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THE JOURNEY

I decided to try and locate where each photograph was taken. Little did I know that this was just the start of my own journey.

Photographer unknown.


PHOTO #29 (FOUND 1/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=NASM&btnG=Search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=NASM+SHIP&btnG=Search

N.A.S.M. - Holland America Line - ss Diemerdyk & Dinteldyk N.A.S.M. Holland America Line. SS Diemerdyk - SS Dinteldyk ... SS Diemerdyk would be the first Holland America Line ship to be built after the war. ... www.ssmaritime.com/diemerdyk-dinteldyk-1.htm - 87k - Cached - Similar pages http://www.ssmaritime.com/diemerdyk-dinteldyk-1.htm

SS Diemerdyk departs Rotterdam heading across the Atlantic - the HAL HQ is seen on the left. Seen in the original HAL livery with a black hull and white ribbon http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=HOLLAND+AMERICA+LINE&btnG=Search

The Unofficial Holland America Line Home Page Dedicated to the history of the Holland America Line and other ocean liners. www.unofficial.net/hal/ - 3k - Cached - Similar pages www.unofficial.net/hal/ Redirecting... http://www.halpostcards.com/unofficial/page2.html

Wilhelminakade, Rotterdam

The Holland America Line offices as they look today, now the Hotel Ne http://www.halpostcards.com/unofficial/page2.html

Index of ships from 1873 to present Nieuw Amsterdam, 1938 - 1973

S.S. Nieuw Amsterdam II

http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/sea

This was the starting point of my investigative journey. The N.A.S.M. sign next to the ship gave away the location. This was the first photograph taken in the set and the first one I located.


LOCATION: THE WILHELMINAKADE, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

ew York.

arch?hl=en&q=NIEUW+AMSTERDAM+II&btnG=Search

... de SS Nieuw Amsterdam in Rotterdam 1,076 x 800 - 216k - jpg www.cruisefans.nl

... 1938 van de Wilhelminakade met ... 593 x 400 - 58k - jpg www.maritiemuseum.nl


PHOTO #29 (FOUND 1/15)

Using the Street View function in Google Earth it is actually possible to walk around the Hotel New York in Rotterdam.


LOCATION: THE WILHELMINAKADE, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS


PHOTO #29 (FOUND 1/15)

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/797102

Aerial views of the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam, (the location of the original photograph). Again, the Hotel New York is a good reference point.


http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1502110185081190200mQgCTx

LOCATION: THE WILHELMINAKADE, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS


PHOTO #29 (FOUND 1/15)


LOCATION: THE WILHELMINAKADE, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

51º54’20.24”N, 4º28’38.94”E

The location of photo 29, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #47 (FOUND 2/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=GOLDENER+HIRSCH&btnG=Search http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=GOLDENER%20HIRSCH&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Hotel Goldener Hirsch 400 x 300 - 32k - jpg www.hotel.de

http://www.hotel.info/en.hotels/Rothenburg_ob_der_Tauber_40586/Hote

... Hotel Goldener Hirsch in Rothenburg ob der Tau

http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=ROTHENBURG+OB+DER+TAU

Rothenburg Germany, Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Ger Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Germany - that beautif Neuschwanstein Castle and Rothenburg ob der Tauber www.germanplaces.com/germany/rothenburg-ob-der-tau Cached - Similar pages http://www.germanplaces.com/germany/rothenburg-ob-der-tauber.html

This one was a little harder to find - initially the results in Google suggested that the Goldener Hirsch was a hotel in Salzburg, Austria: but photos of the area didn’t match the original. I sorted through the photos in Google Images until I found one that did.


LOCATION: PLร–NLEIN, ROTHENBURG-OB-DER-TAUBER, GERMANY

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One of the most taken pictures of Rothenburg Germany is the Plรถnlein fork, a famous landmark of Rothenburg ob der Tauber Germany http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=PLONLEIN&btnG=Search

Virtual Tour of Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Plรถnlein - Siebers ... The Plรถnlein (Little Square) is one of the most photographed spots in the world. It is located at the southern end of Schmiedgasse (Smithy Lane). ... www.scrapbookpages.com/Rothenburg/Tour/Plonlein.html - 4k - Cached - Similar pages http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Rothenburg/Tour/Plonlein.html

Siebers tower on the left, Kobolzeller tower on the right


PHOTO #47 (FOUND 2/15)

All images from www.panoramio.com, search term: Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber.


