Alois Beyer

Today I visited Alois Beyer, a good friend and also a distant relative. More than ten years ago I already spent a few days with him in his wonderful old farmhouse, situated on a hill and surrounded by woods, near the major district town Miesbach in Bavaria. Things have changed in the last years, on the parcel now stands a newly constructed building, Alois, who is living alone since the death of his wife in the late nineties, is invalid and lonely, the new neighbours cleaned up the courtyard, cut the trees and removed the gravestone in memory of his wife Rosalie where he used to pray. Alois gave over the farm to his close friend, the farmer next of his property – with a life annuity contract, a tradition still alive in the 21st century in this region – one hot meal per day until the day he dies. The life of Alois is eventful and tragic, I love his never ending stories and his joy for every little gesture…

1 Kommentar:

  1. Creo que me gusta más la primera foto, por lo que cuenta de la historia de forma sencilla y que transmite esa impresión de ese hombre mayor, tal vez fatigado, que sale de su casa, de un refugio que tiene tan marcado el paso del tiempo como su propietario.