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Floating mine left over from the war, disarmed and made into a monument to the foolishness of war, in Copenhagen.

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Entertainment staff: Two actors, two singers, two magicians and a classical pianist. Others came and went during the cruise.

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Typical seashore along the island of Bornholm, very popular with tourists from all over Europe.

Smoked herring hung to dry outdoors, with nearby picnic tables where people buy them for around 400 each and eat, usually with beer and chips. Very mild and delicious. One of the few old windmills left, this in Gudhjem, now the setting of a curio shop.

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Canal boat at Helsinki, long retired from its leaky career, now the home of a family, who escape high rents and taxes.

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Entrance to the Rock Church in Helsinki, a striking modern church. Not overlooked is the savings in fuel as half the church is buried.
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Giant cranes awaiting ships to unload along the wharves at Helsinki.

Suburbia Finland style, taken from top of a new office building. Houses and neighborhood rival those in the States.

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A typical sight in Russia...women in skirts cutting weeds, sweeping streets and doing other manual labor.

World War II tank serving as a monument at Leningrad. The only warlike display we recognized as such.

Huge arch resembling the Arch of Triumph in Paris...but here depicting some brave warlike scene from Russia's history.

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Common sight in Russia...Signboard with pictures of the best workers...said to be more incentive than a raise in pay.

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Park and golf course with interested spectators. Apparently we were curiosity, for people lined banks all day waving at us.

One of dozens of neat German farms along the canal...apparently weeds are against the law in Germany.

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Hamburg is the city of fountains, with all these pictured seen in the city's Planten and Blumen park. The one at left are fountains squirted by kids to keep balloons suspended.

City hall of Hamburg, very impressive old building, heavily bombed during World War II, and many years spend renovating it.

Like many American cities, Hamburg had to have a tall tower with a revolving restaurant.

Not the North Sea, but lake in the center of Hamburg. The area was rubble after the war, so made a lake, and said to have car park under.

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Huge metronome with Herb Smith showing its size. Again, don't know the reason for it.

Train ride similar to those at home, but with a fare something like $2.50 each. In the Planten and Blumen park, beautiful with flowers.

Part of the modern city of Hamburg, seen from the observation tower. A hard city to drive in, for streets like spaghetti, and they kept changing the names every few blocks.

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large oil tanker being built at Amsterdam. . .but Dutch have priced themselves out of market, so build few nowadays.

Handsome old castle with towers and a real moat with a drawbridge...now used as a boys' school, near Amsterdam.

Main Amsterdam street, with inevitable bike rack. So many bike riders they were a menace to motorists, overflowing.

Entrance to Union Station at Amsterdam with huge statues holding four light globes...quite impressive at night.

Produce truck drawn up in a neighborhood and housewives crowd in to get their vegetables fresh and cheap.

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Dike with a road on top, the Zuider Zee at the left, and houses and farms on the right £ a lower level than the sea.

Picturesque little city on the Zuider Zee, with licenses from all over the world on the dock. Very attractive for tourists with shops.

Another authentic windmill.., some were used to pump water and others to grind grain.

Beautiful fat cattle grazing in Holland...no fence, but an irrigation ditch keeps them in the field.

Drawbridge raised to let a small boat thru. Just a hand crank to pull the cables raises her.

Common sight along the busy Holland canals. Oftentimes have a drawbridge, and someone runs out of the house to pull up for boats.

Another small canal, with personal boat parked at the doorstep. Locks keep water level uniform.

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The Quai du Rosaire in Bruges, with old buildings beautifully preserved. As is the custom in many of these cities, any restoration or repair or addition has to match the age-old pattern.

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Le Ha>rRe, France...the center of the city, bombed out during the war, and replaced with lake, statues and bridge.

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Interesting old fishing boats of all descriptions in downtown Le Havre...just to add a bit of atmosphere, I suspect.

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Scenes at the Monastery of Mont St. Michel, built in 1469. Cropping up out of a pile of granite off the coast of Prance, and towering hundreds of" feet into the air.

Beach with little fishing boat coming in, with a cable laid out on the ground, and a primitive vinch pulling it up on shore. The chalk cliffs of Normandy, with some dimlyseen at the right fortifications left over from World War II.

Stately, wealthy homes in the suburbs of Le Havre, somewhat typical of the Normandy countryside. ..very lush and beautiful. Dugouts and ammunition buildings above the cliffs of Normandy, with barbed wire strung to keep out visitors.

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The two pictures above and one to the right are of imposing castle in the French city of P.ouen, the home of Joan of Arc.

Palace or castle near Fecamp. We started to tfisit it, but noticed in time a retinue of guides with upturned palms.

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Norbert and P.uthie Evers, with their two sons, summer 1977.

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Fairly recent Colorado ghost town...a company town near Hotchkiss...each house complete with outside privy. Everybody moved out.

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New silos for recent coal mine at Hotchkiss, Colorado. Many millions invested, but government in its wisdom is holding up production.

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Old coke ovens on the McClure pass in southern Colorado. Used many years ago to transform coal, which is mined nearby.

a Colorado highway, but begging for a pic:ure , Real snow has not started in October »77, iust a powdery sprinkling.

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Two of the most beautiful buildings anywhere, in north Dallas, all gold windows...brilliant at sunrise and sunset.

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