LOCATION: PLĂ–NLEIN, ROTHENBURG-OB-DER-TAUBER, GERMANY

Walking through Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber in the opposite direction to the way that the original photograph was taken. Here, as we pass under the Sieber tower, the Hotel Goldener Hirsch is on the right.


PHOTO #47 (FOUND 2/15)


LOCATION: PLÖNLEIN, ROTHENBURG-OB-DER-TAUBER, GERMANY

49°22’28.86”N, 10°10’47.95”E

The location of photo 47, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #82 (FOUND 3/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=URI&btnG=Search http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=URI%20BOAT&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

The ‘URI’ Steam Boat ! 550 x 412 - 21k - jpg www.tripadvisor.co.uk http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=URI+STEAM+BOAT&btnG=Search

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http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/item.aspx?&type=photo&photo_id=024x1I

The name on the side of the boat (URI) was all the information I needed to find this location. This photograph was by far the easiest to locate.


LOCATION: LAKE LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

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The tourist steamboat ‘Uri’ sails on Lake Lucerne near the town of Brunnen in central Switzerland May 28, 2008. The ‘Uri’, built in 1901, is the oldest, still operating steamboat in Switzerland. http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=LAKE+LUCERNE&btnG=Search

Home - Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees A unique feature of the region of Lake Lucerne is the fact that you can combine your boat ride with a hike in the Alps by using the mountain railways. ... www.lakelucerne.ch/en.html - 25k - Cached - Similar pages http://www.lakelucerne.ch/en.html


PHOTO #82 (FOUND 3/15)


Video by ovuigner. STEAMSHIP URI. Steamship URI arriving in Fl체elen, on the Vierwaldst채ttersee (Lake of the four Cantons or also known as Lake of Lucerne) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr6QtzdbPMA

LOCATION: LAKE LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #82 (FOUND 3/15)

http://www.lakelucerne.ch/en/company/webcams.html

Lakeview of Luzern, showing the morning depature of the modern motorship cruiser.


LOCATION: LAKE LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

There is still a boat that runs daily from Luzern to Fl端elen. The majority of the time this is now a motorship, but the original steamship Uri runs on December 27th, 29th, 30th, and January 3rd.


PHOTO #82 (FOUND 3/15)


LOCATION: LAKE LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

47° 0’53.51”N, 8°25’37.80”E

The location of photo 82, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #69 (FOUND 4/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=TRAIN+SWITZERLAND&btnG=Search

Switzerland Train Travel Information from Rail Europe Travel in Switzerland by train, it’s easy, economical and you’ll see more of Switzerland too! www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html - 18k Cached - Similar pages http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html

European Trains About the Trains Swiss Scenic Trains

The Wilhelm Tell Express- A romantic trip between central Switzerland and the Italian region of Ticino by train and first-class paddle steamer http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=WILHELM+TELL+EXPRESS&btnG=Search

Wilhelm Tell Express - Across the Lake, over the Mountains The Wilhelm Tell Express links two of Switzerland’s most attractive regions: ... In the Leventina Valley, the Wilhelm Tell Express crosses breathtaking ... www.wilhelmtellexpress.ch/index.cfm?fuseaction=sprachewechseln&sprache =en&parents_id=214 8k - Cached - Similar pages http://www.wilheltellexpress.ch/index.cfm?fuseaction=sprachewechseln&sprache=en&parents_id=214

The Route Lake Lucerne

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Luzern Kreuztrichter Kehrsiten Bürgenstock Weggis Vitznau Beckenried

8 Gersau 9 Treib 10 Brunnen 11 Rütli 12 Bauen 13 Tellsplatte 14 Flüelen

http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=FLUELEN&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

Flüelen by *Müsli. 500 x 333 - 161k - jpg www.flickr.com

http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/imag

Based on previous findings, I had an idea that this photograph was also taken in Switzerland. The particular route I focused on fitted well with the other photographs in the set. As for starting my search with Flüelen, well that was just luck.


