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All pictures were taken with a Solida f2.9, 6x6cm camera, film size 120. A folding, bellows camera with uncoupled range-finder. Max shutter speed: 1/500sec. Exposures set by estimation or by external "Sixtomat" exposure meter. I was beguiled by a low price of $30, the relatively fast lens and shutter speed.

11-01-31: Slides when re-photographed were in almost random order and needed to be integrated into a coherent single show. The picture tags can't be viewed properly within the cam card PTFs. Have brought them into this file and will confine future edits to it.

Rescans could perhaps be made at higher res by lifting the light table so that the picture at 4.0x telephoto fills the screen. Using higher magnification triggers software enlargement, which doesn't really render any more detail. Be careful of distance. Under 20cm(?) needs macro setting. Check for sharpness.

Some uncertain locations could perhaps be determined or rechecked using the web to locate comparable scenic and tourist images. eg Limburg, Rothenburg. Also check spellings. ..


INDEX, for use within a Windows WWWB edit session.
alt-b on line below causes jump to matching {} tag.
alt-b {zwei} | Zweibrucken and vicinity (colour)
alt-b {zweibw}| Zweibrucken and vicinity (black and white}
alt-b {mil} | Armed Forces days, Military
alt-b {roth} | Rothenburg
alt-b {gmisc} | Germany, miscellaneous
alt-b {gmisch}| Garmisch
alt-b {IVA} | Italy, Venice, Austria
alt-b {winec} | Young Winegrowers tour (colour)
alt-b {winebw}| Young Winegrowers tour, Italy (black and white)
alt-b {engbw} | England, family trip (black and white)
alt-b {eng} | England
alt-b {worms} | Worms, school trip
alt-b {trier} | Trier, Porta Nigra
alt-b {ulm} | Ulm
alt-b {fair} | At the fairgrounds, Zweibrucken
alt-b {wall} | Select wall pic candidates
alt-b {*} | Current worksite
alt-b {hist} | Editing history

Zweibrucken and vicinity.{zwei}

6602-096
54 to 58 - Ducal palace, bombed out.

6601-211
54-to-58 - The Ducal Palace, night.

6601-155
54-to-58 - Ducal Palace, facade.

Google map and picures. Rebuilt courthouse, downtown Zweibrucken.
link



6602-094
54-to-58 - Farmers' market.

6602-089
54-to-58 - Farmers' market.

6602-083
54-to-58 - Derek, a weakness for Gretchen types.

6601-231
54-to-58 - Alexanderskirche.

6602-107
54-to-58 - Eric, inspectin' the troops. When constabulary (read military) duty's to be done, to be done, folding hands behind the back is the proper thing to do. But holding an apple and a cigarette at the same time raises questions in the year 2010 when these pics were scanned.

6602-105
54-to-58 - Irmie Hodges. Air Force family friend. Sharpened to fix blur. Pick out dust specks,

6602-098
54-to-58 - Enid, right, Mrs Hodges(?), left.

6602-099
54-to-58 - Enid.

6602-100
54-to-58 - Picnic.

6602-114
54-to-58 - Mum and Dad approved. But the chemistry wasn't there.

6602-078
54-to-58 -

6602-103
54-to-58 - Scott's tootsies.

6602-079
54-to-58 -

6602-087
54-to-58 - Edgar Gries and son. We boarded at his mother's house in Zweibrucken, till we got into PMQs.

6601-010
54-to-58 - Scott.

6603-082
54-to-58 - Enid, CFNZ announcer.

6602-075
54-to-58 - Ford Consul (not Ford Prefect).

6601-011
54-to-58 - Derek. Derek wasn't actually a driver in those days. Shouldn't be looking so proprietorial.

6601-019
54-to-58 - Eric.

6601-020
54-to-58 - My only wildlife photo in Europe? In all the time I spent overseas: 1954 to 1958.

6601-021
54-to-58 - Near Zweibrucken?

6602-110
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6601-022
54-to-58 -

6601-023
54-to-58 - Scott and friend, hiking.

6602-112
54-to-58 - Treifels or Annweiler? Was there a hill called Drachenfels near here? I recall some bit of lore about Richard the Lionheart also. Or maybe it was some tale my dad told me. He was a fan of folk-hero types like Richard and Robin Hood.

6601-024
54-to-58 - Enid, camping trip or picnic.

6601-246
54-to-58 - Eric or Derek shaving, camping? Mirror hung on a tree.

6601-104
54-to-58 - Shaving cream in my cup?

6601-267
54-to-58 - PMQ washing machine overflow. I think the washing machines were in the PMQ basement.

