Actually, no! In Munich there was the feeling that many were away on holiday, street parking was no longer a problem for motorists. But while I was constantly hearing of horrible weather in England on the BBC Radio 4 Today program, here in Bavaria it was mostly glorious sunshine with only a few cloudy days. Today's high 33 degrees, so the month ends very pleasantly.
And it was a productive month, too. No 'fermeture' by any means! Proof-reading Jessi's dissertation chapter by chapter demanded discipline but it was also great fun to bombard her with off-the-wall web discoveries and strange anecdotes to incite her to consider further research inputs.
All in all, I find myself looking forward to the 'rentrée'.