Will present photos and narrative describing railfan photo trips as well as general travel photos
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Great Rivers of Europe - 7
Hi, On May 8 Ruthe and I elected to take an optional trip off the ship to the walled town of Rothenberg, Germany.
This view is from inside the walls and shows two of the watch towers and a stairway leading up to the covered rampart.
As in many other European countries the Germans take great pride in the appearance of their property (above and two below).
Many of the businesses have elaborate signs hanging outside their establishments.
One of the gates into the town is at the bottom of a steep hill.
A clock tower faces the main square.
From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and then again at 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM the figures (above and below) appear to drink wine when the clock strikes the hour.
Facing the square at a 90 degree angle to the clock tower is the city hall.
The square is paved with cobblestones.
While walking around the town we came across a small garden commemorating a Jewish scholar who resided in Rothenberg and the Jewish Community which was destroyed in the Holocaust (above and two below).
A number of tombstones found in the town in 1914 and dating from 1266 to 1395 are set into the wall surrounding the garden.
The town's museum had a Judaica section with menorahs,
a number of grave stones, and
other items including this Shofar (rams horn) and two pointers for Torah readers.
The museum also had this middle age kitchen set up.
Here is another of the town gates. Thanks for looking.
I am 76 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 firstname.lastname@example.org