Fredericksburg, Texas, was founded in 1846 and named after Prince Frederick of Prussia. The first German settlers used a dialect called Texas German because they refused to speak English. Can’t help wondering what that sounded like. We thought this German-Texan town was interesting, starting with the architecture. . . .
(I’m experimenting with collages. Let me know if anything looks a little wonky.)
What surprised me was the level of sophistication in this little Texas town. Often, this kind of place caters to tourists and is full of kitschy stuff. Not so much Fredericksburg:
The quilt place was especially wonderful. Everything you can imagine made out of quilts with beautiful patterns.
I thought these shoes deserved a stand-alone shot. Just the right person might be able to pull off this look–whaddya think?
As I said, not a lot of kitsch in Fredericksburg, but I couldn’t resist shooting this:
Someone did a brilliant job of painting this version of Betty Boop, didn’t they?
We ate lunch here. The Sauerbraten and hot German potato salad were excellent. I almost felt like I was back in Germany.
More on Tuesday.