reps2

reps2

Lives in United Kingdom Inverness-shire, United Kingdom
Works as a Hill-Walker, retired Army Lawyer
Joined on Oct 26, 2008

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On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (120 comments in total)
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reps2: Further to previous:
1. Is obviously the Reichstag,
2. must be the Gendarmenmarkt, with the two cathedrals,
4. is indeed the Luftbrucke Memorial, but only half of it, the other half being at Frankfurt/Main,
14. In the middle is the ruined Kaiser Friederich Gedächtniskirche.

I am the wiser, thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 21:08 UTC
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (120 comments in total)
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AV Janus: Great photos. Thanks for posting them.
Love seeing the change people can make when they are given the opportunity.

Its funny how the post war "Wirtschaftswunder" never seems to take a lasting foothold in the far east and middle east. The US never seems to liberate them all the way till the end I guess.
I guess they are not making the same mistakes like they did in Germany, where they just managed to stay and rebuild the country for 30-40yrs.
/irony ends/

I don't think that DPR is the place for the Kriegsschuldfrage to be argued over - Berlin, however, (according to the great lexicographer Langenscheidt) is a German-Speaking city, not a German one! It is also one of the centres of European culture. I only spent three years there, but to breathe the Berliner Luft was an experience I'll never forget.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 07:49 UTC
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (120 comments in total)

Further to previous:
1. Is obviously the Reichstag,
2. must be the Gendarmenmarkt, with the two cathedrals,
4. is indeed the Luftbrucke Memorial, but only half of it, the other half being at Frankfurt/Main,
14. In the middle is the ruined Kaiser Friederich Gedächtniskirche.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (120 comments in total)
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AV Janus: Great photos. Thanks for posting them.
Love seeing the change people can make when they are given the opportunity.

Its funny how the post war "Wirtschaftswunder" never seems to take a lasting foothold in the far east and middle east. The US never seems to liberate them all the way till the end I guess.
I guess they are not making the same mistakes like they did in Germany, where they just managed to stay and rebuild the country for 30-40yrs.
/irony ends/

Er, no! Marshall Plan aid was most certainly NOT given to the UK, which continued to pay the US for "Lend-Lease" for many years after the war.

The UK paid its own way.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 15:00 UTC
On Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) article (120 comments in total)

"Geske" is truly fascinating - with a little effort the sign can be made out as "Anfang des Demokratischen Sektors" - i.e. Here starts the Soviet Sector! And note that the snow has been swept off the Burgersteig that side of the sign, but not in the west!

More, please!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 14:56 UTC as 30th comment

On a P&S camera, I'm perfectly happy to take a throwaway GPS (although the unknown GPS chip in the AW110 seems an improvement on the earlier Nikon GPSs, inasmuch as it provides bearing as well as lat, long & altitude, although it seemingly loses signal under water) but for use with a better body, I'll chose my own GPS, thank-you. I was delighted that there was no GPS in my D3s, and I sincerely hope that the D5 won't have one either (I'm skipping the D4). A bit odd that the Wifi and associated "app" won't let me transfer wirelessly to a Windows Laptop!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 4th comment
On EXIF tracking services help find missing cameras article (77 comments in total)

Yes, Sony don't (you say) give the Camera Serial in the Exif, and, I fear Canon didn't provide that service in my G11, nor, indeed, in the G12 I bought to replace it. Pity, and, not, I fancy, really very expensive to have done. Even the Canon DSLR require external software to insert the Artist and Copyright, unlike Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 19:17 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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