Critique 2020 Octoberfest – kilofoxtrott (Klaus) - Player- 50mm f/1.4 G, 85mm f/1.4 D and 135mm f/2 DC - Day 6

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4th day - Hemer - my birthplace

(1) Former industrial mansion, then town hall and now library. My grandparents were caretakers there and lived in the right wing. I spent the first 10 years of my life mostly in this beautiful house.
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(2) Ebberg church - I was christianized there
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(3) My Kindergarden 55 to 58 years ago
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(4) We lived in the upper right apartement
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Klaus
So great that you can visit your birthplace and capture the sights. Something I'll have to do as well sometime.
 

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Very nice memories. What's the thing in the foreground of the first photo? Looks like something historical.
It's a fountain, Phil. It wasn't there when I lived there. Instead the old main street was there.

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Excellent shots and it's very nice to see your hometown. I currently live about 5 miles from where I grew up, so seeing old homes, schools, and parks is pretty easy.

Your pano shot was particularly beautiful!

Ken
 

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Were you n Munich for the Oktoberfest?
No Bill, my younger daughter lives there - in Harlaching. So we visit her from time to time.
For the girls it's a chance to go shopping - for me to take pictures.

And, to be correct - I don't like a bunch of drunken people. And at least, it's Corona time...

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Oktoberfest this year would have been a superspreading event, like Sturgis here in the US. But I'm sure Germans would have been more sensible than to hold a such an event in the time of Covid.

In 1970-71, when I was in the US Army, I was stationed at the McGraw Casern, which is in Giesing, next to Harlaching. I have to say, there was a lot of drunkenness in Munich, and quite frankly my friends and I were no exception on numerous occasions. Less than a month after Oktoberfest, on November 11, Fasching gets underway, and it seemed as if there was a continuous, round-the-year festival.
 

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5th day - Cologne

(1) Late evening - downtown
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(2) Foto Lambertin - a camera shop. It's part of the cathedral
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(3) The place in front of the cathedral
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(4) An entrance
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(5) Between the bell towers
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(6) The cathedral by night
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Klaus
 

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6th day - Cologne by day

(1) A small other hobby...
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(2) Mini burger - approx. 2" in diameter
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(3) New meets old
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(4) The cathedral to the left, St. Martin church, the Hindenburg bridge and the Marriot hotel to the right
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(5) The "old" town of Cologne, built in the 50's. Cologne was the most bombed town in WWII...
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Klaus
 

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