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Subject: Re: [Leica] Nathan's PAW 24: a ride to Koblenz
From: Daniel Ridings <daniel.ridings@muspro.uio.no>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 11:01:52 +0200 (MEST)

Nathan,
Many thanks for this little tour. I'm amazed that you were able to make
the trip in two days. It must have been tempting to just keep stopping and
take some pictures.

It's difficult to say if I prefer the one shot over the other. The main
was a clear winner but the set taken as a whole with your narrative text
was very enjoyable.

Today is midsummer in Sweden and you, with a Danish background, know what
Swedish midsummers are like. I hope I can put a narrative the same class
as yours together.

Take care!
Daniel


On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Nathan Wajsman (private) wrote:

> On June 9th and 10th I drove my motorcycle from Zurich to the
> Netherlands and left it with a friend there. This is my first possession
> to move from Switzerland, the rest is to follow in a couple of weeks.
> Riding 850 km in one day is not my idea of fun, so I split the trip over
> two days, spending the night in Koblenz, one of my favourite cities in
> Germany. As always with a motorcycle ride, getting there was half the
> fun. The main picture is a view along the road north of Karlsruhe in
> late afternoon:
>
> http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/2003_24.jpg
>
> During the earlier part of my ride I rode on small roads through the
> Black Forest, and was rewarded with views like this one, in the small
> town of Lossburg:
>
> http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/2003_24alt1.jpg
>
> I got to Koblenz, spent the night in a cheap hotel, and went for an
> early morning walk on Monday before heading on to the Netherlands.
> Koblenz is one of Germany's oldest cities, founded by the Romans 2000
> years ago at the point where the Mosel and Rhine rivers meet. That very
> spot is called Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and today it is a nice
> park, with the corner itself decorated with flags of all the German
> Lšnder (federal states); there is only one exception, added after
> September 11th:
>
> http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/2003_24alt2.jpg
> http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/2003_24alt3.jpg
>
> One one of the city squares is a column depicting the history of
> Koblenz, starting with Roman times:
>
> http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/2003_24alt4.jpg
>
> and culminating in the destruction and rebirth in the 20th century:
>
> http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/2003_24alt5.jpg
>
> But supposedly the real symbol of Koblenz is a mischevious little boy
> whose statue stands near the city hall. You just stand there looking at
> it, until...
>
> http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/2003_24alt6.jpg
> http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/2003_24alt7.jpg
>
> I almost got caught unaware and barely avoided getting myself and my
> Leica an extra shower.
>
> All pictures with Leica CL, 40mm Minolta Rokkor (except alt5 which was
> taken with the 90mm Minolta Rokkor), on Ektachrome 100G.
>
> The complete PAW index is at:
> http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/indexpaw2003.htm
> and comments are always welcome and appreciated.
>
> Nathan
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>
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>
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