Scavenger III here we come

The past Saturday and Sunday were predicted to be two gorgeous days so we made quick plans for a two-day tour in the Bavarian countryside. (Still hoping to find time to write up a journal.) Saturday evening I checked and sure enough there was the new list and I got started.

1. Satellite dish: Actually I wanted to get a picture of the stork (not enough zoom on my lens for that though) and at home I saw I also had a satellite dish.
I thought these looked very cool. Not sure they could be called satellite dishes, though. The Raisting Satellite Earth Station is the largest satellite communications facility in Germany.
2. Animal: Saw lots of cows and horses on our trip.
More animals: I loved this flock of sheep, complete with shephard and sheep dog keeping the sheep in line. Hard to get a picture with the bright sun and dark shade.
3. Arch: We stopped in Polling, site of an old monastery
Some more arches
4. Curb of natural stone
5. Something purple: I was no longer sure I could tell the difference between pink, lavender, violet and purple. But this beautiful garden seemed to cover them all.
6. Hand painted sign: They wouldn’t let me bring my bike in the church! These are very old hand painted pew numbers. The Z is a two, the i a one.
Hand painted sign with bike: It says please don’t lean your bikes. We didn’t since we have kick stands. Wouldn’t have anyway.
7. Weathered brick wall
8. Crack in concrete: I know there is a difference between concrete and cement, but I don’t know which one was used here to coat the bricks.
9. Cloud that resembles something: Do you see that funny animal? It’s a frish. He has a frog’s head and fish’s body and two little legs for good measure.
10. Something bright and colorful: I thought that was pretty bright and colorful for a bench.
11. A fork lift: Somehow getting my bike in the picture just didn’t work.
12. A treasure: A sweet little water spigot with a rooster
13. Y shaped object: The basin underneath the rooster spigot
14. Something to recycle: Red Cross old clothes collection point. Yikes!
15. A sparkly object: A multi-faceted mirror object of art in the forest
Another view of the sparkly object
It’s not a trike – it seems trikes are becoming just as obsolete as reel lawn mowers. Kids start with these two-wheelers that they propel with their feet and soon graduate to a bike with pedals. They have learned to balance and are on their little bicycles at a very early age. But I’ll keep looking for a trike.
Classic car supplement: A Mercedes 220 SE, according to what I read manufactured betwen 1959 and 1968.
Bird nest supplement: Real bird nests, decoration in our hotel

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

7 response to "Scavenger III here we come"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: June 14, 2021

    Wow, Suzanne. If there are awards for scavenger hunt entries, this should earn one. So many interesting images. I especially liked your bike in the sparkly object and the birds nest; and those sheep! I was intrigued too by the sign requesting that you not lean your bike on the wall. That says something about the culture there, that bikes are so common that there’s even a need to mention it.

    I hope you write it up on CycleBlaze, with a map.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: June 14, 2021

      Thanks! Giving you a foretaste of Bavaria. Yes, I’ll write up the journal with map.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: June 14, 2021

    OMGosh! I agree with Scott — award to you ;’-).

    LOVE the sheep, the rooster faucet, the arch, the weathered wall. Heck, I love them all.

    I cannot think that I will find a curb made of natural stone, and I like yours a lot.

    I declare you a winner. I look forward to reading your journal entry ;’-).

    • By: Suzanne Posted: June 14, 2021

      Thanks, Nancy! Ok, with so much encouragement I definitely have to write up the trip.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 14, 2021

    Ditto what Scott said — an excellent ensemble of photos!
    The cloud resembles a tardigrade to me, and the Mercedes with whitewall tires! Cool!
    Im not seeing present day tricycles here either, as you said, they go from a balance bicycle to training wheels, to the real thing. That’s if they have to pedal anything at all, lots of lots of little electric vehicles all over the place kids are riding.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: June 14, 2021

      Tardigrade! LOL. I had already forgotten what that is and had to look it up again.

  4. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: June 14, 2021

    I have always loved your photography, Suzanne. And I look forward to a write-up of your tour with Janos.

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