Monday, January 25, 2016

Freiburg memories: the clown

I remember two "public figures" from my first few years in Freiburg. One of them is the famous beggar from the fountain at Martinstor, a descendent of a Swiss nobleman; the other, a clown who used to perform on Saturdays in the center of town. His entire show consisted of two things: walking behind other people and caricaturing their gait; and acting as though he was pulling streetcars and buses. The amazing thing was that the streetcar and bus drivers always played along.

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  1. In the late '70s I nicknamed him Aqualung. Emme hung out in O'Dwyers in the '90s. He died a few years ago.