6601-026
54-to-58 - Children's event at PMQ school.

6602-109
54-to-58 - This looks roughly west. The Saar (French) border was at the edge of town, somewhere beyond that smokestack in the centre.

6601-027
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6601-028
54-to-58 - Flower seller, near our apt.

6602-080
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6601-033
54-to-58 - At the Sgt's Mess, prob. New Year.

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6601-048
54-to-58 - At the 3 Wing pool.

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6602-108
54-to-58 - Wendy Cliff, 3 Wing pool. The Cliffs visited us in Germany. I also recall being with them in London. Not sure if this was on my own 1956 London trip or on our family trip. Pictures on the family trip were probably all on BW negative film.

6602-101
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6601-025
54-to-58 - Attempts at collage with 120-size pics.

6601-034
54-to-58 - Scout, Cub, paper boy?

6601-051
54-to-58 - Youthful interest in nature.

6601-260
54-to-58 - The teen club?

6601-052
54-to-58 - Teen town dance.

6601-053
54-to-58 - Attempts at still life composition.

6601-054
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6601-055
58-Q1 - Enid's new Pfaff & teaset. Springtime, 1958, purchased by Eric and Derek shortly before leaving Germany.

6601-056
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6602-076
54-to-58 - Derek's desk, PMQ apt.

6602-082
54-to-58 - Himself.

6601-259
54-to-58 - The PMQs, our building, right. 21-A-1 Kanadischer Wohnsiedlung, Zweibrucken, Pfalz.

6601-277
54-to-58 - Sundial. These pictures may have been an attempt to capture the PMQ murals just before leaving in 1958. The spots were probably picked up in Toronto. Exposure to plaster dust from Major St. renovations is my best guess.

Der Rosengarten, Faisanerie?

Hike round the air base.

Canada Weekly Review delivery crew.

3 Wing snack bar.

Street scenes, night shots.

Armed Forces days, Military.{mil}

6602-008
54-to-58 - Canadian Airmen. Fix bayonets! An impressive moment when the march leader bellowed out the order. They had more military swagger that day than any of the other national groups: German, French or American. An odd thing for airmen, you might think. But some of them had been given modest combat training for defending the air base against small scale land attack. An Air Force band followed. I recall an Airwoman playing a violin.

6601-162
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6602-018
54-to-58 - Redstone rocket at the US base. The PMQs (Permanent Married Quarters) are on the hill opposite. An inverted "V" just below the horizon. The 3-Wing base water tower is visible on the horizon right. Kanadischer Wohnsiedlung 21-A-1, our address.

6601-151
54-to-58 - Wehrmacht truck and Scott.

6601-161
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6602-081
54-to-58 - Scott of the Wehrmacht.

6602-077
54-to-58 - German youth. At least 4 pairs of lederhosen visible. All of these boys would have been born after the war.

German election.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber.{roth}

6601-001
54 to 58 - Rothenburg, cmp next.

rothenburg1k
- Web image, Rothenburg. Am almost positive I took some night pics in Limburg. Probably on our trip north to Holland. But used colour negative film in Holland. Limburg is on the Lahn River?

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11-01-10: found no matching photos on the web.

6601-015
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6601-002
54-to-58 - Alley, Rothenburg or Limburg?

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No street view, but good aerial view. Cant find Marktplatz on map.

6610-067
54-to-58 - Same town as previous?

6610-087
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6610-090
54-to-58 - Limburg, cmp next.

121112-03
- Websrch: Limburg, Marktplatz(?)

121112-04
- Websrch: Limburg, Marktplatz(?)

6610-435
54-to-58 - Am not certain this is even in Germany. However, the picture matches thematically. The style of the buildings seems more Latin, somehow.

6601-003
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6601-278
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6601-004
54-to-58 - Castle, near Rothenburg?

6601-007
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6601-190
54-to-58 - Note continuous town wall.

6601-143
54-to-58 - Note church, right. Similar to any other unidentified pics? These slides are more than 50 years old and were scanned in random order. Sorting them out has been a piece of detective work.

6602-013
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6601-268
54-to-58 - Note: round tower, right. Don't know who these people were. Tourists like me at the top of some observation tower. Probably Rothenburg.

6601-008
54-to-58 - Town wall not visible in this pic?


Im Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Geht Muehl und Baekenwerk sauber.

The old rhyming couplet pays tribute to the town's grist mills and bakeries.

websrch:rothenburg tauber



6601-009
54-to-58 - Rothenburg. Note the round tower with a conical roof. Compare right, below.

Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber-a18651821
- Web picture, Rothenburg. Two round towers. See 268. Town wall is visible right centre.

