“Culture” has different meanings in German.
First of all, it describes how a community is organised. Each group of people can develop a certain kind of culture. How to treat each other, hierarchies or styles of music, theatre, art, poetry and so on. Common roots ensure common and similar ideas in how communities work.
Another meaning is in agriculture and in farming. There are culture plants and animals: domesticated plants or animals. They are usually planted or raised for human needs: either as a source of food or to have other advantages from them i.e. cats hunting mice and rats, horses and donkeys carry loads or oxen pull the plow.
More than 2000 years ago, the Romans came north to conquer Europe. They brought their style of living, their ideas of art, their architecture and their plants, like vine and their knowledge how to produce wine from the grapes. As a result you can find wine yards everywhere, where the Romand have settled, when the soil made wine bars possible.
This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.
I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.