On Saturday, Janey from Is That You Darling? hosted the September edition of her monthly A Photo an Hour linkup. I was quite excited to take part this time as I had actual plans for the day. For once a photo an hour post that wouldn’t consist solely of me drinking endless cups of tea and maybe going food shopping! Naturally, I was in ;-) So here’s my day at the Wurstmarkt wine festival recorded in one photo per hour.
9 a.m. (I actually got up at 8:30 but forgot it was photo an hour day until after I’d showered). Deciding what to wear is difficult in the current changeable weather conditions!
10 a.m. Breakfast time! Tea is definitely needed.
11 a.m. On the train with our tickets (actually, I have a Bahncard 100 so this isn’t my ticket)
12 noon. Waiting for our second train to leave. Here’s a terrible picture of Neustadt train station.
1 p.m. Made it! Now to have a walk around and see what food’s on offer.
2 p.m. Food eaten (wild boar Bratwurst and wild boar Saumagen with potato salad – yum!), now for my first glass of wine. Mindful of the long day of wine drinking ahead of us, I went for Schorle (spritzer).
3 p.m. Selecting my next wine – in the Weindorf area, they have proper menus (and table decorations – notice the plant under the menu)
4 p.m. Still drinking Weinschorle in the same tent, so to avoid taking the same photo again (it was a different wine, but it looked the same!) I went with a a selfie in my friend’s sock monkey hat.
5 p.m. Time to try some different wines in the slightly less posh area – no cushions on the seats here!
6 p.m. Entertainment! A mini “marching band” was playing next to the wine hut thingy we were in.
7 p.m. On to another hut for some different wines. Hmm, what to choose?
8 p.m. Moooore wine! Going down nicely ;-)
9 p.m. Off back to the train station. We came across this fountain on the way.
10 p.m. We had to change trains twice on the way home, this photo was taken on train number 2.
10:20 p.m. Bonus photo! We changed trains for the second time in Winden, where we were reunited with the model geese we discovered there last year. Here I am getting reacquainted with my goosey friend ;-)
11 p.m. We arrived back in Karlsruhe to find this going on at the train station. I have no idea what it was all about! (I’ve blurred out some faces because German privacy laws are strict and I’m paranoid about being punished.)
And that’s my final photo. By midnight, Jan and I were already tucked up in bed with our glasses of water, a fun day having been had by all. The Wurstmarkt in Bad Dürkheim is the world’s largest wine festival. In 2014, it’s on for one final weekend – from 18-21 September. If you’re in the area, get yourself down there. You won’t regret it!
You can see what the other participants in the linkup got up to on this day by going to Jane’s blog post.