After the Flood

A few weeks ago, a small river turned into a deadly stream after heavy rainfall in Simbach am Inn in Eastern Bavaria. A few days later I went there for dpa to cover the aftermath. I happened to run into two guys, Georg and Michael, who have owned a record store for almost forty years. Their house was built right next to the river and only one record, one CD and a broken frame with a photo of Jimie Hendrix had survived the flood. Strikingly, the music CD that they found in the mud, when I was there, was "Welcome to my Nightmare" by Alice Cooper. But the two men hadn't lost their joie de vivre and were just happy to have survived!

all photos © Andreas Gebert/dpa