I have traveled to Germany and Switzerland many times over the course of my career. My first visit was in 1973 when Susan and I wandered Europe via Eurailpass. We were in Germany for almost a month, living with our friends, Kathy & Jim in Essen, “Die Einkaufsstadt”—literally the “shopping city,” because it didn’t have much else to offer. We took the train down the Rhine to Lucerne, Switzerland and then to Salzburg Austria.
In 1983, I took the train to the top of Switzerland’s Jungfrau, Europe’s highest mountain, in 1983 over a weekend while on a long business trip. (Only the Swiss would think to run a railroad to the top of a mountain, resulting in Europe’s highest railroad station at 11,330 feet above sea level.)
The majority of images in this archive were made in 1998, when Geoff, Elisabeth, her friend Andrea, and I traveled over Germany, Italy, and the UK.