A follow-up gallery from our trip to Europe, with more “normal” pictures.
It sounds crazy to say that we went to a model train museum, but this place was awesome.
This area was a recreation of the Swiss alps. All of the platforms are full of people, each created and painted by hand. Most impressive.
Every few minutes, the landscape changes from day to night, and the towns light up.
There is also an airport.
Planes fly in from one wall, land, and taxi to the gate…
At the gate, the trucks drive up to the plane, and reload beverages, etc. Then the planes taxi back to the runway and take off. Unbelievable.
Most of the major buildings in Hamburg are recreated in miniature, including Imtech Arena. There is a full soccer game being played (complete with footage of an actual match). Again, all of the people are made, and painted by hand.
A homage to Cadillac Ranch in the US section.
A bicycle race across the bridge. Small details like this abound.
A detail shot of the ceiling in the lobby of the Hamburg city hall.
Life is better when Futura is everyhwere.
This sculpture/statue is entitled “Prüfung” in German, which loosely translates to “The Ordeal” or “The Examination” in English. In so many ways it captures the spirit of the memorial.
At the Volvo museum. Expect a lot of logos.
The Swedes are proud.
The museum is actually fairly cool.
Initially the logo was attached to both corners of the grille, in the words of our tour guide, “Because if they didn’t attach it, it would have just fallen off. When you see this logo in your rear view mirror, you know you are about to be passed by a Volvo. At a safe and steady speed, but you will be passed.”
Gothenburg seems like a small town. And a company town.
This is a logo I would never have associated with Volvo.
Another old logo.
We need to get back to the era of awesome hubcaps.
Awesome looking cars wouldn’t be amiss either.
I particularly like the headlights.
The hood of a P1900
Hard to believe they made these around the same time as the P1800/P1900.
Again, seems a bit stylish for Volvo?
On the P1900. If anyone has one they’d like to give me, I’ll definitely take it off your hands.
After morning services at Christ Church.
External shot of Christ Church.
Katie, in front of Dublin Castle.
The two of us in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
The alter at the Catholic Chapel at Kilmainham Gaol.
One of the early cells at Kilmainham.
This is the hallway where most of the leaders of The Rising were imprisoned before they were executed.
The leaders of The Rising were executed by firing squad in this courtyard. After the stories of their lives and deaths began to circulate among the populace, popular sentiment turned toward the Republicans.
Busts in the reading room of Trinity College Library.
A door on the back side of Christ Church cathedral.