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London meeting 2005: part 2, Bad Waldliesborn

 
 
Piffka
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 11:02 am
CI -- Good, I'll be looking for it. Wink

Walter -- 190 miles per hour? Whooooooooosh!!!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 11:13 am
Piffka wrote:


Walter -- 190 miles per hour? Whooooooooosh!!!


Not really: we did - on the same line - 324km/h (= 200 mph): you only notice that, when reading it on the speedometer in the waggons.
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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 01:46 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
cicerone imposter wrote:
The Thaly and ICE (Inter City Express) trains can move; I think it goes over 150mph, because the close up scenery really is a blurr.


The normal IC, which c.i. took from Lippstadt, does on that route 110 mph.
The ICE, which took him to Berlin, has a top speed of 190 mph.


The steam trains of Britain
Are better to sit in
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 02:01 pm
Indeed

http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/pages/Carriage/photos/6369A.jpg 1rst class Btitain vs. http://www.ice-fanpage.de/bilder/ice3/ice3neu/ice3neu_abteil2kl01gro.jpg 2nd class Germany :wink:
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 02:40 pm
Walter, I saw some German trains at the tech museum in Berlin that looks quite more classic than the one you posted. LOL
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danon5
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 05:42 pm
Piffka, our friend pwayfarer just returned from Malta. Here are two good sites of interest.

http://www.svenwaghals.de/fotos/malta/

http://www.lessing4.de/megaliths/malta.htm

Malta has such an interesting history - I'm planning a trip there myself.

CJ,
Yes, I agree, the autobahn is so great. After my first trip to Germany in '76, I excitedly told all my friends about the "driving" experiences in Germany. Especially the young teenagers dream come true - the great "green light drag race" to the next traffic light. grin
After many visits and more "racing around everywhere" - I finally found myself flashing my lights at certain people (probably tourists) and pointing to my head. BIG grin.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2005 07:21 pm
danon, I just posted my first travelogue on Malta in the Travel Forum/Europe just today if you're interested - with some pics.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 07:09 am
CalamityJane wrote:

Yeah, I drive Californian style, and thank goodness I don't have
a German license, there is nothing they can take from me....


You should be careful, especially on the El Camino Real, as I've seehere!
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danon5
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 07:34 am
c.i., Great! You are such a prolific traveler and take really good photos. Thanks for the pix.

Walter, I have jokingly said about American highways that the fastest auto on the road is a tailgaiter.
In USA, we do not have the drivers staying in the right lane of traffic. They are everywhere and very unpredictable in their driving habits.
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Francis
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 07:50 am
And what about driving wabbits?
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 08:15 am
Walter Hinteler wrote:
You should be careful, especially on the El Camino Real, as I've seehere!


Hehe Walter, I don't drive these inland roads. I'm more coastal, but
we have 2 motorcycle officers who just work our little village and they
hide in a spot where the speed limit is 25 mph. for a short stretch.
Luckily, drivers here are good in warning others of the CHP Smile

danon5, you got into German traffic pretty fast, with
naughty handsignals and all Laughing
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 10:01 am
For those who may be interested in the first segment of my travelogue can see it here. http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1345642#1345642
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sumac
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 02:33 pm
Steve,

Upon a second look, you are quite correct. The figure does look feminine.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 02:37 pm
sumac wrote:
Steve,

Upon a second look, you are quite correct. The figure does look feminine.


http://www.ica-d.de/srv/chr/pic/m1191aaa.jpg
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danon5
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 02:47 pm
Uh Oh,
It's the bearded lady if Steve is correct. Where's Ripley when you need him?

big grin.

Francis, We driving wabbits are really fast.....! - nuther grin.

CJ, I've been driving in Europe during 12 or 13 trips since that first time. It was during the fifth or sixth time that I found myself blinking the lights - (I sometimes think I'm a slow learner). I have actually - in real life - never pointed to my head unintentionally. I did a couple of time just because the devil make me do it. grin.

Darn Adlers!!!!!!!!!

c.i. - That is such an impressive group of photos. I'm now sure I'm visiting Malta - there is way too much history to be missed if I don't.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 04:42 pm
well I dont think 2 weeks of stubble and mis-applied cheek blusher should necessarily detract from one's feminine side

on the other hand, wouldn't want to get into bed with it either
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 05:35 pm
danon, Let me know before your trip to Malta, cause I can recommend some good restaurants. Wink
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danon5
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 05:52 pm
c.i.,
Will do. We are planning for a visit next Spring, but will have to wait and see as the time nears.
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sumac
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 08:08 pm
Steve,

First you say she, then you say it. How about an androgenous woman with a hormone malfunction?

s
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 08:09 pm
sumac, Better watch out! Most of us as we age have a "hormone malfunction."
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