Monthly Archives: September 2009

>Weather On the Road

> Rain! Again! Looks like a black and white and gray picture day. Danes ride bicycles, rain or shine. We’re hoping for sun tomorrow as we drive north, up along the coast to our next stop with a Servas traveler, … Continue reading

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>Baltic Sea

>While checking out the temperature of the Baltic Sea today (too cold for swimming!), I found something interesting in the water. Is it an eyeball? Or an egg sunny side up? Or maybe it’s Baltie, the sea monster, second cousin … Continue reading

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>Lankow, the Town that Once Was

> Today we experienced some history from the Cold War… Maja, Stella, Jeremy, David and me at Lankow. Jeremy and Maja took us to see Maja’s family’s old homestead, Lankow, a town that was bulldozed flat because it was too … Continue reading

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>Exploring Lubeck

>Yesterday we walked…okay, I hobbled…around Lubeck, known for its steeples and small streets good for exploring. The sun was in and out as it is every day, with some rain. Here are some pictures from Lubeck:

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>What Did We Do in Germany Today?

>We have been staying with Jeremy, Maja, daughter Stella and dog Holly in Ludersdorf which was once part of East Germany. Jeremy and I met in class at the University of Baltimore while he was working on his masters and … Continue reading

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>Fences and Walls – Staying in Former East Germany

> My blog posts must be short for a while because of extremely slow connection speeds. I feel like I’ve stepped back in history. It seems appropriate, however, that I should feel things slow down. First we are staying with … Continue reading

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>Schupp Allee

> I was surprised to see a street named after me…or rather after a Schupp. Who knows … could be an ancestor. David noticed the sign as we were with Silvia in Essen at Zollverein, an old coal factory. This … Continue reading

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>Baths, Rain, Hully Gully and Wine

>Despite a day of mostly rain, we made the best of it in touring around some scenic spots during our visit with friends/hosts Lena and Peter from the town of Rosbach, Germany. This is the artsy (raindropped) view through a … Continue reading

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>Saturday morning we said goodbye to Beate and Ellen and drove our rented car to Rosbach where we’re staying with Lena and Peter. Beate and Ellen have promised to visit us in the states again. We arrived at the home … Continue reading

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>Binary Systems

>For a few days, after visiting the Berlin Wall, the Holocaust Memorial and the Sashenhausen concentration camp, I noticed the composition of my images had changed. I was dividing my photographs in half. Perhaps it was a subconscious influence of … Continue reading

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