LOCATION: FLÜELEN STATION, SWITZERLAND

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in Flüelen am 20. November 2005 900 x 613 - 109k - jpg www.chriguseisenbahnseiten.ch

Flüelen (438 mètres audessus du ... 300 x 200 - 18k - jpg www.weg-der-schweiz.ch


PHOTO #69 (FOUND 4/15)


Video by jived. GOTTHARD LINE. Passenger traffic at Flüelen in june 2008 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvhHMHjKZD8&feature=channel

LOCATION: FLÜELEN STATION, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #69 (FOUND 4/15)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/elessar_ch/295527361/

The view across the lake towards Fl端elen. From this position it is possible to see the two buildings that are featured in the original photograph, and the URI steamship which is consistent with my previous findings.


LOCATION: FLÜELEN STATION, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #69 (FOUND 4/15)


LOCATION: FLÜELEN STATION, SWITZERLAND

46°54’7.72”N, 8°37’28.08”E

The location of photo 69, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #85 (FOUND 5/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=KLEINE+SCHEIDEGG&btnG=Search

Jungfrau Railways - Top of Europe - Kleine Scheidegg in summer Under the spell of the mighty Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau. This remarkable round- trip by modern cogwheel railway has long been one of Europe’s top holiday ... www.jungfraubahn.ch/en/DesktopDefault.aspx/tabid-9/182_read-814/ - Similar pages http://www.jungfraubahn.ch/en/DesktopDefault.aspx/tabid-9/182_read-814/

The railway station on Kleine Scheidegg, altitude 2061 m, is situated right at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Face.

http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=KLEINE+SCHEIDEGG+STATION&btnG=Sear

Based on my knowledge of the area I noticed the letters: KL. S... on the side of the building, and questioned if the missing letters would spell out to mean Kleine Scheidegg.


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File:Mh kleine scheidegg sommer.jpeg ... 836 x 588 - 93k - jpeg upload.wikimedia.org

Kleine Scheidegg Train Station 500 x 326 - 139k flickr.com

LOCATION: KLEINE SCHEIDEGG STATION, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #85 (FOUND 5/15)

Video by DeFamilieSchenk. VERTREK VAN KLEINE SCHEIDEGG, OP WEG NAAR GRINDELWALD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbes_gJoj84


LOCATION: KLEINE SCHEIDEGG STATION, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #85 (FOUND 5/15)


LOCATION: KLEINE SCHEIDEGG STATION, SWITZERLAND

46°35’5.18”N, 7°57’34.76”E

The location of photo 85, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #84 (FOUND 6/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=JB&btnG=Search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=JB+TRAIN&btnG=Search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=JB+TRAIN+SWITZERLAND&btnG=Search

JB: Jungfrau Bahnen A BOB train awaits departure from Interlaken Ost, having connected with trains arriving on the adjacent standard-gauge Swiss rail network ... swissrail.fotopic.net/c1207628.html - 11k - Cached - Similar pages http://swissrail.fotopic.net/c1207628.html The Jungfraubahnen are a network of narrow gauge lines in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland linking Interlaken to the summit of the Jungfrau. http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=JUNGFRAUBAHN&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

Jungfraubahn 720 x 540 - 148k - jpg www.galenfrysinger.com

Die “Talstation” der Jungfraubahn ... 1037 x 704 - 115k - jpeg upload.wikimedia.org

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil

Die “Talstation” der Jungfra

http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&

Kleine Scheidegg Railway Sta Kleine Scheidegg Railway Sta Kleine Scheidegg Railway Sta www.panoramicearth.com/450/J Cached - Similar pages

http://www.panoramicearth.com/450/Jun

As this photograph bore similarities to the last, I presumed it was taken in Switzerland. By coincidence it turned out that it was also taken at Kleine Scheidegg station, but on the other side.


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aubahn auf der Kleinen Scheidegg.

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LOCATION: KLEINE SCHEIDEGG STATION, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #84 (FOUND 6/15)

http://www.bahnhof-scheidegg.ch/default.asp?itemid=107&lang=e

Kleine Scheidegg webcam, looking towards the Jungfrau.


LOCATION: KLEINE SCHEIDEGG STATION, SWITZERLAND

If you look closely at the largest image above, the person in the yellow jacket, looking towards the camera, near the second post, is me...


