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    Mainz Walking Tour-Part Six

    Traveling down from the citadel we rounded the corner to view the Romisches Theater ruins. Then we made our way to the Museum for antike Schiffahrt or the Roman Antique Ships Museum. Notes about the camera:  I found myself loving how the camera handled the trip!  I still have a few things I need to figure out but I can see myself eventually investing in the most recent version. Notes about the tour:  Even though I have popped into Mainz throughout the year, I found it was easy to get turned around.  Surprisingly the tour straightened me out!  It not only put the city into a context I could understand but helped me…

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    Mainz Walking Tour-Part Five

    The Mainz Walking Tour continues! Next it’s up to the Zitadelle… and the Stadthistorisches Museum Mainz. Continue with the Mainz Walking Tour-Part Six. Walking in Mainz Part One-St Augastine Church Part Two-Mainzer Dom and Gutenberg Museum Part Three-St Christoph’s memorial Part Four-St Stephan and Marc Chagall’s stain glass windows Part Five-(this page) Zitadelle and Stadthistorisches Museum Mainz Part Six-Romisches Theater and Roman Antique Ships Museum

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    Mainz Walking Tour-Part Four

    The Mainz Walking Tour continues! I’m not very big on churches. Usually if you have seen one, you’ve seen them all.  As you can see Mainz is a bit of a surprise in that regard.  St Stephan was the next church we went to.  Here we found the theme of Marc Chagall‘s desire for oneness expressed through the stain glass windows.  The scenes of each of the nine windows focus on the shared beliefs of Christians and Jews. Continue with the Mainz Walking Tour-Part Five. Walking in Mainz Part One-St Augastine Church Part Two-Mainzer Dom and Gutenberg Museum Part Three-St Christoph’s memorial Part Four-(This page) St Stephan and Marc Chagall’s stain glass windows Part…

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    Mainz Walking Tour-Part Three

    The Mainz Walking Tour continues! Walking around the corner we discovered St Christoph with its touching memorial reflecting on the victims of WWII and the destruction of Mainz. “To the dead in remembrance, to the living a reminder” Our path eventually brought us to Schillerplatz.  I’ll admit I have wandered across here a time or two before but now, with Kevin the Historian to guide us, I saw it through new eyes! Continue with the Mainz Walking Tour-Part Four. Walking in Mainz Part One-St Augastine Church Part Two-Mainzer Dom and Gutenberg Museum Part Three-(This page) St Christoph’s memorial Part Four-St Stephan and Marc Chagall’s stain glass windows Part Five-Zitadelle and Stadthistorisches Museum Mainz Part Six-Romisches Theater and Roman…

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    Mainz Walking Tour-Part Two

    The Mainz Walking Tour continues! With our awesome historian leading the way and pointing out neat finds in the nooks and crannies of Mainz, I found several places I wanted to come back and explore. Not too far from the Mainzer Dom we viewed where Gutenberg lived and died, the first printing press, and the Gutenberg Museum.  No pictures were allowed inside.  So instead, you get a picture of this statue. Continue with the Mainz Walking Tour-Part Three. Walking in Mainz Part One-St Augastine Church Part Two-(This page) Mainzer Dom and Gutenberg Museum Part Three-St Christoph’s memorial Part Four-St Stephan and Marc Chagall’s stain glass windows Part Five-Zitadelle and Stadthistorisches Museum Mainz Part Six-Romisches Theater and…

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    Mainz Walking Tour Part One

    I recently decided to take advantage of the USO Wiesbaden’s walking tour in Mainz. While the main idea was to help orientate newcomers to the city, I had an ulterior motive in going. I wanted to spend some one-on-one time with my oldest son and I wanted to test out a newly acquired refurbished Panasonic DMC-G5 from kameraclub.de to see if it would work for me as a lightweight travel camera. I switched between a couple of settings in an attempt to get to know my camera a little better.  Overall I loved the details the camera was able to pic up even though I wasn’t shooting in RAW.  The only corrections…

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