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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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War never makes sense. Its all sad. I dont think Munich was very industrial at the time. It had palaces and historic buildings and Hitler hid out there but they went after the war machines, I guess. Vienna is really crowded now. Really Crowded. We didnt have much opportunity to enjoy because of the holiday.
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Right now, you could probably walk to the shore. Or to another boat. It's probably safer than a bus.
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I will attempt to remember enough to do another post because I really enjoyed the things I learned on the rest of the journey. It is relaxing to let someone else handle the details, and boy, do they ever!
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That's sweet of you to say, thank you. All the wenches work hard at providing blogs that will entertain and enlighten a wide variety of readers. It isn't always easy!
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Exactly, never say never! I didn't think I ever could either, but the travel options available these days keep expanding.
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Glad to be of service! I wish Typepad allowed images in comments so you could take out your memories and post a few here.
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And you were fortunate to do your journeys in your younger days. We're trying to fit in as much as we can before we have to retire out of creakiness. ;) I would far prefer to be wealthy, hole in at a hotel for a week or a month in each place, and really have the time to explore. But just seeing sights I thought I'd never see satisfies my mental itches!
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The journey from Australia to Guam was bound to be fifty times rockier than floating down a nearly empty river. If you don't get seasick swimming, then you'll be fine. But I love the idea of King Neptune rising up from the deep!
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I wish you could have gone! If I can remember everything a month from now, I'll try to tell you more.
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it's so hard to see it all! We saw the outsides of the church and of the fancier house Mozart lived in later but didn't have time to go back. I'm not sure that you can actually go in the church--I don't remember. It was on the outskirts of town. I know you couldn't go in the nunnery. Inside Mozart's birthplace is mostly a collection of his work and empty rooms. The fancier house was over in the newer part of town. Lovely area but I didn't see museum signs. So much to see!
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Oh how perfect (and a great tax write off for Ella ). Vienna is extremely crowded and we were warned of pickpockets, but we never had a problem. And it was a National Independence Day holiday when we were there--the place was packed.
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The Viking tours are fairly economical and have options for those of us who are not athletic. But going to Europe is not cheap by any means. You still have your memories! I never had that opportunity when young.
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Pat here (and in Salzburg in the image): I have spent most of my life reading about European history. My great-aunt once gave me an enormous picture book about the customs of different countries. It was much too advanced for my six-year-old prowess, but I poured over those exotic photos for years, so I was indoctrinated early. Continue reading
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The comments are bringing back great memories, thank you! I need to go dig around and see how many of those old photos I can find.
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I haven't hunted for film and developing in so long that I wouldn't even know where to begin. Have you searched online? My digital camera takes nice pics but uploading them is a pain. And then the pics have to be printed out from a computer, so I feel your pain!
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You are a walking historian! How fortunate you are to have all that personal knowledge. And yes, the official photographer in the family tends to cut himself out of the photos. Keep up the good work!
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I hope you get them out at holiday times and share them. We so often stuff photos away and never look at them again!
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can you scan those photos into a computer and share them with your family? We've been doing that, then adding them to ancestry.com. I don't have many, but Don's family has some gems! Oooo, blowing up a photographer... new ideas!
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Thank you for the names! I'm copying them into my research notes. I'm just about to start really digging.
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Oh, wow, Mary, you bring back memories! We have some of those old Polaroid photos--they're badly fading and turning yellow but they were so much easier than dragging film to the drugstore and waiting for it to be developed! And I had someone try to teach me how to develop film, but I never had the money to buy what was needed or a place to do it. But the journalism angle--makes me want to write a book about the 60s. And yes, the iphone camera is a blessing, although our computers are about to explode with all the photos! Thank you for the flashbacks.
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I vaguely remember the Brownie, too. And I have an ancient camera, origin unknown, I inherited from a great aunt. But photos... nope. You're fortunate!
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Thank you, thank you! I haven't started the book yet. I was just noodling around to see how realistically I might carry it off. But this is fabulous info for when I really dig in. And WRITE the next book with this info. I love the history and that we're teaching some basic understanding to our readers. We take far too much for granted. Our ancestors should be appreciated.
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I’ve had a character pop up who claims to be a photographer, and I had a bit of panic because the book is set in 1871. How much photography could my Victorian lady do in those early stages of cameras? Continue reading
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oh cool, I had no idea how a teletype works! And isnt it lovely that we dont have to type perfectly anymore?
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there are specialty shops for everything but it gets to be an expensive obsession!
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