Saturday, February 2, 2008

Fasching, day 1

Today was the traditional storming of the Wiesbaden Rathaus (city hall) by fools, who take over for 3 days. There are obvious jokes to be made here about who would know the difference. This is the mayor's sword fight with the fool mayor - notice the real mayor has a pencil instead of a sword. Here the mayor (on the left) has handed over the key to the Rathaus.
But just in case, some of the fools are using a fire truck to enter upstairs.
For kids, Fasching is big fun. They all dress up and have school parties and spend the weekend going to parades. And while this isn't directly related to Fasching, we also saw this today - 3 accordianists playing Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" in the pedestrian zone. It was surprisingly good. They got some money from me - I'm a sucker for buskers who sound like they actually practice.

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