|The welcoming scene that greeted us in the garden.
|Even before we arrived, Alfred typed our names on this Apex toy typewriter; how sweet!
|I hope occasional Instagram use is not too frowned upon - here, the train from Geneva (with stray foot).
|Also lurking in the garden was this giant blue Remington Noiseless, but I didn't have a chance to try it out.
|Goodbye, Voss! Believe it or not, Georg is making progress with it... I just might claim it back at this rate :P
|The Ideal Standard, which I hastily abandoned when even feeding in paper turned out to be difficult.
|Florian's Olivetti ICO, with which he triumphed in the speed typing contests.
|The results of the speed typing contest - note the Princess 300 ribbon cover, which came loose and was rapidly discarded!
|The cat was curious - aren't they always - but the turtle gleefully evaded capture.
|In his cellar museum, Georg shows us a very special Erika M.
|The typecast I produced on the spot, using first the Underwood Electric, then the Princess 300.
|No words. Just... wow. What a presence, and what speed!
|Georg reappeared just as I was about to smuggle this off... sigh.
|It was great to take a close look at unfamiliar machines, like this bakelite Express.
|Among the machines I tried was this Olympia Traveller de Luxe (German-made, unlike mine), which made me revise my poor opinion of the series. It actually typed pleasantly well! Color me surprised. Could be that it's properly broken in, though.
|Georg's fraktur Urania Piccola, which I secretly prefer to my Senta (four-bank keyboards are much easier to use!)
|I loved the glossy blue of Georg's Continental portable, and the matching ribbon spools.
|A first look at my own Continental (thanks, Florian!). While Georg's blue one is nice, I prefer the glass keys on mine.