QUOTE: A Moment in a German Pub, 1933

“Beer, caraway seed, beeswax, coffee, pine-logs and melting snow combined with the smoke of thick, short cigars in a benign aroma across which every so often the ghost of sauerkraut would float.”

Part of a longer, highly evocative description of Zum Schwarzen Adler in Patrick Leigh Fermor’s A Time of Gifts, 1977.

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  1. you want to add the bit where he gets drunk in the keller and in one room there are a pile of SS hats piled up while the owners get drunk, in my view one of the best travel books ever.

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