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Paderborn in June 2013

I travel quite a lot with work, but I'm nearly always sent to either the USA or China - I have been to these places far more times than the galleries on this website would suggest. It's quite rare for me to have to travel to mainland Europe, but in June 2013, I did - to Paderborn, in north-western Germany. Paderborn is a small town, filled with interesting architecture and springs, that features a beautiful town hall and a rebuilt Cathedral (after bombing in the second world war levelled the place).

I mainly attended a conference at the Heinz Nixdorf Museumsforum (the largest computer museum in the world), and was taken on a private tour (photos are below). I also managed to brave the heat and humidity outside (stifling on the first few days) to walk into town and see the beautiful Town Hall, the Cathedral, and the little streets and walkways of the town. It was a lovely trip, although my hotel double-booked me and the first night was a little worrying. I had to leave quite soon after work finished, as I needed to get to California (see "California 2013" for that album).

Paderborn Town Hall, in Paderborn, Germany
Paderborn Town Hall, in Paderborn, Germany
The river Pader flowing under trees at night. In Paderborn, Germany.
The river Pader flowing under trees at night. In Paderborn, Germany.
The sunset over Paderborn, Germany
The sunset over Paderborn, Germany
An aeroplane inside the Quax private members air club hangar, Paderborn, Germany
An aeroplane inside the Quax private members air club hangar, Paderborn, Germany
The Quax private members air club hangar, Paderborn, Germany
The Quax private members air club hangar, Paderborn, Germany
Close-up of an aircraft engine exhaust, in the Quax hangar, Paderborn, Germany
Close-up of an aircraft engine exhaust, in the Quax hangar, Paderborn, Germany
An old plane flown from Oregon to Paderborn, in the Quax Hangar
An old plane flown from Oregon to Paderborn, in the Quax Hangar
German singers singing Forces songs, at Quax, Paderborn Airport
German singers singing Forces songs, at Quax, Paderborn Airport
Pouring rain ends the stifling weather. Outside Heinz Nixdorf Museum, Paderborn
Pouring rain ends the stifling weather. Outside Heinz Nixdorf Museum, Paderborn
Desk and typewriter display. Heinz Nixdorf Museum, Paderborn, Germany
Desk and typewriter display. Heinz Nixdorf Museum, Paderborn, Germany
A lightbuib on display in the Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn, Germany
A lightbuib on display in the Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn, Germany
Punched card (or paper in this case) machine. Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
Punched card (or paper in this case) machine. Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
A Marchant Figurematic mechanical calculator. At Heinz Nixdorf, Paderborn
A Marchant Figurematic mechanical calculator. At Heinz Nixdorf, Paderborn
An Exacta-Continental multiplication unit, at Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
An Exacta-Continental multiplication unit, at Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
Colourful depiction of Moore's law, at the Heinz Nixdorf Museum, Paderborn
Colourful depiction of Moore's law, at the Heinz Nixdorf Museum, Paderborn
A huge display of desk and pocket calculators, at Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
A huge display of desk and pocket calculators, at Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
My first computer! An Atari 800XL. At the Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
My first computer! An Atari 800XL. At the Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
Various representations of robots, at the Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
Various representations of robots, at the Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
Colourful extreme close-up of a Cray supercomputer. At Heinz Nixdorf, Paderborn
Colourful extreme close-up of a Cray supercomputer. At Heinz Nixdorf, Paderborn
An automatic telephone exchange, inside the Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
An automatic telephone exchange, inside the Heinz Nixdorf museum, Paderborn
Me and others having dinner in the Paderborner Brauhaus, Paderborn, Germany
Me and others having dinner in the Paderborner Brauhaus, Paderborn, Germany
Kisau street in the evening, in Paderborn, Germany
Kisau street in the evening, in Paderborn, Germany
The Paderquellgebiet with coloured fountains in the evening, Paderborn
The Paderquellgebiet with coloured fountains in the evening, Paderborn
The City Hall Square of Paderborn at night. Paderborn, Germany
The City Hall Square of Paderborn at night. Paderborn, Germany
Paderborn Cathedral from the City Hall Square, in Paderborn, Germany
Paderborn Cathedral from the City Hall Square, in Paderborn, Germany
Paderborn street scene, looking down Grube street.
Paderborn street scene, looking down Grube street.
The Marktkirche church, in Paderborn, Germany
The Marktkirche church, in Paderborn, Germany
The Theodorianum Catholic school in Paderborn, Germany
The Theodorianum Catholic school in Paderborn, Germany
Looking up at Paderborn Cathedral, in Paderborn, Germany
Looking up at Paderborn Cathedral, in Paderborn, Germany
The interior of Paderborn Cathedral, in Germany
The interior of Paderborn Cathedral, in Germany
The altar and choir stalls in Paderborn Cathedral, Germany
The altar and choir stalls in Paderborn Cathedral, Germany
Stained glass window in Paderborn Cathedral, Germany
Stained glass window in Paderborn Cathedral, Germany
Close-up of a black, white, and red stained glass window in Paderborn Cathedral
Close-up of a black, white, and red stained glass window in Paderborn Cathedral
The Domplatz, in Paderborn, Germany
The Domplatz, in Paderborn, Germany
Another view of Paderborn Town Hall, Germany
Another view of Paderborn Town Hall, Germany
Paderborn street scene, looking down Westernstrasse
Paderborn street scene, looking down Westernstrasse
Another facade, in the Marienplatz, Paderborn, Germany
Another facade, in the Marienplatz, Paderborn, Germany
Another view of the Domplatz, Paderborn, Germany
Another view of the Domplatz, Paderborn, Germany
More architecture in the Domplatz, Paderborn, Germany
More architecture in the Domplatz, Paderborn, Germany
The Gaukirche (Gau church), in Paderborn, Germany
The Gaukirche (Gau church), in Paderborn, Germany
The rear side of Paderborn Cathedral, Germany
The rear side of Paderborn Cathedral, Germany
Paderborn Cathedral room and spire, Germany
Paderborn Cathedral room and spire, Germany
Fruit and chocolate given to me by my hotel after double-booking me
Fruit and chocolate given to me by my hotel after double-booking me
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