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Subject: Re: [Leica] Nathan's PAW 24: a ride to Koblenz
From: "Nathan Wajsman (private)" <nathanw@bluewin.ch>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 16:29:32 +0200
References: <Pine.SOL.4.44-qp.0306201058190.25009-100000@hedvig.uio.no>

Thanks Daniel! You are indeed correct, it was tempting to stop every 10 
km but I had to remind myself that I did want to get to Koblenz (500 km 
on the first day) before it got too much beyond 10 pm.

I look forward to your Midsummer pictures. For the non-Scandinavians, 
this is something quite special, especially in Sweden and Finland. This 
is the time of year that the people get rewarded for putting up with 
permanent dusk in the winter months.

Nathan

Daniel Ridings wrote:
> 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
>>--
>>Nathan Wajsman
>>Herrliberg (ZH), Switzerland
>>
>>e-mail: nathanw@bluewin.ch
>>mobile: +41 78 732 1430
>>
>>Photo-A-Week: http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/indexpaw2003.htm
>>General photo site: http://www.wajsmanphoto.com/index.htm
>>
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