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Independence, Integrity, Clarity
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Stuttgart – cars, philosophers and fountains
I was impressed in Seattle when I discovered that the city
was the home of Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon and Starbucks, but Stuttgart has a
much more impressive record.   Home of
Porsche, Daimler and Benz, and Bosch, it claims to be the birth place of the
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Carcassonne and Surrounds
Carcassonne -  The Fortified Town 43.2122° N, 2.3537° E Ever since I rode past
Carcassonne in a bus on the way to a ski holiday in Andorra in 1978, I have been
keen to visit the Fortified Town.   The
fortifications were first established by the Romans aroun...
Carcassonne and Surrounds
Carcassonne and Surrounds
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Vendee to Carcassone - a road trip
We again adopted the strategy of wandering between visiting family in Vendee and our planned stay in Carcassone, choosing where to stay and what to do as the wind blew us.  That works most of the time, but we hit Cahors planning to stay two days only to fin...
Vendee to Carcassone - a road trip
Vendee to Carcassone - a road trip
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Utrecht, Amsterdam and Surrounds
We spent a few days in Utrecht and Amsterdam as a base for exploring some "unknown places" in the region. This is what we found. Kinderdijk 51°52′57″N   4°38′58″E Ask anyone who has seen Kinderdijk, or looked at a photo or even heard about it and they will ...
Utrecht, Amsterdam and Surrounds
Utrecht, Amsterdam and Surrounds
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Mamers – the Triple Crown
I have been travelling
to Mamers for 40 years (!) but never has there been such a week.    First the Tour de France flew through rue du
Fort, the main artery through the town.    The Peleton on rue du Fort And then they were gone. The Peleton passes a littl...
Mamers – the Triple Crown
Mamers – the Triple Crown
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Koln / Cologne
Koln from the top of its highest building When I first visited Koln in 1979, my objective was to see
the Cathedral, climb the bell tower and take a photo of the Hohenzollern Rail Bridge.   The first thing I did in Koln was to take a
photo (using one of the ...
Koln / Cologne
Koln / Cologne
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Boppard – the Rhine Valley Romantic Route
Confluence of the Rhine and the Mosel Rivers The Lady In 2015 we used a free
day in our schedule to take a ferry down the Rhine River from near Wiesbaden to
Loreley – a rock in Saint Goarshausen – where there is a statue of the legendary
woman who tempted s...
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Frankfurt - beginning of the 2018 Adventure
Frankfurt does not
have the immediate recognition factor of a London or Paris, in fact if you
arrive by train at the Frankfurt Hbf, it has the familiar look of many large
German towns, with the parking lot, taxi stand and bus terminal (along with the
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The Festival of Music all over France on the summer solstice (and reportedly now in more than 130 countries but not Australia) was started by Jack Lang, the Minister for Culture in the Mitterrand Government in 1981.  The idea was to celebrate the solstice i...
Gallimaufry Set
Gallimaufry Set
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Louveciennes, Pissaro and the Aqueduct
Camille Pissarro spend some time in Louveciennes around 1871 and painted some famous scenes many times, as was his habit, seeking the different influences of season, time of day and light variation on his subject.  In 1871 Louveciennes was a rural town on t...
Louveciennes, Pissaro and the Aqueduct
Louveciennes, Pissaro and the Aqueduct
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