I know it is not photo of the year, but it is not every day that when I approach the ouside world to see what it looks like after hugging the bed I see a hot air balloon floating around in the sky. We do have them now and again, especially in Summer, but not an every day appearance. I shot a photo with the only thing I had in my hand which was my iPhone, but even the almost newest model with super camera lens could not zoom in enough, Afterwards I got my DSLR camera and managed to shoot a couple of photos before it disappeared on its journey, but you will have to wait for them. I will have to upload them later when I have more time. Now I only have time for breakfast and a morning blog, out on the porch on a sunny morning.
I was again on my way in town yesterday, but I had the week-end shopping to deal with. Before I entered town I passed by our old fortifications which are no longer for protection, but more a tourist attraction and a place for various town exhibitions or events. The old moat is still there, but no longer filled with water, although I am not sure if it ever was filled with water. I asked Mr. Swiss, but he does not know either. This year we are celebrating 2,000 years of Solothurn, our town, and there are many events taking place for the celebration. One is called Zart which is various art happenings, with all sorts of strange objects in town.
I took a photo of this strange object a couple of days ago, might have already shown it here, and had no idea what it was supposed to be. It seems this is one of the creations from the artists, although I am still not sure what it is. Anyhow it was good for a photo. At least we do not have to be careful about getting too close to each other, and it is an event that will not be locked down due to our corona threat.
Many other events have been cancelled. We have our Autumn fair in September, since many years featuring the local tradesmen and stores, but this will not be in 2020, too risky with the pandemic. I also noticed that our annual cheese days, generally in August, will not be as usual. Generally they transform one of our squares into a bovine show with many good looking cows from the local farmers, but this year it will be without cows and just market stands with various cheese and other dairy products.
This photo is from last year. There is also a vote for the best cow, although I think it depends more on milk production than good looks. Our cows are all good looking, even without their horns. I will miss my visit to the cheese days this year.
Today I will again be off to town this afternoon, but really only for the sake of going somewhere, although I have a couple of items I want to get. I am making a chilli con carne this evening and like to mix some peppers with it, but only have the coloured ones, and forgot to get a green one. They also have a special offer with fresh meat over the counter at the moment, so I will see if they have something worth freezing for a later date. Saturday is always interesting as we might have a few musicians in town coupled with a little action. It looks like it will be a nice sunny day today, not too hot, and I want to make the most of it.
On the way home I passed our St. Urs fountain, the town’s patron saint, along the main street. And now I should move on to deal with other Saturday chores. I just remembered I should begin to cook my meat for lunch. It is boiled beef and needs a couple of hours to simmer until lunch.
Have a great week-end, keep away form virus suspicious places and keep washing your hands. See you later.