“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Budapest” (Day 11)

April 28

~ Nuremberg

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If you’re over 80, you know this; if you’re between 60 – 80, you’ve heard of this; if you’re under 60, you’ll have to look it up . . .

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[Saying good-bye to our new friends on the Embla.  Unfortunately, it has been so long ago now I’ve forgotten their names.  They always left us wanting for nothing.]

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[We’re on the bus to Nuremberg now, and at the end of our visit there we will be moving to a new boat.]

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[Still chilly in the neighborhood – 5 degrees Celsius translates to 41 degrees F.]

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[John was enjoying his book, The Boys in the Boat, along the way.]

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[Yup, another little snow squall for our traveling pleasure.]

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[It’s 10:33 am – that doesn’t have to be converted to Fahrenheit or anything.]

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[Obi?  Do I have royalty interests?]

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[First sighting of Nuremberg Castle, c. 1000]

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[Half-timbered (or fachwerk) construction, common through this area.]

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[In Nuremberg center (Hauptmarkt) a house with a mural.]

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[Haupmarkt, John points to the clock to let us know the countdown for our city walking exploration has begun.]

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[Amazing, the number of cities with canals.]

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[The Super says, “I love it, but it might be time to look for place with hot drinks!”]

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[(Ultimately it was decided that I already had a sufficient supply of under garments.)]

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[Is just bear with us too lame?]

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[Not for Helen who was ready for some serious polka time!]

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[Noting the absence of Pam and Tom from these meanderings, this may have been when they did the Nuremberg WWII tour.  We would do a bit of that in a bit.]

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[And yet another attractive walking area for shopping, wining, and dining.  And the spires of St. Peter’s Cathedral.]

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[We walked over one of these canal bridges . . . and came back on another.]

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[The ladies take advantage of the photo ops . . . John’s thinking hot tea!]

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[This will be identified three photos down.]

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[Oh, can’t read German?  “The Marriage Carousel” (1977-1981).  Oy!]

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[Back to the central square . . . ]

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[What a day for an ice cream cone!]

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[ . . . or a brat!]

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[Und ein bier!]

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[(Weakie, are you paying attention?)]

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[Back outside to walk off lunch.]

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[Pam and Tom . . . rediscovered!]

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[And now back on the bus for the WWII tour part.  The Nuremberg trials memorium . . . ]

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[A corner of the Palace of Justice.]

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[Palace of Justice]

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[Bus]

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[Prison behind the Palace of Justice where Nazi war criminals were held.]

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[St. John’s Cemetery]

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[Bus]

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[Nuremberg State Theater]

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[Police headquarters . . . well, what it’s currently leased for.]

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[Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds . . . ]

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[An overlook . . . we didn’t stop.]

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[Can you guess?]

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[Ahh, now I know where we are . . . ]

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[Luitpold Arena in the Nazi Party Rally Grounds had a capacity of 150,000.]

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[And a lovely lake in the Nazi Party Rally Grounds.]

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[Nazi Party Rally Grounds, 1933 – 1938 – the dreariness of the day added to the dreariness of the place!]

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[Let’s go home and back to modernity . . . ]

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[And now back in the city past the Castle.]

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[Beautiful Fountain, apparently getting a beauty makeover.]

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[John is sooo happy, indoors with hot tea (or was it chocolate?), showing off his Europe sweatshirt.]

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[Farmers’ market on the Haupmarkt.]

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[Alex??]

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[Back at Haupmarkt, the tourists are laughing in anticipation of . . . ]

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[Frauenkirche, Church of Our Lady, c. 1352,  One of the most notable features of the church is the Männleinlaufen, a mechanical clock that commemorates the Golden Bull of 1356. The clock was installed in the church in 1506. The Holy Roman Emperor is shown seated with the prince-electors surrounding him.  The clock mechanism is activated at midday, a bell is rung to start the sequence followed by the trumpeters and drummer. Then there is a procession of the electors around the figure of the Holy Roman Emperor. (Wikipedia.)]

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[And now back on the bus for the trip “home” . . . ]

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[You’ve heard of him, right?  He had some wild idea that the Sun, rather than the Earth, was the center of the universe.]

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[St. Rochusfriedhof, a cemetery created in 1510 for plague victims.]

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[And now we’re heading back to our new boat . . . ]

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[Germany is behind only China in amount of power provided by solar panels.]

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[The bus deposited us here where Helen tried to get to the “bottom” of things.]

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[The welcoming party for our new boat . . . welcome to the Aegir!]

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[Desserts . . . still good!]

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Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities. ~  Lewis Mumford

Up Next:  Bamberg (unless summer intervenes, again)

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One Response to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Budapest” (Day 11)

  1. G. says:

    Thanks for sharing your European tours. Beautiful photos and it almost feels like you are traveling along with you guys. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

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