Most people associate Germany with cleanliness and order and while this is slowly changing in the major cities, it usually is the case throughout the country. I took this picture at the beginning of February without thinking about the topic "dirty".
To tell the truth, it is truly a significant "challenge" to find something in Germany so dirty it would be worth posting in this blog.
Perhaps it is so rare to find something so dirty, that they wanted to preserve it and put it on display in a museum? : “look how dirty it is!”
I'd like to share the story behind the photos:
In the winter on the way back from cross-country skiing in the Black Forest, my husband and I pass right by the Unimog Museum and since he is so interested in the Unimogs we stop and go inside.
I go with him inside the museum to get warmed up more than anything else. Wandering around the big exhibition hall, I usually have a hard time to find anything I'd like to capture but on this day, I did. Because I didn't have my camera with me, I took these photos with my husband's smartphone.
It made me laugh that they would place the Unimog truck in a museum _exactly_ the way they found it, without cleaning it up at all....
...and then add a sticker (in red on the hood) which says "do not touch" in three languages!! :-) :-)
For more information:
- Unimog Museum website (in German): http://www.unimog-museum.com/
- Information in English or French: http://www.unimog-museum.com/startseite/international-brochures/