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Old Crank

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April 26, 2022

Flat lighting II

I forgot the water droplet flowers.
And I stripped the color from the one picture.
of the café.

PWFs. Pretty white flowers

The B+W without tweaking.

April 26, 2022

Flat lighting

Welcome to München in April. Had a doctor's apt and managed to go between bouts of rain.
I didn't have to spritz the flowers with water for that dewy look that was popular for a while.
On the way I stopped to take pictures of street art on a power distribution building. There is
one near with a different design.

The hill on the left represents Englischergarten's hill and Monopteros. The head of the beer is a white
rose which is the name of the student resistance group murdered by the Nazis.

I believe this is St. George. The man who single handedly killed off all dragons.

Waiting for the sun. This might be good in black and white.

From Rosengarten

April 25, 2022

I think I will lurk here at bit

before I join.

Seems that most discussion is about European Fussball. I currently live in Munich and one of the local clubs won the Bundesliga for the 10th time in a row. which is ridiculous. There is some discussion on how to keep one team from being so dominant. Bayern has about a 100 million dollar revenue edge over the second place team.

But I live just down the street from TSV Grosshadern. They play in a Birzirk division. (district) Our boys had a rough outing on Tuesday. Took the early lead then let in 6 unanswered. Ouch.

My former team in the US finally won their first match, the Earthquakes.

This summer, the family is heading to London to watch a couple the Women's Euro championship matches. That will be fun. The fans aren't as nasty and the cost is significantly lower than the men's side.

April 25, 2022

Daily Distraction 25/04/2022

Rye, Near Hastings on the south coast of England

The way to the Chanel

Another from the church tower

Entrance to the gate tower

The main gate.

April 24, 2022


I'm going on vacation and of course I have memory angst.
For my phone I have been transferring 6 months at a time into a file
on my external HD. Turns out I hadn't erased 2019 from my phone's card.
I do that and move six months of 2020 to the external drive.
I have now something like 10 gig of space on the phone. 10 gig.

I went to the store to pick up a card for my camera. I remember there being some kind of limit
on a camera I had before. The first card for this camera was 4 or 8 gig. I got a 64. the one in the camera is a 64. 14 euro.
I could have picked up a 256 gig for less than 50. Just unreal.

When I was at Stanford for a couple of years we had to get permission to get a 2 gig hard drive
to handle our data base and work with it. $2,000+ 2 bay height drive. For normal stuff we had 3.25 inch 1.44 meg floppies. Just amazing the change.

April 24, 2022

Daily Distraction 24/04/2022

Today it is Rye. South coast of England, east of Hastings. This is Orthodox Easter so I'll do the church pictures
although this is Anglican, Church of St. Mary, 12th century. It has a climbable tower but not to difficult.
Here you will see the heavy metal.

Carillon, heavy metal

More heavy metal

For the birders

April 24, 2022

Will be posting some pictures today

These will be from Rye in the UK. Rye is a cute little harbour town to the east of Hastings
Some of you have heard of Hastings I'm sure. We drove past there and didn't stop. We stopped in Rye instead.
However we did see a cement truck as we skirted the town.

It was a truck for: "William the Concreter."

I'll go to my room now..

Just in case you think I'm kidding:


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Name: Ralph
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Current location: München, DE
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About Old Crank

Currently living in Germany, enjoying the culture, enjoying the food, enjoying the travel. Not enjoying the winters, or the Deutsches lernen... Born in Canada. Parents moved to Arizona in 1965. Spent 5 years in the USAF and 2 of those on Crete. Lived in Fresno, Las vegas, Sunnyvale, CA.

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