1997 Germany Photos

In 1997, during the last few days of July and the first 2 weeks of August, I went to Germany. Ostensibly, I was there to attend the Marktoberdorf Summer School in Computational Logic, and that's why the Marshall people helped pay some of my way. I did attend the school, and many of the pictures are from there. However, since airfare was paid for, I stayed in Germany an additional week after the school ended and travelled around for a bit. The rest of the pictures are from that part of my trip. I've went back again a few months later to visit some friends, so those photos are also here, but jumbled in witht the rest.

A fullish account of my first trip is here.


Marktoberdorf Summer School Photos

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The Bavarian Alps in the summer, taken during a day trip.
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The town of Breitenberg seen from the Alps.
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Me on the Nebelhorn above Oberstdorf.
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I couldn't resist the sign on this schlock shop in Kaufbeuren, where Tanya and I had to change trains on the way to Oberstdorf.
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It rained on the group excursion. But that didn't stop Thomas, Tanya, and Noemie from reaching the summit.
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Somehow, there were two Thomas's from Denmarkat the school.
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There where also two people from Turkey. Why is Ismail rolling his eyes at Meltem?
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Me at the farewell dinner.
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Jean-Yves Girard must have something really interesting to share with Henk Barendregt.
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Henk warily overlooks a table of people. Is it because they weren't at his lectures?
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Another table of people. All looking fairly content.
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Noemie seems happy with plenty of empties in front of her.
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Jose Meseguer, Henk, Sam Buss, Samson Abramsky, and Ursula Martin are enjoying dinner at least as much as they enjoyed lecturing.
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Although a stern looking man, the Marktoberdorf house meister kept us well supplied with all sorts of beverages.
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On the last night of the school, a few of us went out for ice-cream.
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During the school, lecturer Stan Wainer captioned the football irregulars in a valiant effort against the world-renowned Marktoberdorf "Destroyers". Our Zermello Football Club lost, but the fans had fun. It might have been the free beer.
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Frenzied ZFC supporters even made their own banner.
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At several points, ZFC had the crowd on its feet.
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A group shot of the entire summer school.
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After a day climbing a wet mountain, we relaxed in the ski lodge with dinner.
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We did do a bit of studying. Sometimes.
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Bavarian night was a huge success. The kegs of beer helped immensely.


Travels Around Germany

When I left the summer school, I went by train to Koln (Cologne). There I stayed for three and a half days, seeing the sights and meeting the natives. One of them was friendly, and she (Gesche) invited me back to stay with her family for a few nights. So I spent two nights in Wolfsburg, the home of Volkswagen. And not that much else. But it was nice to live with a real family for a bit. I then went back to Munchen (Munich), where I eventually found a hostel with very friendly people. I also paid a visit to the Dachau concentration camp. After two nights in Munich I caught the plane back to Edinburgh. But as I wrote above, a more complete account is here.

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Gesche and I found this great playground in Cologne. So we climbed on it.
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At the hostel in Munich I met Danielle and Martha who were part of our Hofbrauhouse group.
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There where also two Brazilians at the hostel. They worked in television and carried cameras everywhere.
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A nice thing about Bavaria is the beer. Served by the liter, on occasion. Here I am, with my three.
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Some people handle alcohol better than others. Danielle steals cones. And later gets caught!
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Our Hofbrauhouse group split up for a bit, and I wound up with this photos of us and some Italians.
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Here's Gesche in her room in Koln.
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And here she is in her high school picture.
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On a much more somber note, I also went to the Dachau concentration camp. Litteraly a hell of a place, the beauty of some memorials stands in stark contrast to the bleakishly bright compound.
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Although they wouldn't look out of place in a bakery, these ovens were used to burn the bodies of the dead. Some of the dead.

Last modified: Sat Aug 15 20:56:34 BST 1998