Posts Tagged ‘undertaker’

leaving death behind

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

I took what will likely be my last walk through Poppelsdorf today. So it seems fitting to also post this last picture of the local undertaker, who has entertained us all these years with seasonally-appropriate displays of death.

death à la mode

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

I managed to get a picture of the local undertaker’s window just days before the display changed to winter. Pumpkins are not a vegetable I ever associated with death…until now. There is something kind of sinister about them. Especially the goopy insides.

rustic death

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

So our local undertaker seems to have gone with a rustic theme for winter. There are some fluffy white hearts set against what looks like fence posts with neutral-toned urns. To see past seasonal displays, click here.

the bright side

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

It has already snowed three times in the past week, with one round sticking enough to make snowmen and have snowball fights. Which made me realize that I had better get over to my neighborhood undertaker and get a picture of fall before it is too late.

sands of time

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Summer is over. And yet I forgot to post this bucolic window display courtesy of my local undertaker. Here it is, replete with fish, seagulls and seaweed. The only thing missing is a wicker urn.

life springs eternal

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

Spring brings butterflies and flowers to the caskets of our local undertaker.

death takes wing

Friday, March 30th, 2007

I mark the seasons by the changing coffin displays at the local undertaker. Right now, we’re still in late winter with cherubic hearts hovering over white coffins. If you missed the past seasons, click here.

german pyramids

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

 EuroYankee finds endless entertainment in the window displays of the neighborhood undertaker. Currently: get buried Egyptian Pharaoh style. Too weird. For one year they did a “seasonal” display. The fall hedgehog motif was my favorite to date.

season of death

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

I’ve been following the seasonal window display of our neighborhood undertaker. The winter display was very low-key compared with summer and fall.

hedgehog heaven

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

 Got busted taking photos of our neighborhood undertaker today. A woman came out and demanded to know what I was doing. Fortunately, my comical German accent and observation that “German shop windows are much more artistic than those in America” won her over. “It’s no problem,” she told me. “Take as many pictures as you want.”

I’m thinking those stuffed animals on top of the coffin are hedgehogs not groundhogs, since this is Europe. Apparently hedgehogs are lactose intollerant. Surprising they continue to thrive in the Land of Cream.

For a picture from this summer, when Aunt Sally christened it the Underwater Undertaker, click here.