Category: Europe 2005

Koln to Dusseldorf at 2,000 Miles an Hour

I finally finished a couple of time-lapse videos from our recent trip to Europe! I think they’re pretty cool. Of course, I was there, so they may not have the same impact on you, but I hope you’ll check them out anyway. To create these, I zip-tied the camera on a monopod to the railing Read More


What an awesome way to end our trip to Europe! Amsterdam has it all. We started the day early with a trip to the floating tulip market, a tour of the cities lovely canal system and a quick tour of a diamond factory. Then it was back to the ship for lunch. It just happens Read More


I made this panorama of the riverfront from the deck of our ship in Dusseldorf without a tripod, and the stitching of the 8 images did not go too well, but you get the idea. I also made two time-lapse videos of the trip from Koln to Dusseldorf, and they turned out pretty cool, but Read More

Castles and Currywurst – The Trip to Koblenz

Today was the first day we saw the sun since arriving in Europe. And what a lovely day it was! Before today, I was worried that I might not get any photos on this trip to rival those of from our Thailand trip. It turns out though, that Germany is home to some pretty fabulous Read More

Heidelberg and Rudesheim

Despite mostly gloomy weather, we are having a wonderful time. The pace is fast and furious. Today we toured the castle in the beautiful city of Heidelberg and saw a barrel with a capactity of 58,000 gallons of white wine. Unfortunately, the barrel is empty these days. From there, we sailed to Rudesheim and took Read More

Money Down the Drain

Quite literally. Today while enjoying an espresso in the shadow of the magnificent 466 foot tall Strasbourg Cathedral, I reached for my wallet and accidentally knocked it off the table. I watched in stunned disbelief as the thin wallet swished silently through an equally thin crack in a sewer grate underneath our table. The wallet Read More

Europe By Boat

Today we began a 9 day cruise along the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland, north through France, Germany and ending in Amsterdam. Our spotlerss ship is the beautiful, six-year-old River Queen, operated by Uniworld. Our room is very nice – luxurious, in fact. There are 125 passengers and 37 crew on board. The 100% american Read More