Monday, June 6, 2011
Germany - Day 4 Part II - More Zons
This is the rest of the Zons post. Too many photos in one posting gives the Blogger indigestion.
We always enjoy looking in the Backerei (Bakery) windows.
The May Pole can still be seen in the square.
The troops of the Archbishop of Cologne (yes, the church was a military power in those days) stole 50 pigs from the villagers. Ultimately, the Archbishop compensated the villagers for the pigs. This was considered a victory for the villagers.......an even bigger deal than taking on the US Federal Government and winning. As a result, the event is memorialized in the statue and fountain at the city square.
Any old excuse for a photo op. The backs of the pigs were polished bright by many other pairs of pants so we weren't the first.