Some miscellaneous photos of interest…hopefully. Published Oct. 3, 2014 Friday

Travel today from the ship to Prague, the Czech Republic for 3 days.  Foggy most of the way; not much of interest.  It seems like a good day to go back to some forgotten photos that might give some flavor to the trip beyond the historical stuff we have seen.  Mr. Miller arranged a lunch place near the Intercontinental Hotel as we arrived midday – a great little place with excellent food and service.  I’ll get the group photo from him later.

Kids bikes at a school near the ship.  Made all the ladies go, “Ahhhhhh”.DSC_0831

A great list outside a small cafe in Melk.  Nice, pleasant way to entice people to enter.

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The morning rush to walk the plank to the motor coaches.

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DSC_0642These may be an “endangered species”, but more fun to see over here.

Here’s a fast boat – a hydrofoil that goes up and down the Danube as a ferry/commuter.  This one is an original Russian craft – and it goes between Vienna and Bratislava…the two closest capital cities in the world.  They are Slovakian and Austrian capitals and about 40 miles apart.

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The graffiti guys are not in evidence too much in this part of Europe.  But, here’s a cute modification of the Mona Lisa from our time in Budapest.DSC_4899

Some of the newer architecture gets no notice when you are traveling a trail of past Centuries.  But, here’s an especially appropriate building top to be placed next to a major river.

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Here’s a floating crystal chandelier palace called the Krystall Konigin…cruised by yesterday.  What were they thinking?

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Back in Budapest, we visited the Terror Museum, but didn’t get to see the sun coming through to make this name light up on the side of the building.

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This car is everyone’s favorite symbol of the failed Soviet Communist industrial society…the Trabant – a failed car brand.

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We will be back to you with what we learn about Prague, besides our warnings about pickpockets, dishonest money-changers  and crooked taxi drivers.  They say this right after they tell you it’s the #2 visited city in Europe after Paris.  Must be good.

chiproach

Lifelong Philadelphia area Realtor. Now a 13-year citizen of Sanibel, Florida. Married to Nancy for 53 years. Three children (2 in Devon; 1 in Steamboat Springs, CO) and 5 grandkids (2 in college). Helping with charities involving poverty, kids and education.

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