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« Reply #330 on: April 12, 2018, 06:49:04 PM »
Great stuff.  Thanks, guys.
It made me hungry and thirsty. I want a Maß of good German beer and some Schweinshaxe!

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« Reply #331 on: April 12, 2018, 07:58:53 PM »
It made me hungry and thirsty. I want a Maß of good German beer and some Schweinshaxe!

I love German beer too.  Beck's made a special edition Oktoberfest brew some years back.  That stuff was great.  I tried to buy enough to have around for most of the year but I drank it all up and it was only November.  I think they still make it in the fall but not sold or shipped where I live. 

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« Reply #332 on: April 12, 2018, 08:24:03 PM »
I love German beer too.  Beck's made a special edition Oktoberfest brew some years back.  That stuff was great.  I tried to buy enough to have around for most of the year but I drank it all up and it was only November.  I think they still make it in the fall but not sold or shipped where I live.
There are so many craft beer and new places that opened up that you can find good beer domestically brewed here of all types most seasons but, yes, traditionally certain beers were brewed during certain seasons*. I went to Oktoberfest in Munich once and it was pure awesomeness. My favorite beer was Augustiner-Bräu (still from wood barrel) but all the majors ones were great. There was a small hill sort of behind the beer tents and arcade where people, or all ages, genders, and dress would pass-out or puke. It was awesome, in broad daylight you'd see some businessman in a suit collapsed. Some crazy stories and times. It is like a State Fair or rodeo so goes on for weeks with more certain days for big events,so people would go after work etc. And dirndls? Don't get me worked up.

Even some of the more semi-major breweries brew stuff like Kölsch in season. I haven't seen Altbier being tried here. It is an interesting beer. An acquired taste mainly around Düsseldorf, something to do with top fermentation. And the name would be good in advertising when everything was "alternative." Ha. They missed the window.

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« Reply #333 on: April 12, 2018, 09:05:21 PM »
There are so many craft beer and new places that opened up that you can find good beer domestically brewed here of all types most seasons but, yes, traditionally certain beers were brewed during certain seasons*. I went to Oktoberfest in Munich once and it was pure awesomeness. My favorite beer was Augustiner-Bräu (still from wood barrel) but all the majors ones were great. There was a small hill sort of behind the beer tents and arcade where people, or all ages, genders, and dress would pass-out or puke. It was awesome, in broad daylight you'd see some businessman in a suit collapsed. Some crazy stories and times. It is like a State Fair or rodeo so goes on for weeks with more certain days for big events,so people would go after work etc. And dirndls? Don't get me worked up.

Even some of the more semi-major breweries brew stuff like Kölsch in season. I haven't seen Altbier being tried here. It is an interesting beer. An acquired taste mainly around Düsseldorf, something to do with top fermentation. And the name would be good in advertising when everything was "alternative." Ha. They missed the window.

Wow, that does sound like fun.  I really like your description of the hill.

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« Reply #334 on: April 12, 2018, 09:27:26 PM »
Wow, that does sound like fun.  I really like your description of the hill.
Somewhere here, I think, I posted a longer version of an Oktoberfest binge weekend. It was great, then a bit scary or questionable, and then a big hangover. But totally worth it. (At one point I left Weisn, the main area, with a group I met with some cute girl, becomes blurry, I 'came too' walking around a wooded park of some sort, in the countryside, with a loud punk band playing, a bonfire, and some yuuge skinhead-type guarding a mountain of bottles of beer in one of those sheltered/roofed structures you see in parks. I thought odd also because unlike here no coolers, just a mountain of bottles. He nodded and gave me a beer, I took in the "scene" and thought "1) where am I 2) I got to get out of Dodge.") Saw some blinking blue-lights and wandered down to road where the police had set up some kind of road block. Luckily at that time a taxi, I think, appeared dropping someone off and I got in. I think I recall a cop negotiating/demanding the taxi take me? I still had money but my hotel was a last minute find and not in the city but 'suburb' connected by train. Somehow paid the taxi when fare cost outweighed my cash and found myself wandering across a field near an industrial park but, somehow, found the hotel. And passed out for hours. Missed the free breakfast but managed to survive and tried to piece together the events: used train ticket, odd torn flier or tract? that seemed "right-wing" and maybe for a band or party, some change, a crumpled note with a phone number or some numbers, a mostly done blue box of mentholated Bavarian snuff (that brought back memories of doing that stuff with the girl's dad at one table, blowing brown snot out of  my nose that morning) etc. Still had my phone, passport, CCs, etc. So wasn't robbed, no major bruising, and no harm done. I consider it like my "Lost Weekend." Big beers all days and then various shots at times, I suspect was the cause.

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« Reply #335 on: April 15, 2018, 10:03:04 PM »


A snowy scene in Fléville, France.  When?  Take your pick, 1915, 16, 17 or 18.  Some war damage on the building to the right, but it looks 'old' to me.  There is always the possibility that the picture was taken after the war.

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« Reply #336 on: April 17, 2018, 04:01:47 PM »


Soldier Boy Ralph.  Most likely taken in France, 1918.




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« Reply #337 on: April 18, 2018, 09:38:26 AM »
In the 1960’s the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Steelers played at Forbes Field in Oakland, although some Steelers games were played at nearby Pitt Stadium. Forbes Field was less than ideal for football games, and limited parking in congested Oakland was always a problem for fans of both teams.

By the late 1950’s the need for a modern, larger facility with ample parking was gaining support from both sports and government interests. One of the more unusual proposals was for a stadium built over the Monongahela River at Smithfield Street. A post card depicting the Monongahela stadium was even circulated around Pittsburgh, but because of high cost the stadium plan never got past the proposal stage.

Here is the post card rendition from 1958.



The name of the stadium is suspect to me because I doubt many 'out of towners' could pronounce Monongahela.  ;D   Very cool concept for a stadium though.


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« Reply #338 on: April 18, 2018, 09:02:08 PM »
In the 1960’s the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Steelers played at Forbes Field in Oakland, although some Steelers games were played at nearby Pitt Stadium. Forbes Field was less than ideal for football games, and limited parking in congested Oakland was always a problem for fans of both teams.

By the late 1950’s the need for a modern, larger facility with ample parking was gaining support from both sports and government interests. One of the more unusual proposals was for a stadium built over the Monongahela River at Smithfield Street. A post card depicting the Monongahela stadium was even circulated around Pittsburgh, but because of high cost the stadium plan never got past the proposal stage.

Here is the post card rendition from 1958.



The name of the stadium is suspect to me because I doubt many 'out of towners' could pronounce Monongahela.  ;D   Very cool concept for a stadium though.

They should have built it.  I like those twin towers to the left.

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« Reply #339 on: April 18, 2018, 09:20:02 PM »


This is an interior shot of Creighton's Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Photo was probably taken in the late 1970's.  It doesn't say it on this postcard but I found another postcard online that stated that this room was called the Garden Room.  Research has revealed that the proprietors were especially proud of their apple pie.  The world's best apple pie, in fact.  Wish I could put that claim to the test but sadly, the place is long gone.

Here is a shot of the restaurant's exterior.  https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/163136  You can't see it in the picture, but the waterway runs right up to the front of the place.  I bet the photographer was standing at the waters edge. 



Ha, I like the ample parking for yachts and automobiles notation.  The owner, Charles Creighton was very rich.  He would buy yachts and fill them up with antiques.  Here is his interesting obituary: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1991-03-01/news/9101110165_1_apple-pie-mr-creighton-fort-lauderdale

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« Reply #340 on: Yesterday at 03:14:16 PM »


I'm sure most of you recognize this as being The Alamo.  As it looked back in the 1950's.



I guess there really is a basement in The Alamo.


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« Reply #341 on: Yesterday at 10:58:45 PM »


I'm sure most of you recognize this as being The Alamo.  As it looked back in the 1950's.



This must be a fake - I can read the note on the back

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« Reply #342 on: Yesterday at 11:09:33 PM »
This must be a fake - I can read the note on the back

I think that is an ancient language they used to teach in school. Cursive.