6601-012
54-to-58 - Town wall, Rothenburg.

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6601-017
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6601-208
54-to-58 - Rothenburg.

6601-281
54-to-58 - Camping, Rothenburg. Same tower as in 008. Ring is a scan aberation, not on slide. Time exposure with star and aircraft trails.

6610-058
54-to-58 - Campground by day.

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6610-063
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6610-064
54-to-58 - Window boxes, a dwelling?

6610-062
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6610-060
54-to-58 - Checking the maps.

6610-065
54-to-58 - Onward to wherever.

Freiburg

6601-005
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6601-107
54-to-58 - Was this Freiburg on the Winegrowers trip, or on a family trip? If on the Winegrowers trip, it was on the homeward leg. I remember being stopped on a bridge in town by a very good-looking young woman, business-suited in well-cut pinkish tweeds. She tried to sell me a subscription to SudWest RundFunk Magazine, the publication of an FM, high-fidelity music and Kultur station. She seemed not to notice that I wasn't a native speaker. I credit my growing ability in those days to be a good listener auf Deutsch, replying in polite monosyllables and smiling a lot.

6601-203
54-to-58 - This building really was red. The colour jumped out after adjusting the sky back to blue. I thought at first it was an aberration. The original slide was so deteriorated it was impossible to guess the building's colour..

Y110210A
97 - Susan Sydor pic. (date?) Interesting to think that Merle stood on the same spot where I took my own picture in the 1950s. This one was probably late 1990s or soon after.

Germany, misc.{gmisc}

6601-018
54-to-58 - Enid, captivated.

6601-030
54-to-58 - Mainz? I think this was on a youth group trip.

6601-047
54-to-58 - Fasching, Mainz.

6601-036
54-to-58 - Martin Luther, Worms? See also other BW pictures of a school or youth group tour to Worms.

6601-037
54-to-58 - Worms Cathedral.

6601-038
54-to-58 - Worms Cathedral interior?

6601-045
54-to-58 - Scott.

6601-046
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6601-071
54-to-58 - Southern Germany?

6601-261
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6609-005
54-to-58 - Heidelberg.

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6610-215
54-to-58 - Heidelberg castle.

6610-217
54-to-58 - The Neckar R. at Heidelberg.

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6610-428
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6610-429
54-to-58 - Kayak racing.

Garmisch trip.{gmisch}

6609-162
54-to-58 - On the road south to Bavaria. Landsberg was a Luftwaffe base during the war.

6609-154
54-to-58 - A US military hotel. Operated for the US troops and families. Canadians also shared the facilities.

6609-166
54-to-58 - Plain but comfortable.

6609-155
54-to-58 - Scott, dressed for dinner.

6609-157
54-to-58 - Enid in her best duds.

6609-211
54-to-58 - 10:30am, next day, ready for tourism. Scott is carrying a copy of "Where's a snack bar?" Probably just purchased in the hotel lobby. This was a cartoon book detailing the many comic situations allied personnel faced in Germany.

6609-210
54-to-58 - We seek other modes of transportation.

6609-010
54-to-58 - Scott, ready for anything. Wearing his Swiss Army hat.

6609-259
54-to-58 - We head for mad Ludwig's place.

6609-254
54-to-58 - At the gates of the castle.

6609-091
54-to-58 - Eric

6609-258
54-to-58 - In the courtyard.

6609-276
54-to-58 -

6609-279
54-to-58 - Ran up a side-road near the castle to get this shot.

6609-282
54-to-58 -

websrch:Neuschwanstein

websrch:Hohenschwangau



6609-273A
- Overview. Lake still frozen. This is probably from a viewpoint near Neuschwanstein. The castle to the right is Hohenschwangau. The nearby town is Hohenschwangau with Fussen nearby.The picture looks roughly west, with Alpsee on the left.

6609-165
54-to-58 - Linderhof? No pictures of the palace?.

6602-021
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6602-020
54-to-58 - Ludwig's garden decor.

6609-264
54-to-58 - Back in Garmisch.

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6609-277
54-to-58 - Skiers waiting for the Zugspitze train. We're off on the cog railway to the summit

6602-019
54-to-58 - Zugspitze cog railway.

6609-274
54-to-58 - From the Zugspitze cog RR. Taken shortly before the train disappears into a tunnel for the final leg to the summit station which is located underground.

6609-263
54-to-58 - Ravens near the summit. Climber visible on the right.

6609-281
54-to-58 - Summit marker. Dad wouldn't let me take off along that wire railing that leads to the spitze.

