Saturday, July 4, 2009

233rd 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

The United States seems so incredibly young, which I guess is due to the fact that it is.

Thanksgiving and the 4th of July are two holidays that always make me homesick. I think it's the American spirit, gatherings, and the non-exclusive nature of the two. They both just seem so uniting and celebratory.

This is a photo I took a while back, at a county fair in Ohio, that my roommate took me to. I loved walking through the barn and seeing the animals. All of the farmers were very proud of their livestock and there was a great feeling of community. The glowing light just seems like a ray of hope and the flags are the sweetest little detail that give it the ultra Americana vibe.

Tomorrow I'll post more about how we spent our day.


DM said...

I am looking for a way to contact a Catholic church in Mettenheim, Bavaria. It is a Catholic church of the Seven Archangels. When I do come acrss something, it is in German. I apologise- I do not speak or understand German. Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for the consideration

Emily + Stefan said...

Hello DM...

I really had some trouble finding a contact for that specific church, however I have found information that may help. Hopefully they can give you further information:

Kirchenplatz 7
84453 Mühldorf a. Inn
Telefon: 08631/3767-0
Telefax: 08631/3767-49

office hours:
Mon-Thurs -08:30 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 15:30
Fri- 08:30 - 12:00

another help may be:
You can cut and paste the German for a rough English translation.

I searched for Mettenheim bei Mühldorf Sieben erzengel and found this link through a Mühldorf page about churches (kirche) and religion.

As they say here, 'Grüß Gott' and best of luck.

JoernandAllison said...

I love that picture. It seems to really caputre Americana in all its glory.

Emily said...

Thanks! I thought the same thing. It's so middle-America.