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Mini meeting in Augsburg/Bavaria/Germany

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 11:42 am
Finall, we had a little break in this small park inside the Fuggerei

http://img259.echo.cx/img259/364/fuggerei72ol.th.jpg

http://img259.echo.cx/img259/570/fuggerei81vs.th.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 11:43 am
Walter, I enjoy the photos a lot but I can only really look at the thumbnails - when I click on them, the images are enlarged and contorted to a strange horizontal proportion.

Does this happen for others, or is it only on my computer?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 11:46 am
Well, actually there should open another website (that's where I store the photos) and you should be able to enlarge them there a second time (clicking again on them).

If this looks strange - that's the way I photograph :wink:
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 11:49 am
I did that, and they enlarge as panoramas, stretched out.

(I've got to leave for work, will check in later today.)
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 11:51 am
oops - before I forget it:

the perhaps most famous person living here was the great-grandfather of the composer Mozart

http://img245.echo.cx/img245/7472/mozart10tz.th.jpg

Mozart, btw, is a family name, you can find still nowadays in Augsburg, like this house of the cigarette shop, we passed, proves

http://img63.echo.cx/img63/3378/mozart27ys.th.jpg
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 12:47 pm
Fantastic tour, Walter!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 01:16 pm
Some short description of Augsburg as recommended reading at

Exploring Augsburg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 01:17 pm
So we crossed again parts of the old town of Augsburg

http://img264.echo.cx/img264/5559/gasse7eo.th.jpg

http://img264.echo.cx/img264/8665/wasserrad5rt.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 01:21 pm
.... and reached finally the 'Red Tower' (part of the old town wall).

We went, however, in the former (medieval) hospital on the left.

http://img264.echo.cx/img264/4928/roterturm4yl.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 01:38 pm
This building hosts (besides a senior residence) the stage and the museum of the Augsburger Puppenkiste (= Puppet Box of Augsburg).

The "Puppenkiste" is the most famous marionette theater in Germany. Since the 60's their plays have been produced for German television (and repeated many times). Thus almost every adult (!) in Germany is familiar with many of their heroes at the strings. It brings back pleasant memory of our childhood ... and therefore I'm posting some photos from inside of the museum (all originally to be seen on tv in exactly the same way)

CJ thaught, this could be me ...


http://img264.echo.cx/img264/6747/puppenkiste7hn.th.jpg


The 'Cat with hat', the girl's favourite ...

http://img264.echo.cx/img264/1166/puppenkiste48xf.th.jpg

Some more

http://img264.echo.cx/img264/838/puppenkiste32uv.th.jpg http://img264.echo.cx/img264/1489/puppenkiste23dy.th.jpg http://img264.echo.cx/img264/8817/puppenkiste50uc.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 01:57 pm
We went back then, towards the direction of our hotel, to this place (which is situated just yards away fromm where stayed at night :wink: )

http://img132.echo.cx/img132/4021/ulrichplatzmaximillianstrasse6.th.jpg

We had some ice cream and drinks, with a phantastic view both to the left

http://img242.echo.cx/img242/253/ulrichplatzmaximillianstrasse1.th.jpg

as well as to the right

http://img57.echo.cx/img57/4016/ulrichplatzmaximillianstrasse2.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 02:28 pm
As already mentioned, Calamity Jane left us .... and return again that evening/night due to totally understandable reasons.

So, urs's and Tanja's friends as well as the later arriving husband of Tanja went with us for a nice meal in a nearby ... Mexican restaurant.


And later, we walked up and down the street, watched people and 'culture', had some drinks and finally went to sleep in the early morning (it really wasn't that late: shortly after midnight).

http://img118.echo.cx/img118/9254/nacht10ir.th.jpg

http://img118.echo.cx/img118/5412/nacht25se.th.jpg

http://img118.echo.cx/img118/3100/nacht34pz.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 02:37 pm
This is the end of that little tale about our meeting (from my site).


I want to thank all participants - you are the greatest, and it was than a pleasure sharing these hours with you.

Thank you urs that you made it possible to met your friends.

And a very special thank you to CL, who spent some of her valuable free hours during her busy holidays in Germany with us!

So, I'll close the door now (actually the front door of the Fugger Palais [palace of the Princes Fugger, leading to the still operating 'Princely Fugger Bank']

http://img118.echo.cx/img118/685/torfuggerpalais2pz.jpg
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urs53
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 02:41 pm
Great pictures, Walter! Thanks so much! I'm sure Tanja will especially enjoy the picture of the cat with the hat :-)

We had a great time and I am looking forward to many more meetings.

CJ, it was great to meet you. I join Walter in thanking you for taking the time. You must have busy days in Germany!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 21 Jun, 2005 07:18 pm
Well, I check in this evening and for whatever reason, the photo enlargements are less weird. Now people aren't four feet wide and very short.

Wonderful show, Walter.
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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2005 12:04 pm
Well I agree, very nice travelogue, and photos.

You could have called the thread "Meet the Fuggers", now that would have been topical. But tasteless, I admit. So on the whole I'm glad you didn't. :wink:
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:07 am
I've learnt that urs had had some rellay bad weather yesterday - hoping CJ will have some nice days before the flies back to sunny California :wink:
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:08 am
Is CJ still in Munich?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 25 Jun, 2005 07:24 am
In or around Augsburg, I think - until Monday, if I'm not totally wrong.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2005 07:07 am
No, until Thursday! We came back this morning around 2 am
and I dread going into my office - the pile of work will be
endless. I think I'll need another vacation soon!!

Great pictures Walter! It was so nice to have met you
and urs and Tanya, and I promise, I'll take more time
next year. It was unfortunate, that we got visitors that
evening and I couldn't leave to have dinner with you.
Thank you all for coming, it was an absolute pleasure
to be with you, and I hope we can repeat it next year.

urs, I got 2 DVD's from the "Augsburger Puppenkiste"
although I'm more crazy about them as little Jane is Wink
I'm humming the theme song right now....
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