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6609-275
54-to-58 - Summit observatory. Compare to the Mt. Washington summit. Atmospheric pressure that day was 1000mbars, equivalent, I believe, to sea level. Either that or the instrument was kaput.

6609-278
54-to-58 - The ski area upper right. A vast cwm at 2000m altitude, rising to almost 3000 and accessible via the cog RR and the mountain top ski lodge. Reportedly 5m of snow depth (200in), skiable into June.

6609-284
54-to-58 - Garmisch below.

6602-024
54-to-58 - Zugspitze summit. Got addresses and sent a copy of these pics to somebody back then.

6601-137
54-to-58 - No idea who. But Dad was always encouraging me to take more of an interest in girls. But how could I? Only pocket money to play with. No car. No serious job. Education in limbo. No real independance at all.

6602-023
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Italy, Venice and Austria.{IVA}

6602-022
54-to-58 - Bottom left, on Garmisch trip.

6601-082
54-to-58 - Lago di Garda, looking north. Our campsite on the shore below. How I longed to go hiking on that mountain to the right. You could see back roads snaking part way up. But we were on the way to Venice and didn't have time to stay any longer. Goethe was arrested as a suspected Austrian spy for sketching Malcesine castle. Battlements seen below.

websrch:Goethe Malcesine

11-01-11: good images.

6601-088
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6602-133
54-to-58 - Lake Garda or Winegrowers trip? The water and shoreline rocks compare to 6601-090, above

6602-131
54-to-58 - Sirmio, Malcesine. We camped here on the shore of Lago di Garda.

6602-131a
54-to-58 - Malcesine. edited.

6602-129
54-to-58 - Looks Mediterranean. Doesn't match the terrain going north from Cortina.

6601-068
54-to-58 - St. Mark's tower, Venice.

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6601-081
54-to-58 - Taken from St. Mark's tower.

6601-085
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6601-044
54-to-58 - Private yacht.

6601-040
54-to-58 - Probably the same yacht. Taken either on our gondola trip or on the vaporetto ferry from Lido Beach where we had our campsite.

6602-121
54-to-58 - Farrago, Harry's Bar. Taken with flash. I promised to send him a copy. He seemed dubious, said to send it C/O Farrago, Harry's Bar. Don't remember if I ever did.

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6602-119
54-to-58 - Enid feeding pigeons, St. Mark's.

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D249-110
11-05-06 - Much later, at Ruth's place.

6602-127
54-to-58 - Gondolier.

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6602-136
54-to-58 - Rialto Bridge.

6602-145
54-to-58 - Venice.

6602-139
54-to-58 - Leaving Venice for the mountains. These montages were created with scissors and black paper. This was barely feasible with larger size 6x6cm slides, nearly impossible for 35mm, without working under a powerful magnifying glass. Was also a way to make a few less-than-stellar slides useful.

6601-041
54-to-58 - The Dolomites.

6602-137
54-to-58 - High campsite.

6602-120
54-to-58 - Tent in the woods, right.

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6601-084
54-to-58 - Cortina d'Ampezzo?

6602-134
54-to-58 - Dolomites.

6602-138
54-to-58 - Dolomites.

6601-087
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6601-042
54-to-58 - North to Austria. Over the Grosglockner Hochalpstrasse. Through Heiligenblut. See Hallwag 1950s roadmap and guidebook.

6601-086
54-to-58 - Grosglockner Hochalpstrasse?

6602-135
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6602-140
54-to-58 - We passed a kid sitting on the roadside at the highest point selling bunches of edelweiss flowers.

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6602-117
54-to-58 - Probably Austria, nr Innsbruck?

6602-141
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6602-097
54-to-58 - On some lake in Austria?

Young Winegrowers trip.{winec}

6602-055
54-to-58 - Young Winegrowers tour group. Through the 3 F Wing airbase education office at Zweibrucken, I was invited to go on a youth trip with the Young Winegrowers of St. Martin a.d. Weinstrasse. Our route took us through southern France, northern Italy, back across the Alps to Switzerland, then home again to Germany.

6601-255
54-to-58 - First stop Tournu? But could be Avignon.

6602-058
54-to-58 - Tournu or Avignon?

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11-01-11: no hits. But the name sticks in my mind. There's a Tournai in France and Belgium. I remember we stopped because the town had some religious significance to the St. Martiners. They were mostly Catholic, I believe.

6601-101
54-to-58 - St. George slaying a dragon?

6601-109
54-to-58 - Jewish guy treated badly by Romans.

6602-009
54-to-58 - Winery somewhere in France. Is this the place where we were pouring Beaujolais wine down each other's throats with a funnel?

