Fighting the fire

Sankt FlorianSt Florian is the patron saint of firefighters.  This statue of him was erected in 1991 in front of the old building of the Munich fire brigade.

St. Florian 125 1866 1991

O heiliger Sankt Florian, verschon’ mein Haus, zünd’ and’re an“, this not-really-serious prayer in German is a wellknown saying: “O Holy St Florian, please spare my house, set fire to another one”.

 

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Literal headstones

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Typical old-fashioned carousel at a German fair.

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And my favourite apprentice firefighter.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire Trucks, Fire Houses, Fire Hydrant

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