Party Til the Cows Come Home – Viehscheid | Bavaria, Germany

    Viehscheid, the annual gathering of cows and bulls being driven down from the summer pastures in the mountainside to the valley. In the respective localities, the animals are gathered together on the so-called Scheidplatz; the shepherd “part” – that is separating the cattle out of the crowd and where every farmer gets his cattle back. This…Read more »

Catholic, Single, and Male: Swiss Guards – The Vatican’s “Military”

Vatican City has recently come alive with church leaders from around the world who are preparing to choose a new pope. As the world anxiously awaits a new pope to greet crowds of the faithful in Vatican City this week, the Vatican‘s “Military” will be keeping a watchful eye.  Indeed, the Vatican’s Swiss Guards, are something…Read more »