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Lyrics51 May 31, 2008 12:25 AM

My brother and his wife were visiting for a couple of days from NY. We did a bit of local traveling. First we went to Hoch Blauen the southern most notable peak in the Black Forest. Then we went down to Basel, about a 30 minute drive. Hope you enjoy the pictures!

This next shot was taken at a market, not in the wild mountains!

Would you want to pilot this barge?

This ferry operates solely on the power of the Rhine. By the placement of the cable and the adjustment of the special rudder it moves accross the Rhine without motor or sail!

This next shot is from accross the river and has been cropped quite a bit, but I like the contast in the colors of the unbrellas and the stone/cement walls.

What would a trip to Switzerland be withoutwindow shopping (key word "window") foran outrageously priced watch. Swiss Franc is about equal to a US dollar.

And finally I couldn't resist this shot of the street musician.

Hope you enjoyed the trip! Glenn

Rodney9 May 31, 2008 1:17 AM

Thank You for a wonderful trip, I enjoyed the 'Umbrella' shot and the 'Mountains' and Market Flower'

bilybianca May 31, 2008 2:27 AM

Gives me a desire for travelling. Thanks for posting!


Wingman May 31, 2008 9:42 AM

Another great photo/travelog from you Glenn! While not related to travel the ones of the flowers earn a gold star for composition!


Lyrics51 May 31, 2008 9:53 AM

Thanks Rodney, Kjell and Jay. As Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes says, "There's treasure everywhere!" Kjell, I am really wanting to get up to your part of the world. Waiting for some Easyjet flights!


mtngal May 31, 2008 1:55 PM

Wonderful shots - a beautiful location and the shots show it off well. Makes me want to go back to that area. I really wasn't into photography when I was there, and didn't take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities that area offers.

Lyrics51 May 31, 2008 2:23 PM

Thanks Harriet. As we used to say in Virginia, Y'all come back!


bilybianca May 31, 2008 4:25 PM

Lyrics51 wrote:

Kjell, I am really wanting to get up to your part of the world.
You know, it's not far, not far at all. Alot of Germans own summer houses around here, and they drive up from Hamburg or Hannover for the weekend. And when comparing to Germany, even the southern parts of Sweden are pure wilderness. Welcome!


wadue Jun 1, 2008 9:30 AM

Wonderful series, Glenn! Just showed them to my wife & we can't help but wonder if you may have seen her friend & her husband while you were Basel. Of course, now after seeing your sights, my wife is definitely interested in trying to get us over there, which is fine with me as I'll hopefully get to see my ancestral Rhineland then!

Hope your brother & s-i-l had an enjoyable & safe trip!
Thanks for sharing!

nhmom Jun 1, 2008 9:47 PM

Beautiful, Glenn. My husband's been telling me for 25 years he was going to take me there. He was stationed near my ancestor's towns just before I met him. Some day I'll get to take my own photos of the area. In the meantime, I'll enjoy yours!


p.s. Is thata James Bond watch for that price? Must be something special for that price!

bigdawg Jun 1, 2008 10:03 PM

Very nice indeed Glenn. Thank you!


Lyrics51 Jun 1, 2008 11:44 PM

Ron, Harriet and Dawg, thanks for the comments. When you decide to get out this way, let me know and we'll have coffee at one of these great little outdoor cafes. If you've gotta have your Starbucks there are 5 in Basel!


mtngal Jun 2, 2008 8:26 AM

Starbucks in Basel? That just doesn't seem possible - it gives me unfriendly thoughts. I'm not anti-Starbucks (we stop there often) but it just doesn't seem like something you should find in picturesque places. It's more for the corner shop, or the quick freeway stop rather than an ancient city of great history and beauty.

snooked Jun 2, 2008 7:16 PM

Nice series! I would love to tour some of Germany but will probably never get the chance. My mother was from Geissen (probably spelled wrong), Germany, coming to the USA when she was 13.


Lyrics51 Jun 3, 2008 12:34 AM

Thanks for the comment Ed. We'd love to have you come and visit! Harriet, you are right. Starbucks seems so trendy to be ina place with buildings 400 years old, butit isvery popular. The first one was built sort of off the main drag, but the rest are all in ideal locations and usually doing a brisk business.


tsquare Jun 3, 2008 5:18 PM

They didn't have Starbucks in Germany when we lived there (1976-1979 & 1983-1988), but they did have McDonalds, Pizza Hut, KFC, Burger King, yada, yada. If I couldn't get my sons to try the local food, at least they would eat at these places. They have eaten junk food (American) in just about all of the major cities in Europe. :?

Lyrics51 Jun 3, 2008 11:55 PM

Tsquare, they used to have a Pizza Hut in Basel, but it closed down. We don't buy too much in Basel because it is so expensive. A Big Mac meal is about 13 US dollars and a Movie on a normal night is 17. On Mondays you can get in for 12. I did get a nice pair of Adidas sneakers on sale for 45. That is not typical!


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