PHOTO #84 (FOUND 6/15)


LOCATION: KLEINE SCHEIDEGG STATION, SWITZERLAND

46°35’4.69”N, 7°57’34.32”E

The location of photo 84, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #83 (FOUND 7/15) http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=JUNGFRAU&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=JUNGFRAU+STATION&btnG=Search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=JUNGFRAU+ROUTE&btnG=Search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=JUNGFRAUBAHN+STATIONS&btnG=Search

Jungfraubahn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia One of two stations in the tunnel on the way to the Jungfraujoch. A Jungfraubahn train as seen from the other train as the two trains pass. ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungfraubahn - 50k - Cached - Similar pages http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungfraubahn

Stations

Kleine Scheidegg, 2061 m Eigergletscher, 2320 m Eigerwand, 2864 m Eismeer, 3158 m Jungfraujoch, 3454 m http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=EISMEER&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=EISMEER+JUNGFRAU&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

Blick von der Station Eismeer ... 1200 x 863 - 403k - jpg www.srg-ssr.ch

http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=EIGERWAND&b

As the previous photograph focuses on the Jungfraubahn at Kleine Scheidegg, I wondered if this photograph was taken along the route to the Jungfraujoch itself.


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View from Eigerwand station of the ... 3000 x 915 - 252k - jpg www.panoramio.com

Aussicht aus der Station Eigerwand 500 x 375 - 132k flickr.com

LOCATION: EIGERWAND STATION, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #83 (FOUND 7/15)

Video by rawaiii. SWISS MOUNTAINS. On the way to the jungfraujoch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBRvDk7NtLA


This is the view from the Eigerwand station. Although the station itself is underground, there are panoramic windows overlooking the valley below. From this point Kleine Scheidegg station is also visible.

LOCATION: EIGERWAND STATION, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #83 (FOUND 7/15)


LOCATION: EIGERWAND STATION, SWITZERLAND

46°34’53.07”N, 8° 0’12.87”E

The location of photo 83, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #52 (FOUND 8/15) http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=CASTLE+HILL+SWITZERLAND&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 http://www.flickr.com/ http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=CASTLE+HILL+SWITZERLAND

Ludwig’s childhood castle by manakidum Tagged with bavaria, neuschwanstein King Ludwigs childhood home. A castle in the hills on the border of Germany and Switzerland. As seen from Neuschwanstein. http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=LUDWIG+CASTLE&btnG=Search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=NEUSCHWANSTEIN&btnG=Search

Neuschwanstein Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle History ... Neuschwanstein Castle. Learn about the Neuschwanstein Castle history, German castle overlooking the town of Fussen. www.destination360.com/europe/germany/neuschwanstein-castle.php - 20k Cached - Similar pages http://www.destination360.com/europe/germany/neuschwanstein-castle.php The famous German castle overlooks the picturesque Hohenschwangau valley and is located only a short distance from the popular tourist town, Fussen. http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=HOHENSCHWANGAU&btnG=Search

Image results for HOHENSCHWANGAU - Report images

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Initially, I presumed that this photograph was taken in Switzerland (based on the location of some of the other photos), but its number in the set suggested it could be near to Germany.


LOCATION: HOHENSCHWANGAU, GERMANY

the beautiful -

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Index of ... 2272 x 1704 - 1902k groups.csail.mit.edu


PHOTO #52 (FOUND 8/15)

http://image16.webshots.com/17/2/58/66/179025866MB kWPW_fs.jpg

View of the Neuschwanstein Castle from the Hohenschwangau Castle.

These two photos show the Neuchwanstein Castle, where the original photograph would have been taken from.


http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/14956021.jpg

Aerial view of Hohenschwangau.

LOCATION: HOHENSCHWANGAU, GERMANY


PHOTO #52 (FOUND 8/15)


LOCATION: HOHENSCHWANGAU, GERMANY

47°33’29.63”N, 10°44’52.44”E

The location of photo 52, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTOS #59 & 60 (FOUND 9 + 10/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=TRAIN+STATIONS+SWITZERLAND&btnG=Search

SBB: Home - Online Timetable, Ticket Shop, Online travel shop All types, Station/Stop, City,Street no, Point of Interest ... To Europe by train. Enter the Europe competition in the SBB Ticket Shop and win an SBB travel voucher. » continue · Link to the website «Discover Switzerland». ... www.sbb.ch/en/ - 17k - Cached - Similar pages http://www.sbb.ch/en/

