June 15, 2017 – I rose early this morning to write and walk the streets and was rewarded in so many ways. There is some sort of festival happening in Bamberg today; we can’t figure out exactly what it is and the lady at the front desk only knew that it’s a catholic church festival. The really interesting thing is that they are piping the service from the cathedral on the hill throughout the old town area with an elaborate speaker system, so the streets are filled with chants in latin and hymns in german. Here’s a video clip from the flower box outside our hotel room to give you a sense of what this sounds like… it’s pretty cool!