Continuing with my trip report, Wetzlar straddles the River Lahn.
After another long day’s meetings, we took a walk down from the hotel to the waterfront. We encountered a grain truck making a delivery to a mill.
Alas, it was too late for us to go into the mill shop. Hausermühle has a six meter waterwheel and four double roll mills.
Looking down the canal that diverts water from the river to power the mill, you can see where we had dinner!
Here is a better shot. We had dinner at a Turkish restaurant, unfortunately I did not get the name.
Looking up the canal.
And looking down the canal. I could get used to this.
So that is my trip report. I had a wonderful time meeting new people, eating new foods, trying new beers, drinking new wines. I visited Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, France and Germany. But all good things must come to an end. It was time to catch a flight back to Boston.
All the pictures taken on this trip were taken with a point-and-shoot. I could kick myself for not bringing a big boy camera.
I hope that the recent posts were enjoyable and maybe inspire you to go somewhere you’ve never been, meet some new people and to get along. This was a business trip, but even on a business trip you can slip a small camera in you pocket and take a snap or two.
We are becoming economically intertwined. I depend on the technology produced in these countries. My company takes the products and build machines that are sold in the US, Asia and Europe. Our customers use our machines to build computer chips. These chips are in your televisions, cell phones, computers, laptops, automobiles and anything that has a microprocessor. The cameras that we take our images with are possible because we make the equipment used to make the sensors, microprocessors and memory.
This is how we crate civilizations. We live in a marvelous age. Hopefully it has become uneconomical to proliferate hate and violence. If we could not prevent war because it is a morally bankrupt action in the past, perhaps we can prevent war because it would be economical suicide in the future. That will be a positive outcome, whether intended or not.