The Quirky Streets Of Passau. And The Food!

After yesterday’s bird’s eye perspective of the beautiful Bavarian city of Passau, today’s mission is to get down to street level. AND, most important of all, to show my food-adoring audience what we gorged ourselves on. If you can’t wait even a second longer – the cake’s at the very end ๐Ÿ™‚

But let’s start with a bit of glamour. Passau has it:

Golden Dogs in Passau

The streets may not be paved with gold, but the dogs certainly make up for it.

How about a touch of the exotic? Here's an innovative display in a spice shop.

How about a touch of the exotic? Taken inside a spice shop.

How about something (im)practical? This giant rucksack will accommodate three four-year-olds and a kitchen sink.

Or maybe something (im)practical? This giant rucksack will accommodate three four-year-olds stacked on top of each other, plus a kitchen sink.

Now here's an original shoe shop display :)

Now here’s an original shoe shop display ๐Ÿ™‚

There's some wicked witches about. My little brother there on the left doesn't stand a chance...

There’s some wicked witches about. My little brother there on the left doesn’t stand a chance…

Red Cockerels

I think this is my favourite photo, the pink church makes the perfect backdrop ๐Ÿ™‚

One of the spires of Passau cathedral

One of the spires of Passau cathedral

A glimpse of Passau Cathedral's splendid ceiling

A glimpse of Passau Cathedral’s splendid ceiling

One of the doors

More Passau Cathedral – a side portal

Passauer Dom Door Detail

Passau Durchgang

Passau Statue

Statue of writer and poet Emerenz Meier, born 1874 near Passau, died 1928 in Chicago. There was a touching poem on the plaque below, which made the point that, had she not been lumbered with female domestic responsibilities, she would probably have been as famous as Goethe or Schiller.

Passau Wasserturm

Passau Ufer

Passau Torbogen

My brother Martin on the right

OK. You’ve made it to this point, so you’ve earned yourself a hearty meal. And CAKE!

Pork in a creamy mushroom sauce with Spรคtzle.

Pork in a creamy mushroom sauce with Spรคtzle.

 

Some kind of vegetable bake

Some kind of vegetable bake with parmesan shavings. Very tasty, my mother said.

What you've all been waiting for: DESSERT!

What we’ve all been waiting for: DESSERT!

Raspberry cake

Raspberry cake

Apricot-quark strudel

Apricot-quark strudel

Everyone satisfied…?

 

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55 thoughts on “The Quirky Streets Of Passau. And The Food!

  1. somewonderland

    huh, that’s something new to me. I’ve never seen a golden retriever this literary golden. Did those (most probably Russian) ladies took it for a walk or something?
    And I’m blaming you for a Doberman sized drool pool on my floor… Where do one gets cake this good at 11pm?

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      That golden doggie belonged to the shop in front… I wish I’d taken a picture of the golden gnome in the window!

      I recommend a weekend break in Passau. It’s small, and walkable, and it seemed like there was great food everywhere ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Kim in Fiji

    Well I loved the chicken! I wish we had one just like it at the beginning of our driveway. And I was taken with the story of Emerenz Meier – so looked her up in Wikipedia, there is nearly nothing there. So glad in the days of the blog, women’s voices can be widely published, and “household burdens” can be reduced to “eating cake”

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      That sure is one fine chicken, and it would have a rollicking ol’ time in Fiji ๐Ÿ™‚

      I don’t think EM’s works have been translated into other languages… but I could be wrong.

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  3. Michael V Owens

    The churches, street scenes and other pics look sumptuous! The tower pic (see the water line in the flood?) below Ms Meier tells us much about that city’s history, dependence on the rivers, etc…

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      1. Kim in Fiji

        Actually, spaghetti is always singular, never plural – though I hadn’t thought of it. e.g. the spaghetti IS better than the salad “Spaghetti” alone refers to a plate of -, serving of – package of – OR (sorry to gross us out) can of – Plural would be “spaghetti noodles” , e.g. the spaghetti noodles ARE stuck together again.. If I’d paid more attention in grammar class I would have the fancy terminology to explain it with.

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  4. Andean

    My favorite is the one with someone’s nose on the right side of the photo.
    The last one with your brother going down the winding road is also great…. love the sign on the top left. What does it say?

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  5. June

    Nothing like a big red cock in the foreground of a photo to make it stand out. That one is my favourite, too! Do I also see a chocolate รฉclair in the cake selection? Those are my favourites!

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  6. freebutfun

    Oh boy, my heart took a little break when I saw the giant backpack and I heard a little whisper say: you need to pack lighter! Lucky even my heart understood it wasn’t there for me to carry, so I’ll live. Phew.

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  7. restlessjo

    I was thinking to myself ‘what a very strange place’ till I got to your cathedral shots. They are really beautiful! The apricot strudel doesn’t look too bad, either ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      You see, I’m trying not to overdo it with shots of historic buildings, there are so many peppered across the interwebs already… I’m more of a fan of ‘street shots’, but it’s tricky to get good ones, as it’s all in the timing. And my timing is crap ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  8. Jackie Cangro

    I would like you to know that I restrained myself. I did not jump ahead to the end.
    The cathedral ceiling is lovely.

    Now for my favorite photo of all: Apricot-quark strudel! It looks divine. Please tell me that it tasted as good as it looked.

    PS – I wonder if the golden dog is anything like the golden goose who laid golden eggs. HA.

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      IT WAS AS GOOD AS IT LOOKED! We picked that cafรฉ by chance, and it seems they’ve won loads of prizes for their creations. Well deserved, as far as we could tell ๐Ÿ™‚

      You could dye Reggie… now that would confuse Little Kitty ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. Nene

    Mmmmmmmmmh, lovely food! And the two oldie schickimickis – you see that all the time. Every available piece of jewellery on, impossible shoes and many Tueten! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. theblackberryboys

    Wow PASSAU looks great! You are making Bavaria more and more appealing ๐Ÿ™‚ The vergetable bake looks yummy. And the quark studel looks divine. What is that long chocolate thing? What is inside of it? We have something similar here: it has chocolate inside and it is called deer tounge.

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  11. joannesisco

    ok – so obviously I’m still trying to play catch up with reading blog posts. In case you’re keeping score, I’m losing.
    What can I say? Your pictures are always amazing but today you outdid yourself. All I can say is – Wow! I’d be hard-pressed to say which one I liked best … the amazing indoor shot of the cathedral ceiling? … or the funky fence posts with the pink church in the background? Is that a cat with binoculars?
    I shouldn’t, however, have read this post before dinner. Your mom’s plate with the vegetable bake made me drool!!

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