Timetable

From: To:

Füssen Flüelen

[Station/Stop] [Station/Stop]

Füssen Biessenhofen Lindau Hbf Bregenz St. Margrethen St. Gallen Arth-Goldau Flüelen

http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=FUSSEN+STATION&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=BIESSENHOFEN+STATION&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=LINDAU+STATION&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=BREGENZ+STATION&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=ST+MARGRETHEN+STATION&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=ST+GALLEN+STATION&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2 http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=ARTH+GOLDAU+STATION&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=SWISS+TRAIN+PHOTOS&btnG=Search

Ian’s Swiss Train Photos :: Fotopic.Net I hope you enjoy these photos of Swiss Trains over the past 25 years or so. Most are scans from prints using an Olymus OM10 and Canon EOS 1000EFn. ... iansswisstrainphotos.fotopic.net/ - 22k - Cached - Similar pages

R 32629 Regio, VL RE 32736 RegioExpress, VL R 5647 Regio, VL R 5773 Regio, VL RE 3834 RegioExpress RHEINTAL-EXPRESS IR 2430 InterRegio, IR 2283 InterRegio,

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Swiss Railways

Communities Images of Transport by Alan Mitchell Alan Mitchell

Having identified photo 52 and 69, I came to the conclusion that this location lay somewhere between Füssen and Flüelen. Despite spending time on Google Earth tracing the obvious routes I had no success. In an attempt to solve the problem I sent a number

Ernies Swiss Railway photos Ernie Brack

Ian’s Swiss Train Photos Ian Alexander

of emails to owners of online photo archives, all of whom had documented their own railway journeys around the area.


LOCATION: CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY

Switzerland’s Amazing Railways Sam Dixon http://www.hotmail.com/

New Message From: Katie Jones <k_jones_88@hotmail.co.uk> To: Alan Mitchell, Ernie Brack, Ian Alexander, Sam Dixon Sent: Monday, 16 February, 2009 9:54:08 AM Subject: Unknown Journey Hi, I came across your site yesterday and wondered if you might be able to help. I bought a series of old photos a couple of weeks ago, and am trying to work out the location of each photograph. Most of them so far are in Switzerland. I have become quite stuck on one in particular. The photo features a train in a station - most likely somewhere between Hohenschwangau, Germany and Fluelen, Switzerland. I would be most grateful if I could send you the photo - any information would be much appreciated. Thanks.

cont.


PHOTOS #59 & 60 (FOUND 9 + 10/15) Inbox Re: From: Sent: To:

New Message Unknown Journey COLIN BRACK 16 February 2009 10:29:44 Katie Jones (k_jones_88@hotmail.co.uk)

Hi Katie’ You can send me a scan of the photo; if you have a scanner. If the location is Switzerland then I should be able to identify it as I have visited the country many times and have over 100,000 photos of my own. Unfortunately the Swiss site on fotopic is a bit neglected as it doen’t receive as many visitors as the UK ones; some of these achieve over 100,000 hits per year.

RE: Unknown Journey From: Katie Jones (k_jones_88@hotmail.co.uk) Sent: 17 February 2009 08:41:30 To: COLIN BRACK, Ian Alexander, Alan Mitchell, Zoe and Sam Attachments: 2 attachments 1.jpg (543.5 KB), 2.jpg (520.6 KB) Hi, Thanks for your reply. I have scanned and attached 2 photos (both taken in the same location, different angles). It would be great if you recognise anything, my knowledge of the area is next to nothing! Thanks again, I really appreciate your help.

regards Ernie Katie

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Unknown Journey Ian Alexander 16 February 2009 13:08:13 Katie Jones (k_jones_88@hotmail.co.uk)

By all means forward the photo and I’ll have a look. Ian

Inbox Re: From: Sent: To:

Unknown Journey Alan Mitchell 16 February 2009 18:10:06 k_jones_88@hotmail.co.uk

If you can scan the photo and e-mail it to me I’ll be happy to see if I can figure out where it is. If I don’t know then I’m certain others that I know will manage to locate it. Alan.

Inbox Re: From: Sent: To:

Unknown Journey Zoe and Sam 16 February 2009 19:21:23 Katie Jones (k_jones_88@hotmail.co.uk)

Katie, Give it a go and I’ll try and help. Regards, Sam.


