Will present photos and narrative describing railfan photo trips as well as general travel photos
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Great Rivers of Europe - 2
Hi, We sailed out of Amsterdam on a beautiful spring afternoon.
Almost immediately after departing we encountered this small coastal freighter.
A short time later we passed this shipyard with some kind of patrol boat in dry dock.
Along the way were many bucolic scenes which could be photographed from the sundeck.
We arrived in Cologne, Germany under cloudy skies late the next afternoon.
As we exited the ship for a walk around town a light intermittent rain began to fall. We walked up to the main square in town (above and three below) where we encountered the statues above. Our guide referred to them as the local Laurel and Hardy.
At the entrance to a small arcade near the town's cathedral this small combo was playing.
After our walk our guide treated us to a glass of the local beer (above and below).
I am 78 years old. I took my first railroad photos in the mid 50's although active photography really took hold in 1971 when I moved to the Washington, DC area.
I enjoy photographing almost any kind of rail activity and have done so throughout the United States. In addition, I have photographed extensively in a number of Canadian Provinces and have had the opportunity to shoot some in foreign countries.
I am married with 2 grown daughters and 4 grandsons. Professionally, I worked for the United States Bureau of Mines until the organization was shut down in 1996. In my last assignment I managed the Bureau's Minerals and Materials Science Research Program.
My wife and I enjoy traveling. We have had a number of really great trips to South America, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Egypt and Jordan, and Africa. Photos from these trip will be included. You can reach me at email@example.com