Ben Herrmann

Ben Herrmann

Lives in United States Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
Works as a Fully retired now - but still goin' strong
Joined on Jul 11, 2002
About me:

FULL NAME: Bernd Werner Herrmann. Since there is no nickname for the German first name "Bernd", kids in the US just started calling me "Ben" at an early age and it stuck.

BIRTHPLACE: Moosburg, Bavaria (Germany)

CURRENT HOME: We emigrated to the United States in the early 1950's and my family eventually became naturalized citizens of the US and settled in the Philadelphia, Pa area. Our permanent home now is North Carolina.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Retired US Marine Corps and recently officially retired.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

MILITARY SERVICE: US Marine Corps - 26 years of active service (1966-1993). Military Campaigns: Vietnam from Feb 68 - September 69. Also served as a Marine Corps Recruit Drill Instructor with "L" Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD San Diego from Feb 72 - Feb 75.

EDUCATION: (NC State University) - BS - Tourism, Parks and Recreation Management - Summa Cum Laude.

PREFERENCES/ACTIVITIES: Digital Photography, weight training, physical fitness, gourmet dining, fine wine, gardening, and rifle/pistol marksmanship.

MUSICAL PREFERENCES: Classical and Romantic periods of music (specifically, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn). BIG BAND (Miller, Ellington, Basie, Goodman, etc.) and MILITARY MARCH MUSIC - specifically the German/Austrian variety (Deutsche Märsche and Der Grosser Zapfenstreich).

FAVORITE FOOD CHOICES: French, Asian Fusion, Italian, Japanese.

Cameras currently in my collection (and yes, I do use them all from time to time):

OLYMPUS:
E-10, E-20n, C-7070, C-8080, E-1, E-300, E-500, E-330, E-520, E-3, E-30, E-P3, E-M5, E-PL5, E-PL7 and XZ1

PANASONIC LUMIX:
L1, L10, GF1, GX1, GF6, G5, and LX7

NIKON:
P7700 and P330

CANON:
G12, SX50 HS, and EOS-M

FUJI:
X10, X20, X-S1, HS-50EXR, X-A1 and X-E1

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, and NX300

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Mt. Airy - Trio Restaurant - Exterior entrance viewMt. Airy - Playing checkers in front of Mayberry Country StoreMt. Airy - Main street scene 15 - Mayberry Country StoreMt. Airy - Main street scene 14 - Classic police car on streetJones von Drehle Vineyards - Tasting room scene 4Mt. Airy - Main street scene 6 - Floyds Barbershop 2Mt. Airy - Main street scene 7 - Mayberry Trading PostMt. Airy - Main street scene 8 - Opie's Candy StoreMt. Airy - Main street scene 9Mt. Airy - Main street scene 10 - Mayberry Collectables storeMt. Airy - Main street scene 11Mt. Airy - Main street scene 12 - Walker's Soda Fountain storeMt. Airy - Main street scene 13 - Mayberry consignments and souvenir storeJo Lo Vineyards - Front entrance gate view 2Jo Lo Vineyards - Front entrance gate view 3Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 1Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 2Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 3Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 4Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 5Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Verandah scene 6Mt. Airy - Chamber of Commerce buildingMt. Airy - Heavenly Pies store interior store view 1Mt. Airy - Heavenly Pies store interior store view 2Mt. Airy - Main street scene 1Mt. Airy - Main street scene 2 - the Main-Oak Emporium building 1Mt. Airy - Main street scene 3Mt. Airy - Main street scene 4Mt. Airy - Main street scene 5Mt. Airy - Main street scene 6 - Floyds Barbershop 1Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 1Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 2Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 3Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 4Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 5Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 6Jo Lo Vineyards - Winery view 7Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 1Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 2Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 3Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 4Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 5Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 6Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 7Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 8Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Outside building view 9Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Tasting room scene 1Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Tasting room scene 2Jones von Drehle Vineyards - Tasting room scene 3