LOCATION: CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY

Inbox Re: From: Sent: To:

Unknown Journey COLIN BRACK 17 February 2009 18:13:40 Katie Jones (k_jones_88@hotmail.co.uk)

Hi Katie, Well I’m pretty sure that they are not Swiss, definitely Alpine though so its Southern Germany, Austria or Northern Italy. The one with just the train on has the station name partly visible just above the cab of the railcar on the gable end of the building. You might be able to get a better impression of the letters from the original photo. Let me know if you are able to decipher any of them. My investigations continue! regards Ernie

Inbox Re: Unknown Journey From: Alan Mitchell Sent: 17 February 2009 22:30:55 To: k_jones_88@hotmail.co.uk With a bit of help from some others, I have managed to identify the location. It is not Switzerland nor Germany, it is Italy. Cortina d’Ampezzo to be precise, on a railway from Calalzo di Cadore to Dobbiasco that closed in 1964. You can see the station (and the building in the background of one of your photos) at the start of this video :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGpMdNBXCWE&eurl=http://tramvetti-perduti.blogspot. com/2008/03/ferrovia-delle-dolomiti-1921-1964.html Quite a challenge you set there ! Alan.

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Unknown Journey Zoe and Sam 18 February 2009 20:02:08 Katie Jones (k_jones_88@hotmail.co.uk)

Katie, Fascinating pictures, but I’ve no idea about location I’m afraid. I don’t recognise it but its clearly in the Alps and I’ve done all those lines. Its probably a line that is now closed. I wonder if its not Switzerland - the trains don’t look very Swiss. Perhaps northern Italy? I’m not an expert in that area though I’m afraid. Hope that helps a bit? Kind regards, Sam.


PHOTOS #59 & 60 (FOUND 9 + 10/15)


LOCATION: CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY

The station at Cortina D’Ampezzo as it looks today.

Video by subaruiv. C’ERA UNA VOLTA LA MITICA “FERROVIA DELLE DOLOMITI” P.2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYumOemhkEQ


PHOTOS #59 & 60 (FOUND 9 + 10/15)


LOCATION: CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY

46°32’18.92”N, 12°8’20.16”E

The location of photos 59 and 60, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #62 (FOUND 11/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=HOTEL+LAKE+SWITZERLAND&btnG=Search

Historic Hotels of Europe - Hotels in Switzerland Your search for Hotels in Switzerland gave 3 results. Château de Bonmont. Country: Switzerland General Region: Lake Geneva Region Local Region: Chéserex ... www.historichotelsofeurope.com/en/hotel-search_0_0_16_0_0_lake+geneva +region.html 17k - Cached - Similar pages HOTEL SEARCH Switzerland

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Badrutt’s Palace Hotel***** CH-7500 St. Moritz, Graubünden Website: www.badruttspalace.com http://www.badruttspalace.com/ http://www.badruttspalace.com/hotel http://www.badruttspalace.com/location

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http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=ST+M

This photograph was slightly tricky to locate. Again, I presumed that it was taken in Switzerland (because of the mountainous background) and that the building on the left was most likely a hotel. With nothing other than guess work, I was lucky to be able to recognise the building almost immediately.


LOCATION: ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

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St Moritz Luxury Holidays 500 x 371 - 28k - jpg www.resortsinluxury.com

Lake at St Moritz, Switzerland 991 x 590 - 95k - jpg www.bowersoxfamily.com

St. Moritz 388 x 259 - 39k - jpg www.engadin.stmoritz.ch


PHOTO #62 (FOUND 11/15)

Badruttâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palace Hotel, situated amidst breathtakingly beautiful and unspoiled scenery, has long been hailed as a landmark in the centre of St. Moritz and is the ultimate expression of the Swiss Alps region. A favourite of celebrities and royalty alike since its opening in 1896, The Palace Hotel offers 159 guestrooms and 38 suites with stunning views of the Swiss Alps or Lake St. Moritz. http://www.badruttspalace.com/hotel


LOCATION: ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

http://www.flickr.com/photos/courtneymay/59800030/


PHOTO #62 (FOUND 11/15)

