Waiting for carnival
Roughly 100,000 people come each year to watch the carnival procession in Burbach, Saarbrücken, on Rosenmontag (the last Monday before Lent). Not as many as watch the processions in Mainz and Cologne, but no small figure for a town of 200,000 souls.
Clumps of snow
A shot from last week, when we still had snow. I can see how Eskimos might have hundreds of words for snow. Here, the powdery white flakes lay on the ground for weeks and took so many forms, as they were shovelled around, trodden on, frozen and blasted by wind and rain.