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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 8, 2013: Cologne, Germany

PHeymont ·
The picture reminds me of similarly-colorful rows of small buildings in Nyhavn (Copenhagen) and on Bryggen (in Oslo). There must be something to the width-and-taxes idea, because it's certainly been true elsewhere. In New York, from colonial times until the early 20th-century, the number of windows affected the property tax rate, and it was only 2009 when the city ended the practice of basing the water rates on "frontage."
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 8, 2013: Cologne, Germany

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, Pheymont. I saw the main BANK OF IRELAND building in Dublin a few days, which is windowless. All the window spaces were filled in with rock (in a tasteful manner). Seems the government decided to levy a window tax. The company responded in kind.
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Re: Glimpses of Basel

IslandMan ·
Beautiful looking city, PH...thanks for sharing this stopover
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High water, weather disrupt European river cruises

PHeymont ·
High water levels from heavy rainfall and spring snowmelt in the Alps has caused delays and changes in river cruises, including those on the Seine, Rhine and Danube. While serious, it's not as bad as the spring of 2013 when many port towns were...
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Good news for European river cruises: the water's back!

PHeymont ·
CroisiEurope's Leonardo da Vinci on the Neckar at Heidelberg   After a spring marked by cruises canceled or modified by too much water in major rivers, and a summer marked by cancellations due to too little water in some rivers, it looks like...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 8, 2013: Cologne, Germany

DrFumblefinger ·
 Not much survives of old Cologne anymore.  The city, which had (and still has) a heavy industrial base was almost completely flattened during Allied bombing runs in the Second World War.  But its remarkable Cathedral survived, and so...
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Glimpses of Basel

PHeymont ·
  When you visit a city for the first time—especially if it's just a short stop—you can't do much more than grab a quick general view, and promise yourself to return. It's sort of like the New York Times' "36 Hours In..." series, and...
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Low water again affecting Rhine shipping

PHeymont ·
Low water levels in the Rhine are causing problems for shipping, and may affect river cruises.
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No money for bridge? Cologne may float buses

PHeymont ·
Strapped for cash and choked with rush-hour traffic, Cologne is considering a network of water-buses that would ply the Rhine river.
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Re: Low water again affecting Rhine shipping

GarryRF ·
As the Jet Stream crosses the Atlantic Ocean it frequently finds a new line to follow. The rain bearing winds - destined for Europe - have now been pushed up to Iceland then onto Scandinavia for the past few months So while I've been out watering the Tomato plants - its been raining in not so sunny Spain. One man's meat is another man's poison I suppose.
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