Monday, March 3, 2014

My name is Bindergasse...


Ich heiße Bindergasse
Der Schlägel hier erklang
An Zuber, Yhr und Fasse
Gar gute Jahre lang

An old mural in the Binder-Street in Bolzano / Bozen.

This post is linked to Monday Mural.


13 comments:

Kate said...

I tried to translate, using online translator, but no luck. Whatever it means, they look like they are having a good time.

Karl Demetz said...

I don't have a perfect translation too,
but the meaning is more or less this:
My name is Bindergasse (cooper street?)
the mallet here resounded,
on vats, kegs and barrels,
many many years long.

Chrissy Brand said...

Lovely vintage artwork Karl.

Sharon Anck said...

Thanks for the bit of translation above. I recognized something about a good year and I thought it might be a good year for wine since they seem to be dancing around a wine barrel.

Karl Demetz said...

Yes Sharon, this is a wine barrel, and they are the manufacturers of barrels, of course...

Halcyon said...

Very nice find! I like the old poem. :)

VP said...

You always amaze me with these murals! This one is really great!

William Kendall said...

It looks quite whimsical, and I do like the style of the writing!

Tanya Breese said...

oh i love this!!

RedPat said...

Another good one! I love the historical feel of it.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

These remnants of bygone times are so wonderful to see. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Jack said...

I'm not going to worry about what it means. The artwork and lettering are lovely.

Dina said...

What fun--both the artwork and the language.
When I started German in 1959 in Chicago public school our textbooks were still in the old and beautiful script. I'm sorry they stopped using it.

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