Germany

Alpine Chair Lift Cable Station


Instead of a castle or a goat or someone on a snowboard, I spotted this through the zoom feature on the camera. This is not easy to spot from the ground, but I zoomed in to the maximum setting I have on my Nikon camera and shot this. I wonder how windy and cold it gets in the deepest part of January up there.

I keep wanting to call this Ice Station Zebra, but what they do here is, they run the chair lift system from one side, and do some sort of communications thing on the other.

Driving in the Black Forest


If I remember this correctly, this was taken while driving up the hill on the other side of Calw, Germany.

For us, the other side was the Black Forest side of Calw, which extended to the west when you drove up the hill. Our side was the side leading to farms and to Stuttgart.

Driving in Europe was one of my favorite things. The roads are to be envied and safety is all that matters.