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This is a follow-up to my thread showcasing old photos of Boston, taken by my father.

In the late 50's my father was in the Army, and was stationed in Germany for some time. It would appear he took the opportunity to do a bit of sight-seeing while he was there, and took some pics. I'll throw in some of his Army pics too, just for the heck of it.

Most of these are from 1957, with a few of the Army pics taken in 1958 (mostly early in '58 judging by the winter scenes). I'll put all these Europe pics in an album at my Flickr account here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157686336797950

Thanks to MonkeyRonin's suggestion in the Boston thread, I started up my old computer that had a copy of Photoshop on it and played around with the auto-color tool. I also started playing with the auto-level and color levels, contrast and some other tools to fix the ones that had turned red (which were numerous). Most of them I got pretty good, but there were a few that were so far gone there wasn't much I could do; fixing one color messed up another color, and so on. Later on I might even re-visit the Boston photos and really spiff 'em up good.

I won't post all at once, there's about 120 of them. While I'll group them by city/geographical location, otherwise they're in no particular order.

I'll start with London. As in the Boston thread, captions are by my father, some may be incorrect for all I know.

Westminster Abbey


Trafalger Square


St Pauls Cathedral


South from St Pauls
 

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Those are all the London ones. There's a bunch of Rome, Stuttgart, several of Bayreuth, a few from Holland, a few from Paris, one of Nuremburg, and a bunch from the Army camp in and around Neckarsulm, not all of which I'll show. There's also a few of the Navy ship he traveled back to the US on (which was this) and of his departure in Bremerhaven, which are kinda interesting so I'll show those too.
 

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Here's the next batch - these are from Bayreuth, Germany, one from Heilbronn, Germany and some from Holland.

Bust of Richard Wagner in Bayreuth (he's a Wagner fan).



Wagner's villa, also in Bayreuth



Bayreuth street scene - "The Owl" restaurant



Some locals attending a Parsifal (Wagner opera) concert

 

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Now we're in Holland ...

This is one of the pics I had a hard time getting the colors good ... Volendam



Doing some cleaning in Volendam



Marken, Netherlands



And some local girls in Marken



Street scene in Heilbronn, Germany



EDIT: Forgot this one from Volendam

 

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Now we're in Stuttgart.

Here's a jazz sextet featuring Cedar Walton.


Some local girls, two of which are named Sandy Burday & Irene Landmesser.


The opera house. ????


And a different shot of the opera house.


More ...
 

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One of these buildings is a legal brothel. Remember, this is my dad when he was in his 20's. ;)


This is the sign outside of the legal brothel


This is a concert called "Get Happy" - Gary Crosby & Dale Grand


The train station - Banhoff


And the Banhoff interior


US Service Club facing Banhoff
 

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This is a mosque in Schwetzigen. Yes they had mosques in Germany even in 1957! This was, probably more than any of the photos, one whose color I could not fix.


Caption for this is "Schloss - Ludwigsberg." I'm not sure if Schloss is the name of the city or the building, or if Ludwigsberg is the name of the city or building. I presume Ludwigsberg is the name of the city and Schloss is the name of the building, but you never know. ;)


More tomorrow.
 

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And because I'm bored ... this is the what used to be the service station across from the Banhoff:
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.7833303,9.1808694,3a,65.7y,177.4h,90.95t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1ssnA7UD-Ju2TD9NHWRp6SYQ!2e0

This is the Banhoff - from the closer side of the street. Street view has a gap where my father stood to take his pic:
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.7831865,9.1812259,3a,65.7y,74.64h,96.49t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sPBjHURpbBch9gXWFws_1Qg!2e0

2nd opera house shot:
https://www.google.com/maps/@48.7801933,9.1827402,3a,46.8y,116.59h,92.79t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sCAoSLEFGMVFpcE5rdk9LTU5vcVBjci1vNy0temU1bHBaRlFWZGZRMHFJWUFZMUZL!2e0

And judging from street view, I think the first opera house shot isn't really the opera house. Anybody here know what it is?
 

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Here is Nuremburg, which, if you look closely, you can see was still being rebuilt.



Now, on to Paris for a few shots ...

Here is the view from the opera house.



This is my father (on the right) and a friend in front of Montmarte



Notre Dame from the Seine



Notre Dame from the front



And here he made an attempt to take a night shot of the opera house



41 shots of Rome (at Christmas time) will be next.
 
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