucopia, the horn of plenty. When we return, we meet her in her role
as babysitter for the neighbours' boy.
visit happens almost at the same time as the visit of some of their
friends from Bremen, so here we are all seated. The person to the left
with the glasses and the the woman in the turqoise blouse are from
Bremen, and the man in the shirt making very illustrative movements is