6602-061
54-to-58 - Winery.

6602-056
54-to-58 - Somewhere on the Rhone?

6601-227
54-to-58 - This is definitely Avignon.

6602-048
54-to-58 - Papal Palace, Avignon.

6602-068
54-to-58 - Avignon.

6601-103
54-to-58 - Avignon?

6602-073
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6602-059
54-to-58 - Pont d'Avignon.

6602-057
54-to-58 - Avignon.

6602-049
54-to-58 - Avignon.

Camping on the Riviera.

6601-062
54-to-58 - Nicole, budding fashion model. Derek's first opportunity to tackle model and fashion photography. Nicole See, Adalbertstifterstrasse, from some town in Germany north of Zweibrucken. She was the daughter of a French official, and among the several French, American and one Canadian youth invited to go on the tour.

6601-061
54-to-58 - Perfect teeth.

6601-067
54-to-58 - Wildwoman.

6601-236
54-to-58 - Sophisticate.

6602-045
54-to-58 - Finery packed in her camping gear.

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6602-047
54-to-58 - Urban bkgd. In town somewhere? I think she's sitting on a cannon.

6602-071
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6601-064
54-to-58 - Young WG party animals.

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6601-149
54-to-58 - Idyllic campsite.

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54-to-58 - Spots before our eyes.

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54-to-58 - Colourful.

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54-to-58 - Riviera beach near camp.

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6601-092
54-to-58 - The high shoreline doesn't look like the Lido, another possibility.

6602-122
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6602-064
54-to-58 - L.d.Garda?

6602-133
54-to-58 - L.d.Garda or Winegrowers trip?

6602-070
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6602-040
54-to-58 - The other French girl. She was more shy and retiring than Nicole.

6602-044
54-to-58 - North African rug merchant.

6602-069
54-to-58 - It's a deal. One of (the?) American campers on the trip.

6602-052
54-to-58 - Packed campsite.

6602-053
54-to-58 - Is one of these girls named Doris? I remember Doris was somebody's intended.

6602-060
54-to-58 - Erich Zeigler, judicious sip of tea. Our tour leader. A winegrower from St. Martin a.d. Weinstrasse. Met him in Toronto, years later, on an agri-tour from Germany. The Zieglers earn several hits on an internet search: winegrowers, tourist facilities, in St. Martin.

6602-065
54-to-58 - Singsong leader.

6602-066
54-to-58 - Frau and Herr Huehnerfauth(?), driver. Perhaps it isn't spelled right. But a name so unusual-sounding sticks.

6601-114
54-to-58 - International campsite.

6602-067
54-to-58 - From the bus window?

Boat trip, Marseilles.

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6601-248
54-to-58 - Woman on the right has a ring on her left hand. Should this pic be flipped?

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6602-012
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6601-102
54-to-58 - Same woman in blue striped shirt as 248. Flip?

6601-099
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6601-113
54-to-58 - The Bretagne, Marseilles.

6602-010
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6601-266
54-to-58 - Not the Chateau d'If. That has round towers. But this is probably also located off Marseilles.

6602-041
54-to-58 - Off Marseilles harbour?

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Monaco

6602-042
54-to-58 - View from the palace.

6602-036
54-to-58 - Oceanographic Institute.

6601-043
54-to-58 - Prince Rainier's Palace.

In St. Martin again

6601-229
54-to-58 - Welcome back.

6601-252
54-to-58 - St. Martin?

6601-186
54-to-58 - Trip reunion, St. Martin?

6602-055
54-to-58 - Young Winegrowers tour group. None of the foreign contingent visible?

Winegrowers tour, BW pics, Italy{winebw}

6610-241
54-to-58 - Shoe shopping in Milan.

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6610-265
54-to-58 - Seeing the sights.

6610-278
54-to-58 - Milan railway station.

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6610-282
54-to-58 - The Tower of Babel, Duomo, Milan.

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54-to-58 - Duomo interior.

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54-to-58 - Probably Milan.

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54-to-58 - Our transportation.

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54-to-58 - On the bus again.

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54-to-58 - At camp after unloading the trailer.

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54-to-58 - Activities: hairwashing.

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54-to-58 - A meal by bus headlights.

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54-to-58 - Diary keeping.

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54-to-58 - Thinking.

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54-to-58 - Eating.

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54-to-58 - Probably enjoying some joke about me ... ...but my German wasn't good enough to understand.

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54-to-58 - A packed campsite.

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54-to-58 - The locals aren't so keen ... ... on outdoor living as we are.

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54-to-58 - Somewhere on the Italian Riviera.

