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Venice 1988

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 15:30

Our trip to Venice in 1988 resulted in so many photo opportunities that the number of films we took with us was barely enough. The quality of the scanned slides leaves a lot to be desired, so that this photo presentation has more of a value than a contemporary testimony and a vintage collection.

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Sardinian flair

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 13:53

Olbia is an idyllic city in northeastern Sardinia, whose winding streets contrast beautifully with the inviting harbor promenade. In the bay of Olbia there are nice dream beaches with crystal clear water and sometimes bizarre rock formations. Impressive historical buildings like the former cathedral of San Simplicio from the 3rd century AD point to the important historical past of the island.

We had rented a house in the neighboring hills of Olbi and from there explored the island up to the Emerald Coast. The photos shown come from the following regions:

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City of pillars

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 18:01

In 1980 our plane spiraled in wide curves out of the blue sky to the capital of Greece and finally landed on the short runway of Athens airport. We only stayed a few days in the city because our primary destination was the island of Crete and we had already booked a ship passage from Piraeus.

But there was enough time for some photographs with our Voigtländer camera at the time. These are now scanned and maybe one or the other (or is it now different?) Has fun traveling back around 40 years in time and looking at the cars, historical places and street canyons of that time.

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The Rhine Falls

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 08/04/2021 - 18:20

The Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen is a tourist highlight in Switzerland but above all well worth seeing. It is one of the three largest waterfalls in Europe. When the water levels are high, the spray from the falling water sprays many meters high and the roar of the floods of the Rhine demands due respect.

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Saarpolygon in Ensdorf

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 07/28/2021 - 18:42

The Saar polygon is located on the Duhamel mine dump in Ensdorf, the mine dump of the Saar mine, which rises around 150 meters above the Saar valley. The steel sculpture is reminiscent of the hard coal mining in the Saar area, which finally ended in June 2012, and at the same time shows the many directions of possible further development of the Saar industry.

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Montserrat

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Wed, 07/21/2021 - 17:56

The Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat is nestled like a bird's nest under the peaks of the 1236 meter high Montserrat mountain. Barcelona is about 45 km away, but the distant view of the Catalan hinterland allows views almost as far as this beautiful city, if it were not obscured by the Conserolla mountains.

You can reach the monastery by cable car (technology from Leipzig) and get a remarkable impression of the exclusive location of the monastery as you drive up.

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Geocaching in Lapland

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 07/16/2021 - 17:49

Geocaching in winter is sometimes a challenge and in Lapland there is also the short duration of daylight in winter. This was actually an advantage in Rovaniemi, because when it was already dark at 3:00 p.m., we were able to find and sign many interesting geocaches almost unnoticed.

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Pyhätunturi in Pelkosenniemi

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 07/16/2021 - 17:29

The fjells Luosto and Pyhätunturi together form an approximately 35 km long mountain range in Lapland. The highest peak of Pyhätunturi is called Noitakero, other peaks are Kultakero, Ukonhattu, Laakakero, Peurakero and Soutaja. [Wikipedia]. Both areas have popular slopes for skiers and there are also trails for cross-country skiers.

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Luosto in winter

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 07/16/2021 - 15:39

We traveled to the Hotel Aurora in Luosto to take pictures of the Aurora Borealis, the northern lights, as you can get a mobile phone when you check in, on which you get a northern lights alarm. Unfortunately that didn't work in our case as we had snowfall and overcast skies for a week.

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Rovaniemi in Lapland

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 07/16/2021 - 13:36

Regardless of whether you prefer to avoid tourist attractions, do not believe in Santa Claus or hate shopping - when driving from Rovaniemi to the north, a stop in Santa's village on the Arctic Circle is a must. After the bus with 100 items whizzed over the icy slopes of Lapland and initiated the braking maneuver long before the destination, the time has finally come - you have arrived at the Arctic Circle and trudge full of expectations through the snow towards the festively illuminated houses. Does it exist or not.

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