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Subject: Re: [Leica] Nathan's PAW 24: a ride to Koblenz
From: Dante Stella <dante@umich.edu>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 01:12:14 -0400

I love it; it almost looks like aliens put it together.  Good use of 
color.

Did you see the field of lawn jockeys outside of Koblenz?  I was 
driving through, and there were something like 100 of them, in a 10x10 
pattern.  Weird stuff.

Cheers
Dante

On Friday, June 20, 2003, at 10:29  AM, Nathan Wajsman (private) wrote:

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