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54-to-58 - At the beach.

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54-to-58 - The reunion, St. Martin.

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54-to-58 - That's my camera case on the table. I had to get up in front of this crowd and give a speech of thanks in German. This had been thoughtfully composed for me on a scrap of paper by Erich Ziegler.

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Family trip to England.{engbw}

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54-to-58 - The wind is fair for Angleterre. Waiting for the ferry in Boulogne (or Calais?) This was my first trip to England. We travelled by car from Zweibrucken. The main purpose was to visit Uncle Ron and family in West Bromwich, and Grandma King in Oldbury nearby. We also made local side trips to Stratford-on Avon and spent some time in London. Returning from Europe in 1958 we also went through London. But no pictures are identifiable from this later trip.

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54-to-58 - Boulogne Hbr.from ferry?

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Channel ferries.

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54-to-58 - The White Cliffs of Dover.

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54-to-58 - These People must be heading for Europe.

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54-to-58 - We head inland, the opposite direction.

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54-to-58 - Dover Beach.

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54-to-58 - Dover Beach, shingle. No melancholy, long, withdrawing roar today.

To West Bromwich, Ron and Una.

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54-to-58 - A green and pleasant land?

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54-to-58 - A night en route. Too pricey?

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54-to-58 - Back into the Richards staff car.

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54-to-58 - Even pricier accommodation.

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54-to-58 - From our garret window.

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54-to-58 - Crossbones, but where's the skull?

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54-to-58 - At Ron's getaway caravan. Scott, Eric, Enid, Peter, Una, Ron.

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54-to-58 - Enid and Una.

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54-to-58 - The Spanish fleet approaches.

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54-to-58 - But now for some refreshment.

Stratford-on-Avon.

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54-to-58 - Ann Hathaways's cottage?

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54-to-58 - Swans on the Avon.

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54-to-58 - Peter and Scott, right.

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54-to-58 - Shakespearean architecture.

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54-to-58 - Peter Richards. Every inch the typical English schoolboy.

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54-to-58 - Looks like a pub. Just down the street from previous pic. Stratford?

West Bromich, Oldbury?

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54-to-58 - Oak Hall, Oak House? I recall the upstairs rooms had such low ceilings I had to stoop.

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54-to-58 - Possibly Oxford?

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54-to-58 - Gram. King, left.

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54-to-58 - Looks European, but "... GLOVES" is faintly visible on the smoke stack.I know we went for a walk along a river or canal in Oldbury.

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54-to-58 - Same bridge as previous pic

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54-to-58 - Same chimney and church as prev. Lettering on chimney: "GENTS GLOVES".

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54-to-58 - Peter and Enid, London or Birmingham I don't recall Ron and family being with us in London.

London.

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54-to-58 - Westminster Abbey.

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54-to-58 - Picadilly Circus, Enid, Eric visible.

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54-to-58 - Movie: The Bed.

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54-to-58 - The Fountain of Eros.

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54-to-58 - Scott of Assisi.

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54-to-58 - Looking east toward St. Paul's.

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54-to-58 - Buckingham Palace and Victoria mon.

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54-to-58 - Victoria in profile, top left.

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54-to-58 - Eric, Enid, Scott visible.

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54-to-58 - Tower of London.

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54-to-58 - Tower Bridge.

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London Underground.

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54-to-58 - Tickets.

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54-to-58 - Down, WAY down.

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54-to-58 - Find the right platform.

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54-to-58 - Reading material while you wait.

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54-to-58 - I hear the train coming.

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A visit to the British Museum.

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54-to-58 - Stephenson's Rocket. These are few of my favourite things.

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54-to-58 - Newton.

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54-to-58 - Oriental philosopher.

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54-to-58 - Viking stuff.

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54-to-58 - Really neat gods.

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54-to-58 - Or, possibly, really horrific gods.

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54-to-58 - Ancient Hindus had good priorities.

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54-to-58 - Pterodactyl.

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54-to-58 - THE famous ichthyosaur? Found at Lyme Regis? This specimen appears more complete.

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54-to-58 - Egret. Could this have been the same trip to England?

England.{Eng}

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54-to-58 - Flying to Britain. The purpose of this Englend trip was to deliver me (Derek) to London to write the GCE exams with a view to later university credit. Dad got permission from the RCAF to fly with me to Langar, the Canadian supply base in England. From there we took buses to London where I was installed in a rooming house near Russell Square near the University of London. Dad then headed home to Zweibrucken. When not attending exams, I wandered around London taking pictures. To go home I headed back to Langar where Dad shepherded me back to Zweibucken via RCAF transport (very basic.)

