Germany – stereotypes

I was very amused by a comment written by VeehCirra, Kenya, in my article at weekly-photo-challenge-contrast – so I was inspired to breed over stereotypes too:

1 – where the world thinks I live
the 7 dwarves' cottage+Boulevard Window
… and where I really live (photo on the right side, Berlin boulevard)
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2 – how the world says I dress (photo of a boy by Giancarlo Rado, left side)
Die Deutschen+wood & steel
… and how I really dress (photo on the right side, playing Dobro)
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3 – what they think I’m doing
a modern Sisyphus+Epicurus
… and what I really do (photo on the right side, drinking tea)
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related:

AFRICAN
Suri by Lars-Gunnar Svärd
Suri
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www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=381547421871685&set=a…
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RUSSIANS
“Rehearsal military parade” by Valery Titievsky, Novosibirsk
Rehearsal military parade
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www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=382955795064181&set=a…
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MEXICAN
“Don Genaro” by gdiazdeleon
Don Genaro
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www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=383150101711417&set=a…
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JAPANESE
“It’s full…” (Tokyo) by manganite
It's full...
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www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=387250871301340&set=a…
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IRISH AMERICAN
“Mrs. KELLY” by Frizztext
Mrs. KELLY
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www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=394308553928905&set=a…
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HISPANIC
“cuba havana callejon de hamel” by Retlaw Snellac / Walter Callens, Belgium
cuba havana callejon de hamel
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www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=394242010602226&set=a…
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White American
“lady, on shopping tour” by Frizztext
lady in black
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www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=387527187940375&set=a…
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African Americans
“red GUCCI suit…” by Frizztext
red GUCCI suit...
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www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=385919824767778&set=a…
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African American Women
“the green suit” by Frizztext
the green suit
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www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=388858174473943&set=a…
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East Asian Dudes
“Pig on bike – Kaesong North Korea” by Eric Lafforgue
Pig on bike - Kaesong North Korea
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www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=388495437843550&set=a…
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33 responses to “Germany – stereotypes

  1. This is really interesting, that attire is hilarious…stereotypes are usually so far from the mark.

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  2. Good on you, you are better than the stereotype

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  3. great choice of photos! thank you very much

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  4. Lol! I might just do one. “Nigeria – stereotypes”. Loads of fun ahead ;-).

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  5. You made me smile! Love this post. :-D

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  6. One of my best friend and neighbor is from Germany and she went back last year to visit her family there. I was invited to come along but was afraid to fly across the ocean. She has awsome stories about her country and of course many photos. We tend to misunderstand how Germany is today. Thanks for sharing.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  7. Ohhhhhhhh? Don’t you’re a retired cosmonaut? :)))))

    Very good article my friend.

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  8. The baby is so cute and sweet.

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  9. Beautifully done, F.T…
    and so much fun to learn a bit more about your real life, too… :)

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  10. Good topic on stereotypes of what we do, where we live…and perhaps what we think based on our ancestry. Perhaps most people are victims of some type of stereotype. I have also personally experienced professional/career stereotypes.

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  11. I didn’t really identify any of those as German stereotypes that I was familiar with.

    The most popular one that I always heard about were Germans tend to be overly amorous and sexually adventurous. There is also the “German precision” and ingenuity that many believe is the best in the world.

    I suppose there are worse assumptions for a person to make about you… but, like all stereotypes that doesn’t make them true.

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  12. Hooray for so humoursly and scenically combatting the errors of stereotypes, Frizz. I DESPISE stereotyping. I, for one, am anything BUT a typical U.S. “Southern Belle”. Phooey!

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  13. Well I for one am glad you set everyone straight Frizz! You live a good life my friend.

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  14. That’s why I always say that traveling to other countries should be mandatory for everyone! Barring that… travel blogging is awesome!

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  15. Stereotypes are here to stay; even as awful as most of them are… it’s human nature to judge and sweeping brushstrokes. I love the post and the photos. Oh, and I love drinking tea. :-)

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  16. I meant to say: it’s human nature to judge in sweeping brushstrokes… ;-)

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  17. beauty….
    hm,….. i want to ask something, but……ha ha no….

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  18. it was not quite sure, if Randy Newman was featuring irony about stereotypes when he sang his SHORT PEOPLE; maybe he was really pissed by narrow minded people?

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  19. REDNECKS:
    Randy Newman isn’t a racist – it’s an anti-racist song
    (read the comments at YouTube there…):

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  20. In Germany before the war (1934)

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  21. It’s money that I love …

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  22. Great theme Frizztext! I think travel wipes out ill conceived preconceptions but your post came close :-) Tempted to do one on Indians too…..the snake rope trick etc etc!

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  23. Good one, Frizz. I really despise stereotypes. They have to GO.
    (but I wouldn’t mind looking like that shopping chick) tee hee

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