Category Archives: Historic Buildings

Academy Chapel

I went on Academy grounds today with my department to see a movie on engineering in the Planetarium. The movie was designed to interest kids (especially girls) in engineering as a career and really had no other theme. It also … Continue reading

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Dachau Concentration Camp

Although we knew it would be sobering, we decided to visit Dachau. The memorial, which feels huge, only covers maybe a quarter of the war-period footprint. The rectangle in the far right, with the U-shaped building and the rows of … Continue reading

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Hohenzollern Castle

Of course, on a tour of Europe, you have to visit a castle so we headed to one on Tuesday morning.  We could see our destination when we were still several miles away. We parked at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Strasbourg Cathedral

On Monday morning, we went to Strasbourg. We crossed into France halfway across the bridge over the Rhine River. There was no customs station, and in fact no border presence at all except for a small sign on the railing … Continue reading

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To Switzerland We Go

We headed south toward the Swiss border, an hour and a half away. We drove on the autobahn, along many stretches where drivers can go as fast as they want. This is the “no speed limit” sign. I’m not a … Continue reading

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