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54-to-58 - Phyllis and Gram. King, Freeth St. Back yard, Oldbury. I'm not sure if this was another side trip to Oldbury or if this picture was taken on our earlier family trip. I don't believe I was using colour film on the earlier trip.

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54-to-58 - Picadilly Circus. Note movie marquee, right. I went to see that movie, Forbidden Planet, on this same trip. Robie the robot.

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54-to-58 - Picadilly.

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54-to-58 - Fountain of Eros. JPG shows copy camera lens reflection. How to avoid this?

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54-to-58 - Picadilly Circus.

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54-to-58 - Greenwich.

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54-to-58 - Amazons vs. Greeks, British Museum.

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54-to-58 - In the Egyptian gallery.

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54-to-58 - Asklepios? BM.

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54-to-58 - Kew Gardens.

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54-to-58 - London Bridge.

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54-to-58 - Probably Thames R., London. The Schwalbe out of Bremen. Looks like the red ensign at the masthead.

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54-to-58 - Tower of London.

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54-to-58 - Senate House, U of London.

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54-to-58 - B.A. Abbas, fellow student.. Actually have a reference to him in my letters from 58.03.10. Was trying to get his address from the British Council. This also fixes the date of my own trip to 1956.

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54-to-58 - Horse Guards.

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54-to-58 - From St. Paul's dome.

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54-to-58 - From the plane, return trip. Probably a Bristol Freighter on the return journey, judging from the fairing hanging down on the right. Seems to me that the Dakota we took on the trip to England would have had retractable landing gear and a more streamlined engine nacelle. Both were strictly cargo planes with fold-up canvas seats along the fuselage. Very noisy. Couldn't hear quiet sounds for days after the flight.

Worms, school or youth group trip.{worms}

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54-to-58 - An associate of M. Luther.

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54-to-58 - M. Luther's toe. A statue commemorating the "Hier stehe Ich" speech. One of my few German pictures with an original print still existing.

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54-to-58 - Grim-looking war memorial.

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54-to-58 - That's our group on the left.

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54-to-58 - Bill Welsh on the left.

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54-to-58 - "Aufbau", the only word I can see. The chunky characters in the relief certainly look "aufgebau-ed".

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54-to-58 - Is that a flower she's looking at?

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54-to-58 - Not sure where we were heading ... ... but my camera was on the ready ...

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54-to-58 - ... for any likely subject.

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54-to-58 - Was this the Franco-Prussian war?

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54-to-58 - Worms cathedral.

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54-to-58 - If that's me on the left, I don't know who took this picture.

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54-to-58 - Cathedral interior.

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Trier, family trip.{trier}

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54-to-58 - Roman theater, Trier?

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54-to-58 - Baths?

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54-to-58 - Arena.

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54-to-58 - The Porta Nigra.

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54-to-58 - French troops on the left.

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54-to-58 - Inside the gate.

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54-to-58 - Enid and ornate capitals.

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54-to-58 - View from the upper levels.

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Ulm{ulm}

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54-to-58 - First view of the cathedral.

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54-to-58 - Vast footprint.

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54-to-58 - Vast height (528ft).

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54-to-58 - Cavernous interior.

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54-to-58 - Ascent of the cathedral tower.

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54-to-58 - View from the first gallery.

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54-to-58 - This was the point where Dad pleaded exhaustion and headed back down. I scouted out the museum at this level, then continued upward. I know there were more pictures taken at a very top of the tower. Grossly underexposed, but possibly recoverable using digital methods. But can't find them.

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54-to-58 - Has a town hall kind of look. Rathaus?

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54-to-58 - I recall an impression of trams in Ulm. Note tracks and overhead wires.

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Zweibrucken and vicinity.{zweibw}

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54-to-58 - Frau Gries, our landlady.

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54-to-58 - Edgar Gries and family.

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54-to-58 - Edgar's wife and son. Separated soon after we met them.

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54-to-58 - Gries relatives, Opah and Omah?

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54-to-58 - Edgar in front yard garden. This must have been summer or autumn 1954.

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54-to-58 - Derek's Kreidler 50cc.

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54-to-58 - Eric's Opel Kapitan. In front of Frau Gries' house, in Zweibrucken town.

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54-to-58 - Schoolground, Derek's new camera. One of the first films through the new Solida camera

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54-to-58 - Enid baking, PMQ kitchen.

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54-to-58 - Eric, living room.

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54-to-58 - Derek.

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54-to-58 - Scott.

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54-to-58 - Central Warehouse, D's place of emp. The sergeant on the right was in charge. The reference book lecturn is a case of Vat 69 scotch whiskey.