St Moritz Webcam. It is possible to see the Badruttâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Palace Hotel, just right of the centre of the image. http://camserver.mobotix.ch/showpics_01.asp?KundenID=638&cam=e31r&S=1& OwnPic=1


LOCATION: ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #62 (FOUND 11/15)


LOCATION: ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

46°29’52.47”N, 9°50’25.49”E

The location of photo 62, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #64 (FOUND 12/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=AEULESTRASSE&btnG=Search

Verwaltungs- und Privat-Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Headquarters ... Company Profiles & Financials, D&B Company Profiles: Verwaltungs- und Privat- Bank Aktiengesellschaft (Headquarters) - Aeulestrasse 6 - VADUZ - LIECHTENSTEIN ... www.alacrastore.com/storecontent/dnb2/448023077 - 15k - Cached - Similar pages VP Bank Fondsleitung Aktiengesellschaft Aeulestrasse 6 9490 Vaduz ... VP Bank Fondsleitung Aktiengesellschaft. Aeulestrasse 6. 9490 Vaduz. Liechtenstein. WIN: LI0000020844. Legal Form: Limited company. Status: dissolved ... www.worldbox.co.uk/index.cfm/LI0000020844/1/LI/Liechtenstein/VP+Bank +Fondsleitung+Aktiengesellschaft.html - 39k - Cached - Similar pages http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=GOOGLE+EARTH&btnG=Search

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Search:

AEULESTRASSE Address: Äulestrasse 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein

More Photos

Liechtenstein, Vaduz. Herrengasse, the city seems to be very calm at that time (2008). By oh5xb

http://www.panoramio.com//photo/13904547 Vaduz. By enrico_karsch

http://www.panoramio.com//photo/5143598

Vaduz 1991. (FL) 06. By Sárdi A. Zoltán (B

This one wasn’t easy to find. On the white building in the centre I spotted a sign, which I thought might help. Using a magnifying glass, I could make out that the letters spelt Aeulestrasse. I knew that ‘strasse’ means road in German. By entering ‘Aeulestrasse’ as a search term in Google, it was suggested that this

is a street in Liechtenstein. In Google I scanned the area, and found the closest match ‘Äulestrasse’ in central Vaduz. It was my Dad who found the final location along this road, and the photo that confirmed it.


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http://www.panoramio.com//photo/17805421

LOCATION: VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN


PHOTO #64 (FOUND 12/15)

http://www.allroundeurope.co.uk/Litchenstien/photos/Liechtenstein_ Vaduz_2.jpg

In this panoramic photo, the red building is the same one that appears on the right-hand edge of the original photograph. It is likely that the shot was actually taken out of a window of the Adler Hotel (seen above). The old buildings in the background have been demolished and a new one now stands in their place (the pink building on the far right of this photograph). A new road has been created where the derelict building once stood.


LOCATION: VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN


PHOTO #64 (FOUND 12/15)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/naomifenwick/183530627/

Aerial view of Central Vaduz. From this angle it is possible to see exactly how much the area in the original photograph has changed.


LOCATION: VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN

http://www.panoramio.com//photo/13904547


PHOTO #64 (FOUND 12/15)


LOCATION: VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN

47° 8’28.38”N, 9°31’15.55”E

The location of photo 64, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #40 (FOUND 13/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=RIVER+GERMANY&btnG=Search

Rhine river in Germany - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger ... Germany. Rhine River (Mainz to Bacharach). approach to Rüdesheim. Rüdesheim towers. shopping on Drossel alley in Rüdesheim. Rhinishe Greeting ... www.galenfrysinger.com/rhine_river1.htm - 60k - Cached - Similar pages http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=RIVER+RHINE&btnG=Search

Facts about the River Rhine The Rhine is one of the longest and most important river in Europe. It runs for over 1320 kilometres from its source in the in the Swiss Alps (in ... www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/rivers/rhine.htm - 17k - Cached - Similar pages http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/rivers/rhine.htm

The Rhine flows through four countries - Switzerland, Germany, France and Netherlands (Holland), before emptying into the North Sea at Rotterdam. http://maps.google.com/

Near Boppard, Germany

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Rhinen 2004 “Færgen til Boppard”. By kjokim

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River Rhine - Boppard 09 1 2008 -74 by Redstone Hill

Finding the location of this photograph was one of the most difficult. The only defining details are the train line and the river (I assumed that this is a river, not the sea, as there is also a car ferry shown in the photo). Looking closely at the train I determined that it must be a freight train linking

to Rotterdam. Based on my other findings I knew that it must be somewhere in Germany. In the end I simply followed the length of the River Rhine until I found a location that seemed appropriate – somewhere near mountains with a train line in close proximity.


