Flossenburg Concentration Camp – Part 2

September 27th, 2011 | Posted by Steve in Germany - (Comments Off)
15-IMG_4137 Jewish Chapel skylight

(Photos shot Sep. 24, 2011) The concentration camp grounds, once fraught with so much horror and despair, is now a memorial park.  Very few of the original buildings survive to this day.  Once past the museum only a few guard towers and the crematorium serve as a reminder of the brutal past. Once we left the museum …
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Flossenburg Concentration Camp – Part 1

September 27th, 2011 | Posted by Steve in Germany - (Comments Off)
1-IMG_4099 Flossenburg Girl

  (Photos shot Sep. 24, 2011) When Crawford & I left the castle we set out to visit the concentration camp, but didn’t quite know how to get there.  We walked to a nearby refreshment stand to seek directions.  Despite our lack of German and the sales ladies’ lack of English we came to understand that a …
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Flossenburg Castle

September 25th, 2011 | Posted by Steve in Germany - (Comments Off)
3-IMG_4012 main level view

Hi all, These are a few decent travel photos with a snapshot thrown in.  I consider none of them to be really good so technical information does not accompany any of them. Again, anyone who doesn’t want to get these emails just drop me a note.  Of course I always like hearing from any of …
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Oktoberfest in Munich

September 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Steve in Germany - (Comments Off)
11-IMG_3996 Another thrill ride

First of all an update from an earlier email.  I had sent a photo of the Jewish Memorial next to St. Josef church in Weiden.  My sister Leslie and her family are good friends with a German fellow, Philipp Arlt.  My great thanks to him for this translation. The memorial reads: “In memory of the 34 Jewish citizens …
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September 21st, 2011 | Posted by Steve in Germany - (Comments Off)
17-IMG_3944 alt Temple of Diana

These photos are generally in order of how I shot them with a few changes to help the story along. There are 18 if I counted correctly. (Photos shot Sep. 18, 2011.  Click on photos to enlarge.) We got up very early Saturday morning to make a 6:40 am train.  It was sprinkling in Weiden as we …
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2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment Memorial

September 18th, 2011 | Posted by Steve in Germany - (Comments Off)
IMG_3865 2nd Stryker Memorial backside

(Photos shot Sep. 13, 2011) Hi all, Here are some photos of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment Memorial park in Bavaria, Germany.  I was here early one very clear morning just before the sun rose.

Old Town Weiden, Germany

September 18th, 2011 | Posted by Steve in Germany - (Comments Off)
1-IMG_3753 Cafe Buttner

Hi all, These are a compilation of photos shot on 3 days over a 4 day period, Sep. 8, 10 & 11.  The weather was overcast on the 8th & sunny with various amounts of clouds the other days.  The photos are interspersed to show old town from one part to another rather than to follow my exact …
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German Countryside

September 13th, 2011 | Posted by Steve in Germany - (Comments Off)

(click on photos to enlarge) From Vilscek to Weiden… We are staying in Weiden & working in Vilscek.  The most direct route for us is along some minor highways and long stretches of secondary country roads.  The roads I’ve seen from Frankfurt to Weiden & Vilscek are very well maintained, and in equal or better condition than …
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Photos from Germany

September 11th, 2011 | Posted by Steve in Germany - (Comments Off)
9-IMG_3747 view from my window

(Photos shot mostly Sep. 4-5, 2011) Hi All, These are a few photos of my trip from LA to Weiden, Germany in Bavaria.  All of them are snapshots, so don’t expect any art here. Despite having lots of time to pack I forgot a cable to download photos from my camera to the computer.  I was finally …
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