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54-to-58 - Theo Teuscher, fellow wage slave. Earning German minimum wage, like me, about DM2.00/hour (50cents).

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54-to-58 - A misty day near the PMQs.

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54-to-58 - Same street, summer.

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54-to-58 - Slighted bunker on the old Siegfried Line. Near Zweibrucken

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54-to-58 - PMQ on hillside above Zweibrucken.

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54-to-58 - Zweibrucken town from PMQs.

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54-to-58 - Derek's desk.

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54-to-58 - Just possible this is a the maternal uncle who lived in Blackheath. Not sharp enough to read titles on books in background.

At the fairgrounds, Zweibrucken.{fair}

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54-to-58 - Life is a ferris wheel.

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54-to-58 - For some, a rollercoaster.

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54-to-58 - Or perhaps, a painted balloon.

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54-to-58 - Not filled with weighty issues.

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54-to-58 - Maybe tiny ones.

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54-to-58 - Struggles to make marriage work.

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54-to-58 - Dizzying changes of direction.

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54-to-58 - But we keep moving.

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54-to-58 - Harder to hit a moving target.

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54-to-58 - Tired already? Refreshment stop.

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54-to-58 - Plus a brief sojourn in the beer tent. Sponsored by Parkbrau, Zweibrucken's own brewery. So, with suitable fortification, and the camera on a strap round my neck, with a cable release leading into my pocket, I only need to turn toward people and discreetly click the shutter.

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54-to-58 - I set out again, refreshed. The ride in the background appears to be called "The Wheel of Lust." Check the illustrations on the marquee.

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54-to-58 - Oops, squall approaching.

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54-to-58 - Really, that much for a tin pail?

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54-to-58 - I think he's suspicious, but ...

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54-to-58 - it's the girls I'M interested in.

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54-to-58 - Him too.

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54-to-58 - Opah and ...

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54-to-58 - Omah are in town.

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54-to-58 - But should we be here on a Sunday?

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54-to-58 - Meanwhile, back in the beer tent ... deliveries are keeping up with demand.

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54-to-58 - The Duke puts in a brief appearance.

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54-to-58 - Pretend you don't know him.

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54-to-58 - Alles schtale, vlat und unprofitable.

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54-to-58 - Now, if I can just deke sideways.

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54-to-58 - I might be able to ... CLICK.

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54-to-58 - If you want my advice, don't.

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54-to-58 - Ach! A French soldier just pinched me.

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54-to-58 - Cotton candy before we leave.

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54-to-58 - Some for me too?

Europe select, wall pics?{wall}

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54-to-58 - German youth, 1950s.

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54-to-58 - Alley, Rothenburg or Limburg?

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54-to-58 - Same town as previous?

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54-to-58 - Heidelberg.

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54-to-58 - The Neckar at Heidelberg.

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54-to-58 - Neuschwanstein castle.

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54-to-58 - Summit observatory, Zugspitze.

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54-to-58 - Sirmio, Malcesine.

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54-to-58 - Rialto Bridge. As in: How are things on the Rialto, Mr. Soros? The Rialto, once almost a synonym for the stock exchange.

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54-to-58 - Alp.

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54-to-58 - Sur le pont d'Avignon.

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54-to-58 - View from Monaco.

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54-to-58 - Railroad Station, Milan.

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54-to-58 - Duomo, Milan.

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54-to-58 - Campsite on the Italian Riviera. Scratches need fixing.

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54-to-58 - Riviera beach #1.

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54-to-58 - Dover Beach, shingle.

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54-to-58 - Riviera beach #2.

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54-to-58 - The Spanish fleet approaches.

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54-to-58 - Ann Hathaways's cottage?

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54-to-58 - There'll always be an England.

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54-to-58 - Peaceful backwater.

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54-to-58 - The Fountain of Eros.

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54-to-58 - Looking east toward St. Paul's.

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54-to-58 - Picadilly Circus.

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54-to-58 - M. Luther's toe.

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54-to-58 - The Porta Nigra, Trier.

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54-to-58 - A misty day, Zweibrucken.

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54-to-58 - Omah and Opah are in town.

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54-to-58 - Should we really be here on a Sunday?

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54-to-58 - Ach! A French soldier just pinched me.

Miscellaneous.

Editing history: {hist}
11-02-26: added table of contents feature, see above
11-04-13: merged all BW from ZWEI-BW.PTF
15-02-21: fixups for HTML version
18-10-29: minor edits, added google map ref to Zweibrucken. Has too many pics for a single web pae. Consider breakup into component shows.

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