Chocolate in German

Silly statues


Straw animals

Humorous statues of Germany

Perching birds

Window Elf

Humorous signs

Man holding up building

Stone face


M-o-n-s-t-e-r Words in the German Language
Bill Ewald humor




Humorous museum pieces

Humorous photos

German pointing sign

Humorous people

Statues in Germany

Thinking Statue Irish bust

Fork in the water

Here's an unforkedible photo taken on Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland by John Blanchette.guards

When in Venice, you’ll want to dress up for the occasion from now on!

That’s because Venice officials now expect tourists to follow some new rules in St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), the “drawing room of Europe.”

It’s a great urban space dominated by the Basilicia and the Doge’s Palace, and it was paved with bricks in the 13th century. Venice wants to keep it tidy and neat--and keep frumpiness out.

The new decency patrols, as they are informally called, will be looking for people who are devouring lunch or a snack other than in commercial areas such as restaurants, who bare their chests, who are sleeping in the square, who litter the area or who decide to ‘”camp out.”

You can’t even sit down to relax under the porticos or other buildings around the square now. One of the menacing problems of the square is the pigeons, which are attracted to the food. Violators of the new ordinances can be fined up to a whopping 500 euros.

small yellow car
Europe has some of the smallest cars—ever!
We saw one so small that a person who weighed more than 145 pounds could not have fit into it.
This tiny yellow car, found in Alpnachstad, Switzerland (at the foot of Mt. Pilatus) has some growin’ up to do!



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1. Thou shalt not expect to find things precisely as they are at home... for thou hast left home to find things different.

2. Thou shalt not be unhappy with schedule changes...for schedule changes are inevitable and part of great adventure.

3. Remember to take half as many clothes as thou thinkest and twice the money.

4. Thou shalt not let other travelers get on thy nerves...for thou art paying good money to enjoy thyself.

5. Thou shalt not judge an entire nation by one person with whom thou hast had a problem.

6. Thou shalt carry a passport at all times, for a person without a passport is a person without a country.

7. Thou shalt not look to assign blame when problems arise, for we are all in the boat together.

8. Thou shalt not worry, for he that worrieth hath no pleasure...and few things are fatal.

9. When in Spain and Portugal, do as the Spaniards and Portuguese do.

10. Remember that thou art a guest in other lands and he that treats his host with respect shalt be an honored guest. Mark Waldron



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In a 1880 trip to the top of 6,000-ft. Mt. Rigi near Lucerne, Switzerland, writer/humorist Mark Twain is quoted as saying: “The jodling (pronounced yodling--emphasis on the “o”) continued, and was very pleasant and inspiriting to hear. Now the jodler appeared--a sheperd boy of sixteen, and in our gladness and gratitude, we gave him a franc to jodel some more. So he jodeled, and we listened. We moved on, presently, and he generously jodeled us out of sight.

After about fifteen minutes we came across another sheperd boy who was jodling, and gave him half a franc to keep it up. He also jodeled us out of sight. After that, we found a jodler every ten minutes; we gave the first one eight cents, the second one six cents, the third one four, the fourth one a penny, contributed nothing to Nos. 5,6 and 7, and during the remainder of the day hired the rest of the jodelers, at a franc apiece, not to jodel anymore. There is somewhat too much jodling in the Alps.