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London meeting 2005: part 2, Bad Waldliesborn

 
 
Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 11:23 am
Yes great pics walter

Sorry you had so much rain

Amsterdam streets looked very wet

Also outside at the cafe on the Mohne

Even a water colour on your wall

And the river Rhine, I suppose that was real water too.

Glad you had a good time. best wishes to all Smile
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 11:23 am
But finally they arrived, with the two ladies, bearing the same Christian name, as advance party

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Initial hellos by McTag

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Clary seems a bit sceptic - it really wasn't London and the Four Seasons/Quadrato

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 11:27 am
The meal wasn't that bad at all: most had aspergus (local), even in the soup



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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 11:42 am
Waiting for the main course (did I tell you, it was aspargus from here? :wink: ), some just talked about cameras, the other used it, and someone just showed it

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 11:59 am
The next day, it was still rainy.

So I unfortunately had to change my originals plans: instead of visiting a nice medieval town nearby with the Garden Fair at Schloss Rheda (was partly cancelled, as I read in the papers later) at the other end (it's an amalgamated township), we drove to Münster.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 12:16 pm
Münster isn't only a medieaval and university city (as you might read about that following the links noted above), but also one with a lot of bicycles: more than two on every citizen.

Thus, Münster got one of the first 'bicycle police forces' worldwide and has (especially around the station) a lot of bicycle parking places.

But, this looked much to unorganized. So, a underground car, sorry: BICYCLE park was built

http://img135.echo.cx/img135/2792/mnsterfahrradtiefgarage0le.th.jpg


This huge areal includes a "premium" part (specially/extra locked), a repair service and a ... bicycle washing plant

http://img135.echo.cx/img135/8307/mnsterfahrradtiefgaragewaschan.th.jpg

(I suppose, most wont use it 'drive through' Laughing )
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the prince
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 12:39 pm
I''l be back !!
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 12:39 pm
damn
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 12:48 pm
It was raining (nearly) all the time.

On that Saturday, they celebrated 'Eurocity Day', but due to the bad weather, nearly all visitors did neither listen to the bands nor look at the various stalls etc but looked for some indoor attractions - thus giving us enormous difficulties, to find seats in a café (none: had to go to an Italian ice-café) or restaurant (none: had a snack in the cafeteria of the Westphalian state museum [sorry, site is only in German] - we visited this museum, though!).

Here we are on Münster's historic main place, the so-called 'Principal Market'

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Visiting the Hall of Peace, we were very lucky: instead of having to wait for a couple of hours to get ab (taped) guided tour, more than a dozen Germans had to listen to English explanations: an expected group didn't turn up, and instead, we got 'our' English tape

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We had a short look around the cathedral and the various interesting sites, which are mentioned here as well.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 01:02 pm
<You may have noticed that Ulla didn't join us: she "was on duty re. my mother. And since it had been a hard day, she got headache/migrane and really didn't feel like joining us for the dinner at the Jonathan Hotel on Saturday night. Pics of that follow.>
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 01:14 pm
Dinner on Saturday

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sumac
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 01:20 pm
And Di with a little cee-gar.
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 01:29 pm
Dinner seems good..http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/essen/4444.gif
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 01:32 pm
Sunday morning, Clary and Ulla went to have a swim in the spa's pools.

I drove dys and c.i. to Lippstadt, to see at least the most interesting parts.

What I didn't have noticed: on Sunday, there was an oldtimer rallaye starting here, which dys seems to watch with some minor interest (the figures on the fountain behind him are sculptures of persons connected the one or other way to Lippstad; the extremities etc can be swung):

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The (historic) town hall

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The so-called Town Palais (King so-and-so slept here, and the Duke of I-don't-know and ...)(besides, it's the Registry Office, so I know the very nice interior as well :wink: )

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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 01:34 pm
I need to paint Dys.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 01:44 pm
Afterwards, we discussed and solved the major (and some minor) world problems.

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Having done that, some started to became creative with an unknown medium

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 02:16 pm
At about 2 o'clock, we all drove down in town to see, if c.i. got his train towards Berlin.
Afterwards, we wanted to have "Kaffee und Kuchen" in a nearby town in a really extroardinary nice café (with an excellent confectionary and bakery).
But: Sunday was Mother's Day, and every loving child and husband was taking mother out.

So went to another place, called Wewelsburg:

http://www.mcg-gehrden.de/wewelsburg/bilder/bild.jpg
(I've posted the photo of the café/restaurant already on the main gathering-thread.)

(Wewelsburg is, however, known more because of it's 'dark side':
Quotation from a British Army weblog:
Quote:
We went to visit Schloss Wewelsburg near Paderborn,the one time residence of the Prince-Bishop of Westphalia until one Heinrich Himmler seized it in 1933 as the spiritual home and cultural centre of The SS(Younger readers may be familiar with this castle as the model for"Castle Wolfenstein" in some vulgar PC game) Very interesting place especially the SS "KULT-RAUM" with the 13 SIG runes on the floor where the SS round table with its 13 thrones once sat.
In the immediate environs of the Castle(by the main gate/drawbridge) stands a Holocaust Memorial Museum commemorating the small but nasty Concentration Camp"KZ-Niederhagen" that lay next door.I was translating the info boards for the group and explaining to them that the purpose of this camp was"Vernichtung durch Arbeit" (Destruction through work) of Russian POWs.Jewish political prisoners and......JEHOVA'S WITNESSES!



Back to more pleasant times.

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 02:20 pm
urs drove home on Sunday from that place.

Clary left us on early Monday morning, heading to France (which took unfortunately much longer than could be foreseen).

And in the afternoon, McTag was escorted by the United German-American Damned Liberal Force to the airport.

In the evening, we had the meeting's last dinner here

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margo
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 02:23 pm
good work, Walter!
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2005 02:25 pm
for those interested in such information, I am the one with the blond hair.
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