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Since it's taken me a two years not to post the Bremen photo diaries i planned, might as well make a teaser.

Here's the view looking towards Times Square (ins Viertel.) Spiderman uses the glass pyramid (upper right) as a lookout,

This is a wall, behind my house, on the other side of which are the whorehouses. No direct connection.

Spidey lives around the corner, in my Nachbarschaft.

I traded neighborhoods to get away from this view outside my old house.

Now of course, i live with the gods and goddesses.



"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Oct 14th, 2011 at 11:15:02 AM EST
Wow, Bremen IS tantalizing.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 14th, 2011 at 11:17:41 AM EST
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Great pics, so when's the meetup for you to show off your marvelous home town ? :-))

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 14th, 2011 at 12:17:36 PM EST
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Who knew you were such a tease, Helen! Name the date and I'll start pulling out the blow-up mattresses.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 14th, 2011 at 12:22:33 PM EST
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Heh, that was for CH.

I will gladly consider the high mountains for spring and summer, but autumn and the early onset of snow, frost and creaking joints will require careful consideration. However, I can fly to Munich (a great starting place imo) and eventually, after a few pubs, I can catch a train to Salzburg.

I see from the DB map there's a steam railway near you. Does it run this time of year ?

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 14th, 2011 at 12:50:05 PM EST
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Damn. I must ACHTUNG besser.

But don't fear the cold, we keep lots of warm drinks on hand and could pick you up in Munich.

Any other takers? The van holds 5 in the back with me and Heinz in front.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Fri Oct 14th, 2011 at 01:37:43 PM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Oct 15th, 2011 at 01:26:43 PM EST
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"Scharfberg Mountain. To get to this sight, visitors take a boat from St. Gilgen to the town of St. Wolfgang, from there they take a historic steam train to the top of the mountain."  This is a feature of tourism in Salzburg. From what I've seen so far, it's a summer-season thing.

I can't find the steam locomotive in Germany. I've gotten as far as here

 http://www.railfaneurope.net/list/germany/germany_db_del.html

which shows the ones that were withdrawn from service (bottom of the page... 1999 most recent). I'll keep looking.  DoDo?

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Sat Oct 15th, 2011 at 03:07:40 AM EST
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Helen says DB map, so she probably means the Chiemseebahn (RailFanEurope pictures here). That one runs on weekends from April to September. The Scharfbergbahn is a rack railway in Austria (RailFanEurope pictures here), which runs until 26 October this year.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Oct 15th, 2011 at 03:17:33 PM EST
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Crazy Horse:
This is a wall, behind my house, on the other side of which are the whorehouses. No direct connection.

Oh, they bricked up your private entrance! Too many complaints?

(are those vestals guarding it?)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Sat Oct 15th, 2011 at 04:47:16 AM EST
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The bricked up door leads to a ruin, with cathouses on either side. It's what gives the place it's charm... and light.

PS. They've never had complaints from me. The ladies don't hang out the back windows much anymore, the way they once did. ;-)

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Sat Oct 15th, 2011 at 03:01:33 PM EST
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