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Freiburg is a place that wasn’t on my list to visit, but that I absolutely loved once I was there.  And in addition to the crazy amounts of wisteria, the tiny canals (called bachle) all over the city, and the flammkuchen (crispy pizza), one of the things I loved was the mosaics in front of businesses.  Apothecary shops had a tile “A” in front. Jewelery shops had diamonds.  A mattress store had a bed.  The stork tavern had a stork. And so on.

There are two photos of shoe mosaics because one was outside a shoe shop and one was outside a bar called Schlappen, which means shoe.  Schlappen is my friend Sarah’s New Favorite Bar.  She couldn’t get enough of that place – we went three times in two days.