Jul. 9th, 2013

iddewes: (Seligenstadt)
So...some photos from Wetzlar...
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Not sure how well you can see it...but this is the reason Dirk had heard of Wetzlar - Leica!!! If you haven't heard of them (and I hadn't before I met Dirk) they make basically the Aston Martins of the camera world, plus binoculars and microscopes. Dirk hasn't got any of their cameras at the moment (unless one of his historical cameras is a Leica, I'm not sure) but has had, and he definitely has at least one pair of Leica binoculars, and I think his Dad has an old one of their microscopes though I am not sure. Apparently nowadays their main factory is in another town called Solms and this one in Wetzlar only makes the microscopes now. So we did not visit anything Leica-ish.
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a view of one of the towers of the cathedral...it's quite an interesting one as different parts of it were built in different eras and it's got this bit at the front that was never finished.
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It's apparently on the German Timber Frame Road which I know Seligenstadt is on as well...
The only problem was I had a headache the whole day which wasn't helped by the heat. I finally felt better towards the end of our visit when I had some lemon sorbet and fruit tea in a cafe!

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