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Many small towns in Germany have a history of putting on festivals designed to get the community spirit flowing and to give local clubs, businesses, and other institutions a bit of exposure. Sometimes even individual city neighborhoods put on their own festivals, and so it is with our neighborhood in Kassel, which is celebrating its 62nd annual “Kirmes” this weekend.
These pictures were taken from our little French balcony which overlooks the street. Kassel suffered severe damage during the war with many historic buildings being destroyed and later replaced by architecturally unattractive buildings. The houses across from ours, some of which you can just see on the right hand side of the above photo, are turn of the century apartment buildings (like ours) which remained unharmed by bombings.
Not bad for an afternoon’s entertainment that you didn’t need to leave the balcony for.