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River Rhine - Boppard 09 10 2008 -52 by Redstone Hill

LOCATION: NEAR BOPPARD, GERMANY


PHOTO #40 (FOUND 13/15)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50755288@N00/70897507/

These two photos show the River Rhine at Boppard. Although, at first, the original photo seemed quite unremarkable, it is possible to see above the unique features that confirmed the location.


LOCATION: NEAR BOPPARD, GERMANY

http://www.flickr.com/photos/amagard/1457442233/


PHOTO #40 (FOUND 13/15)


LOCATION: NEAR BOPPARD, GERMANY

50°13’58.27”N, 7°35’31.37”E

The location of photo 40, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #77 (FOUND 14/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=VITZNAU&btnG=Search

Vitznau - Switzerland Tourism Vitznau lies in an idyllic bay of Lake Lucerne at the foot of the Rigi. This holiday resort in central Switzerland is a popular starting point for numerous ... www.myswitzerland.com/en.cfm/destinations/resorts/offer-Destinations_ Resorts-General109945.html - 34k - Cached - Similar pages http://www.myswitzerland.com/en.cfm/destinations/resorts/offer-Destinations_ Resorts-General-109945.html

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Search:

VITZNAU Address: Vitznau Switzerland

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Vitznau. By zjuhasz

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I struggled a bit with this one. I found that Vitznau is the name of a village located on Lake Lucerne (which was consistent with my other findings). The train turntable confirms the location: it is a very distinctive feature, and actually quite rare.


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VRB runnig out from the car depot ... 395 x 281 - 15k - jpg www.geocities.jp

LOCATION: VITZNAU, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #77 (FOUND 14/15)

This video shows the turntable at Vitznau. Like the train in the original photograph the second train in these images has the letters VRB on the side (Vitznau-Rigi-Bahn).


LOCATION: VITZNAU, SWITZERLAND

Video by bobrodenburg. RIGIBAHN STEAMTRAIN. Rigibahn steamtrain on both sides of the mountain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl_G4_629aw


PHOTO #77 (FOUND 14/15)


LOCATION: VITZNAU, SWITZERLAND

47° 0’34.50”N, 8°28’57.79”E

The location of photo 77, as seen in Google Earth.


PHOTO #61 (FOUND 15/15) http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=TRAIN+ITALY+TO+ST+MORITZ&btnG=Search

Bernina Red Train - Italy One of the great train journeys of the world, a UNESCO world heritage place from Tirano in North Italy across the Alps to St Moritz in Switzerland. ... www.monticolo.it/berninaredtrain.html - 13k - Cached - Similar pages http://www.google.co.uk/ http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=BERNINA&btnG=Search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=BERNINA+TRAIN&btnG=Search

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bernina train 07 (bernina express) http://maps.google.com/

Near Poschiavo, Switzerland

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Waiting... By Alberto Parma

http://www.panoramio.com//photo/14062301

http://images.google.co.uk/ http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=P

This photograph was virtually impossible to locate. Using my knowledge of the route so far, I managed to find a location that might fit: but I cannot be sure. This is the end of my journey; the only place that remains unknown.


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The Bernina Pass is one of the most ... 1024 x 702 - 432k - jpg www.railpictures.net

LOCATION: NEAR POSCHIAVO, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #61 (FOUND 15/15)

Video by mbertelen. RHÄTISCHE BAHN. On route to Tirano. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmJ2mniy1to


This video shows the Bernina Express train on route between Tirano and St. Moritz. Although I cannot be sure of the exact location, it is quite likely that the original photograph was taken along this line.

LOCATION: NEAR POSCHIAVO, SWITZERLAND


PHOTO #61 (FOUND 15/15)


LOCATION: NEAR POSCHIAVO, SWITZERLAND

46°21’6.55”N, 10° 3’6.50”E

The location of photo 61, as seen in Google Earth.


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