Budenfest noch wieder

Kandern Bahnhof, DE

September 10, 2011. I got up early to sketch the little train station this Saturday morning before the town of Kandern gets inundated with visitors from all over the region. Today is the first day of Budenfest, and the center of town is filled with temporary restaurants that are constructed in two days, used for the weekend, then disassembled until next year. Various clubs host booths selling everything from sugared waffles to venison, schnapps to spätzle. There is also an equestrian competition over at the clay field, and I'm sure this little train station will be offering rides for the tourists to neighboring villages through the valley.

3 comments:

Rene Fijten said...

I wish you a happy Budenfest, these German townfairs are really a pleasure. Especially when considering the excellent regional beers. As an side observation, I would like to know who invented this horrible spätzle....

Alex Zonis said...

Beautiful place beautifully rendered! I love the wistfulness your drawings have.

RobCarey said...

thank you, Rene & Alex. I didn't get the spätzle this year- opted for the schnitzel and zwiebelwei instead- yum. And we shared a funnel cake, tried not think how unhealthy it was. I like the word wistful, Alex, very much.