18 May 2016 5 Comments
17 May 2016 9 Comments
The photo above was taken at the Danube Canal in Vienna, which is about 17 km long, and meanders around the city of Vienna, before joining the river further along. There were many pleasure boats and small cruise ships berthed there, waiting to take people on some night time cruises.
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12 May 2016 1 Comment
Here are a few more of the very ornate Prague doors – full of pillars, statues, angels, lions and whatever else they felt like carving at the time! My night time photo has very elaborate carvings also, but I think the bicycle wheels steal the show!
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11 May 2016 6 Comments
This advertising board that I photographed in Prague, has lots of choices for music, whether you like Opera, Classical, Rock, Pop, or Musicals.
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11 May 2016 1 Comment
10 May 2016 3 Comments
The Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens was the summer residence of the Imperial Family of Austria, and is only a short tram ride from Vienna. The project to build the palace was started in 1695, and only completed in the mid 18th century. The Baroque palace is surrounded by extensive gardens, even with a zoo, and many fountains and statues on either side,with walkways and pathways in between.
You will also find some Roman Ruins in the garden, not really from Rome, but copied in 1778 for the Empress Maria Theresia by the same architect who designed the park’s Gloriette: Johann Ferdinand Hetzendorf von Hohenberg. Nevertheless, even though they are copied, they are still interesting and impressive.
For me, the most interesting part of the garden was the Obelisk, with its fountain and river gods. There were so many different creatures and symbols here, and the obelisk itself rests on the back of four turtles, which is meant to be a symbol of stability. The main god, with water spewing from his mouth into three basins, and then into the main pool, with his long hair made from leaves and flowers, is really something worth seeing.
08 May 2016 5 Comments
When we visited Prague Castle, one of the attractions we saw was the old armoury, where there were many old suits of armour, weapons of war dating back to medieval times, and some other very gruesome instruments of torture. I thought the suit of armour above was quite special, and fierce like a fighting cock!
Here are some more of the suits that we saw: