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May 26: Bamberg to Bodensee

And then it was time to head further southwest to the next destination, Zernez, where I had previously been in 2005, starting out with a jaunt through Bavaria.

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Aboard the train to Nürnberg, ready to depart, just snapping another train.

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The car had this great angulated map of Bavaria's rail system. It's a big place.

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At Erlangen: I wonder when those panes with decreasing-thickness horizontal lines were installed, as I associate them strongly with 70s/80s logo and product design.

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A most bucolic of rivers (besides the apparent landfill off in the distance).

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A plenitude of greenhouses.

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A delirium of poppiesque blooms. Why does that seem familiar...

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"Yeah, the location's great, you can walk everywhere. There is a gravel pit next door, but you know how it goes. ...Yes, right next door."

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A coziness of camphouses (or garden sheds, or both) somewhere before Fürth.

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These mounds were arranged by aliens from outer space! They're some kind of geolocation array! Oh, they're haystacks? Oh.

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A deeply creviced building at Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof, the site of my first transfer of the day. The camera did a nice job of focusing on its own reflection.

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The window of this car, an express to Munich, had seal problems, so it appears, and rather amoebic patterns ensued.

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The next transfer was here at München Hbf. I like these simple monitor windows quite a bit.

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Ah yes, a flock of ravens against a contrail, a harbinger of arrival at a lake. (This is somewhere before Memmingen.)

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Aha! Sure enough, the Bodensee! I had totally forgotten before looking at the map of the route just now that some or all of this lakeside portion was in Austria.

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It looked positively summery [via haze and sailboat].

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This house looks like it got uprooted from a village and stuck out over the water. It also looks like a fun place to chillax.

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Yes, that is a metal palm tree.