“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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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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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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