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World Travel – Belgium 2004

We passed through Belgium rather rapidly but I kept the video camera handy and I caught Central Station in Antwerp from the highway out of the bus window.

 


Central Station

 
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World Travel – Netherlands 2004

We next major stop is Amsterdam, Netherlands (Holland) where we took a wonderful float trip through the city via various canals. We started just outside the Central Station, passing by the famous Anne Frank’s house, before docking at the Sea Palace for dinner. The next morning we visited a Diamond Factory that sits close to the Opera House. As in many cities we have visited I got a few shots of the churches and other unique structures. In many places in Europe I found that the oldest buildings still standing are the churches which is why they are so unique and interesting to visit. Some have famous people buried within them.


St. Nicolaaskerk


Westerkerk


Central Station


Anne Frank’s House


Montelbaanstoren


Sea Palace


Opera House


Stoeltie Diamonds


Moses and Aaron Church

 
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Posted by on 10/08/2004 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Germany 2004 – Part V

After completing our trip on the Rein River we board our bus and travel to Koln/Cologne Germany. Along the way we still spot more castles, some that are large in size. Once we reach Koln we visited the famous Cologne Cathedral and see some of the ancient artifacts that are contained there.


Marksburg Castle
Braubach, Germany

Cologne Cathedral
Koln, Germany

Cologne Cathedral
Koln, Germany

Shrine of the
Three Holy Kings
 
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World Travel – Germany 2004 – Part IV

We reach St. Goar and board a bout for a sightseeing cruise down the Rein River until we reach Boppard where our bus will be waiting for us. All along the way we got to see more castles from the unique view of the waterway.


St. Goar, Germany


Katz Castle


Rheinfels Fortress


The Loreley


Maus Castle
Wellmich, Germany


The Hostile Brothers
Sterrenberg & Liebenstein Castles
Kamp-Bornhofen, Germany


Prince Elector’s Castle
Boppard, Germany

 
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World Travel – Germany 2004 – Part III

As we travel to our next destination we pass castle after castle; something Germany is famous for as well.


Ehrenfels Castle Ruin
Near Bingen, Germany


Sooneck Castle
Near Lorch, Germany


Schonburg Castle
Near Oberwesel, Germany

 
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World Travel – Germany 2004 – Part II

Next we stopped off at Heidelburg to tour its famous castle. While touring we learned how the castle was expanded by each generation before it was ruined. It was nearly lost to time before the city found great uses for it; one being tourism…


Bridge House


Gate Tower


Friedrich Building


Ottheinrich Building


Hall of Mirrors


Ruprecht Building

 
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Posted by on 10/07/2004 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Germany 2004 – Part I

Next stop is Munich where we enjoy some local food and liquid refreshment. Then we gathered in the Marienplatz just before the top of the hour to watch and listen to their famous Musical Clock…


Isar Gate


Neues Rathaus


Neues Rathaus


Mary’s Column


Altes Rathaus


Peterskirche


Siegestor

 
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World Travel – Austria 2004

After a wonderful time in northern Italy, we now turn north and head into Austria. Our two major stops here are Innsbruck where we toured the city and then later took an evening horse and buggy ride through Stubia Valley and had a nice drink at the Gasthof Schallerhof near Stubaital. The cows were decked out with special bells for a festival and they say they can find a cow by its bell as each has a unique sound.


Old University
Jesuit Church


Helbling House


Tower of the City


Golden Roof
Emperor Maximilian


Imperial Palace


Stubai Valley


Gasthof
Schallerhof

 
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Posted by on 10/06/2004 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part XI

Next stop is Verona, Italy. Like all places we visit in Italy you see ruins of the Roman times but this city is also famous for something else. This is the city of Romeo and Juliet where we visit the actual place the story is told about; nothing like the movies of Hollywood but a simple place that many today travel in search of love by leaving notes of one sort or another. I have never seen so many sticky notes in one place before…

 


Porta Nuova


Roman Amphitheater


Chiesa di
San Fermo Maggiore


Porta Leoni


Romeo and Juliet


Torre dei Lamberti


Piazza delle Erbe


Palazzo Maffei
St. Mark’s Column

 
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Posted by on 10/06/2004 in World Tour

 

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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part X (c)

The mainland of Venezia is a wonderful place to explore. The famous Bridge of Sighs is a bridge to the prison which the condemn saw their last sight of the city. In the main square (as in Saint Mark’s) is the Doges’ Palace, the Basilica, and the tower. We also spent a lovely canal gondola serenade ride with our two new friends from New Jersey.


Bridge of Sighs
Ponte dei Sospiri


Doges’ Palace


St. Mark’s Basilica


St. Mark’s Square


Grand Canal

 
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Posted by on 10/05/2004 in World Tour

 

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