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I'm back, along with pictures from Europe! Pt 1 (Amsterdam to Munich)

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Iconindustries, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It's nice to be back home, but I definitely had one of the best holidays to date. My first time out of Australia setting off into the unknown. I went with a tour group called Topdeck and we travelled through Europe checking out all the touristy spots. The Tour started in London and we went over to Calais and travelled Europe in a clockwise direction. I took with me My GF1 and 20mm and my Nikon D90 but to tell you the truth i only used my Nikon Twice! We did a lot of walking and so the best way was to travel light, and accordingly i went everywhere with my GF1. After spending each day with my GF1 around my neck i defiantly have grown attached to it. I love it more than before. Here are some pictures that i thought might be interesting to show.
    For any newcomers I fully guarantee that m43 cameras certainly cut the pack, especially when travelling. I was hesitant when I first started the holiday but now that i've finished the trip and seen the pictures from the (first of the m43 line- the GF1) and I'm more than happy.

    Part 2 will have the rest of the pictures:smile:

    Here goes...

    Travelling throughout the Netherlands for our first stop in Amsterdam.

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    Started off with a bike ride in Amsterdam. What a city! I really enjoyed the bike ride cruising around and trying to stay alive in the swarming mass of other bikes and cars.

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    All this is new to me. The amount of bikes and the number of small cars were a massive surprise to me, way different to Australian culture.

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    I amsterdam in the museum Square. I'm the guy in the red shirt standing on top of the 'e'

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    First time to see a tram in Amsterdam.

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    Having fun with new Spanish friends.

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    Cruising around Berlin following my feet. Hard to miss this massive monstrosity.

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    City of Prague at night.

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    Looking through a guard tower window down on Charles Bridge.

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    Watching the myriad's of entertainers and artists that span the entire stretch of the bridge.

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    First time ever to see a beggar. Prague.

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    Woo Whoo! I don't think i need to explain where i am now.

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    I fell in love with the German girls. So pretty:) 

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    I didn't want to make this to long so I'm doing it in 2 parts. Part 2 will have the trip from Venice and back to London. Check it out:) 
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  2. Muntjack

    Muntjack Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 26, 2010
    Great work

    I loved these pics...... really made me nostalgic for some of these places not seen for years.... I bet you had to pay for the broken glass??

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  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Welcome back...looks like you had a ton of fun. Europe is an amazing place to tour and I can see from your shots you had a great time shooting.

    Good to see you back on and posting great images again.

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  4. Awesome, mate. Looks like you had a brilliant time. Definitely a part of the world that I want to visit sometime in the not too distant future.
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  5. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Great, Icon, great great great ....
    I'm glad you enjoyed 'the old continent'
    What a pity your group didn't make it to Brussels ... Bruges ... Antwerp ... Gent ... and so many more fabulous places in Belgium.

    Come back, dear Icon, I'll be your guide !

    C U
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  6. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England

    Welcome home!!

    Awesome travelogue so far, looking forward to seeing the rest of the set.

    So, the German girls. Did you bring one home?
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  7. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Great pix icon. Makes me want travel to Europe again.

    :thumbup: Vorst, Brussels... my hometown.
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  8. Canonista

    Canonista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    Brings back fond memories of my 3 week post-graduate travel through London, Amsterdam, much of Germany, and a bit of Switzerland. My favorite places were Delft, Heidelberg, and Lucerne. Hard to believe a few decades have passed.
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  9. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Awesome pictures, man! Love the one with the waitress standing in front of the painted wall.

    For a moment I was like, what strange bokeh... :rofl:
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  10. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thanks for the comment mate.
    Fortunately that wasn't my cup but one of the other people on my trip- a girl mind you! I think she prosted a bit hard:rofl: And they didn't worry about it at all, just bought her a new one

    I'm glad you enjoyed them Livnius and appreciated your comment. I'm so glad i chose Europe for my first trip because it's definitely given me the travel bug.

    Oh man, you'd love it so much, save your dough for Munich next semptember. Some of the others on the trip were explaining how good oktoberfest was. It's very hard to explain and I think the only way to describe it is to go there. The atmosphere is filled with happy people all dressed up and singing at the top of their voices to the folk band. Packed to the rafters, so much you stand on the seats and jump up and down. Massive Pork knuckle for dinner, topped off with a huge doughnut.

    Raf, my friend! I made it too Belgium but just for a 15 min break. Our driver needed his time break and we stopped at a service station. As we got back in the bus i remembered our tour guide mentioned about the Belgium chocolate and i was kicking myself because i forgot to get some! Bulk regret. I was there and missed tasting some:frown:

    From what i saw it was a lovely place, topped off with friendly people. I'm hoping to get back one day..

    Hey Alan! I got on the forum a few times while i was away, to see what you were up to. Making sure you were behaving yourself. haha

    When i was back in London i went for a walk, got lost and spotted a shop called Jessops. I had heard the name mentioned here on the forum before so i went to have a look. And it is amazing, first time to see the whole range of mu-43 cameras before. And you'll be proud of me mate because i helped a girl there that was undecided on purchasing a GF2 or an ordinary p&s. The sales guy had run out of his pitch and I had my GF1 one with me and let the girl have a try and she loved it. After she purchased the GF2 i wrote the url to Mu-43.com on a piece of paper for her. So i hope we'll see her one day.

    So sad i couldn't bring a german girl home, they're so friendly. I love the way they pronounce some words when speaking to you in english, sound's pretty cute.

    Zephyr, I new someone on the forum lived in that area and i just couldn't remember who. But yes what made me think of it was that i saw a sign 'Bruxelles' and i wondered if that was the way to Brussels.

    Cheers Canonista, It is a real eye opener for a aussie country guy. I said to myself that if Germany spoke english, i'd go and live there.

    The little village we stayed in Switzerland was called Lauterbrunnen. Such a peaceful place with zero crime rate, our dorms didn't even have locks.

    haha yeah that's my favourite as well, i had to be quick. That was one of the 'Beerwenches' as the germans call them and they are busy beavers carting beer there and everywhere. This particular girl carried six stein's with each arm!
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  11. turbodieselvw

    turbodieselvw Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 29, 2010
    Very nice pics. Wish I was there to help with the beer and the German women!
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  12. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Wonderful photos, Brady. Looks like you had a great time!
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  13. TonyB

    TonyB Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2010
    Excellent work and thanks for sharing, I like the variety of shots and it looks like you had a lot of fun. I particularly liked the beggar shot, very emotive and well spotted.
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  14. Jordan

    Jordan Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Great shots. Going to a new area for the first time is always fun and exciting. Getting to travel and see how other parts of the World live is fun. Your sets bring back the memories of my trip to Italy and part of Switzerland about 6 years ago.
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