Out the window this morning – I discovered why it we heard so many trains last night. Should I also mention that it would not have been as cold if we had realized the balcony door was open?
On the way to the conference, there was a small forest of masts as we were barely 50 meters from from Bodensee (Lake Constance to you English speakers)
The conference itself was held at the old Zollhaus (Customs House), recently renovated and used for programs and conferences.
Since you can travel across the lake easily to Switzerland and Austria from here (and bring in goods), it is not surprising that there is a long standing history of placing costs on businesses and travelers. This is the base of the commemorative plinth, along with the top facing out to the water.
The conference was sponsored by ESE (Embedded Systems Engineering) on “High-tech for a better future” featuring developments in biology, environment and health care (now you know why I was interested). Since it is also their 10th year anniversary there was a small matter of a dinner in the evening.
Between the programs’ end and dinner I did not transcribe my notes. Instead, I walked into and around town, capturing this crew of garden gnomes looking to enter a house.
The multi-course meal was interspersed with all the expected speaches, a jazz band, and a pair of magicians. At 2230, my head was aching with the noise and I hiked back to the hotel.
A little more progress on the socks while listening to the last few tracks of Fluke.
What you can not see is the small sign that happens to casually mention a date some 200 years in the past. The building is well preserved (plaster/stucco covers a lot of faults) while the iron work is safe behind the newer glass.
You make me want to get on a plane and fly to Europe…now!