Before meeting my parents in law for lunch, J and I took a walk through Stade, the beautiful small town. This time, I took pics of some details on the old houses which also prove their age. The weather was just right for taking pictures. As we walked from 11 to 12 am, we saw mostly empty streets (car traffic is not allowed in the old parts of town anyway). There is a popular habit in Germany (and elsewhere?) to light a big fire in the night before Easter Sunday, and many people drink a lot and have to sleep into Sunday morning.
Not what pleases pious Christians! -- At noon, we saw M and K (parents in law) and had a wonderful meal.
Later, we visited neighbours. Their son Dr J is my husband's closest friend. He has two sisters, and he had brought his kids, so there was quite a party in the garden. Dr J is shareholder of a prospecting engineering company which takes him all over the world. We get mails from Brazil, Vietnam and Nigeria. And he is the most warmhearted, down-to-earth friend and family man.
Left: Amazing tile work on an old house. Right: Arsenal from Swedish time (1648-1712)