Edwardv: Yes I have heard that Germany was the center for photography, but I am finding it hard to find chemicals and a lab to do some scanning and printing. I guess I need to get out there more and ask around. I did find the Kodak "factory", by accident. You should return I really like it here.
photogolf: I would love to discuss photography, soccer I don't know much about. That is a drive but I hear people do it.
Happy shooting to you both.