Fredericksburg, Texas: Oktober 2009

In the mid-1800s, a large number of Germans settled the Hill Country around Austin and San Antonio. Since then, they’ve assimilated with Texan/American culture, but they still celebrate their German heritage. No where is that more evident than in the town Fredericksburg. Back in 2009, I drove down there with a couple of friends. We stayed on a ranch outside of town and went to the Oktoberfest celebration. It was drizzling rain the whole weekend, but we still had a lot of fun.

On Main Street

Cool old stone house

This is the kind of cool old stone house that you just don’t see in Dallas.

Fredericksburg law firm

A small Fredericksburg law firm in an old house.

A very narrow alley

A very narrow alley just off the main drag.

Retro Buick sign

I love this retro Buick sign.

Admiral Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg is the hometown of Admiral Chester Nimitz.

Around Town

A shotgun shell light

The coffee shop there had these shotgun shell lights.

Don't spit on sidewalk

Don’t spit the on sidewalk in Fredericksburg.

In the Countryside

A winery just outside of town

We stopped at a winery just outside of town.

A tiny little chapel out in the country

A tiny little chapel out in the country.

At Our Cabin

Our cabin porch

Our cabin porch

Cat looking through a leaded glass window

A black cat lived outside our cabin. Here he is looking through a leaded glass window.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer, photographer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at http://steve-lovelace.com.

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  1. July 20, 2012

    […] week I posted pictures of my trip to Fredericksburg, Texas. Here are a couple more. I wish I could have gotten more photos of the Oktoberfest celebration […]

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