Cathedral Hill, Bamberg, Germany

April 12th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Churches & Cathedrals | Germany | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
13-6202 Altar detail

Good Friday, April 6, 2012 was a cold, overcast day in Bamberg, Germany.  Unlike the previous weekend, there was no blue sky, a hint of fog, and a threat of rain.  This was also a holiday in Germany.  The antique shops, art galleries, and retail establishments were closed.  On the other hand, restaurants, coffee shops, …
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Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg, Germany

April 11th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Churches & Cathedrals | Germany | International - (Comments Off)
7-5987 Cathedral Michaelsberg Abbey

Michaelsberg Abbey,  April 1, 2012.        Michaelsberg Abbey also known as St. Michael’s is a former Benedictine monastery.  It sits on a terraced hill above the river Regnitz and the hotel I was staying in. The Abbey was first built in 1015 and has been through quite a few changes since.  The original …
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

April 9th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Forts | Germany | Museums | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
14-5880 Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, March 31, 2012   Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous and most photographed castles in the world.  It served as the model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland.  The name generally means New Swan’s Stone or New Swan [Castle] on the Rock. The Castle was the creation of King Ludwig II …
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Hohenschwangau Castle

April 8th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Germany | International | Museums - (Comments Off)
13-5874 village & castle from neu

Hohenschwangau & Neuschwanstein Castles, Germany, March 31, 2012   A few explanations first. – Hohenschwangau is a small (mostly tourist) village in the German Alps in the south of Bavaria.  It is just south of the larger village of Schwangau.  The castles seem to have Schwangau addresses so are probably of the larger town in …
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Bamberg, Germany

April 6th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Flowers | Germany - (Comments Off)
4-5577 more local color

Bamberg, Germany  March 27, April 1 & April 6, 2012   This post shows photos I shot on three different walking tours of old Bamberg.  All of these are within 2 miles of my hotel.  The streets, like downtown Boston, gradually turn in various directions so sometimes it is hard knowing where you are facing, …
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Bamberg, Germany

April 1st, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Germany - (Comments Off)
2-5549 Hotel Facade

Bamberg, Germany, March 25, 2012.   There was a time when getting on an airplane to travel somewhere was exciting and a thrill.  I got that out of my system over 30 years ago.  Today, my idea of travel is throwing my camera gear in the truck, then driving somewhere in the great American southwest. …
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Watertown, NY

February 1st, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Canada | International | Trains | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
3-IMG_5278 Tupper Lake Train Station

Actually none of these photos show Watertown, NY, only places near there.  I’ve been here in Watertown since January 22.  The weather has been snow, lake effect snow, & rain.  If none of these its been overcast.  I’ve seen blue skies twice, and only part of the sky for only a short time. On Saturday, …
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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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