Europe 2014 Summary

October 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

It’s been a month of glorious travel in Europe. Budapest, Vienna, and Prague (with special guest appearances by Moosbrun, Bratislava, Telč, and Kutná Hora). Our previously posted trio of journals (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) is a lot to wade through (we know, we lived it!), so we post this captioned pictorial summing up in hopes that those of you who don’t want the minutiae might enjoy it:

Amazing view from Hotel Gellert along the Danube.

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Up early because of jetlag; plus side is beautiful sunrises.

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Spa day at the Gellert Baths!

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Hike to the castle early in the morning. Beautiful views.

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Some behind the scenes repairs being done early in the morning.

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Another spa day. We just couldn’t get enough of the beauty and hot water.

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Traveled from Hungary to Austria.

Stopped at friend Kathi’s family’s farmhouse in Moosbrunn.

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Stayed with Kathi in her beautiful apartment in Vienna.

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Day trip to Slovakia. Explored the ruined Castle Devin.

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Were greeted in Bratislava by the carnival!

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More views of Bratislava.

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Trip out to see Kathi’s brother Philipp.

Left: the Golden Plum.

Right: Philipp’s store front for classic Viennese tiles.

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Walk along the Danube.

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Vineyard overlooking Vienna.

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Delicious sushi dinner!

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Exploring Vienna: the Belvedere and environs.

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The most memorable painting for us in the Belvedere.

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St. Marx Cemetery, resting place to Mozart and many others.

Currently in beautiful decay but ongoing repairs may change that.

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Ferris Wheel view of Vienna at sunset.

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General frolicking.

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Leaving Austria for the Czech Republic one must drive by… Excalibur City!!!

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A rainy day in Telč.

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The Sedlec Ossuary at Kutná Hora.

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“When life gives you plague victims, build bone sculptures.”

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Lovely apartment in Prague.

Krampus sighting at the local “farmer’s” market.

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Our group enjoying a delicious luncheon.

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Up to the castle on the hill (there’s always a castle on the hill.)

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St. Vitus’ Cathedral.

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A detour on the way back leads to hijinx and purloined fruit.

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The Grail of the trip: Mucha’s Slav Epic.

No we aren’t going to post lots of pictures, you need to go see it yourself!

No really, please do go see it.

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Dinner and after-dinner art.

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Prague has a cherub problem.

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Miscellaneous beauties seen in Prague.

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Castle on the hill, Kafka, and a synagogue.

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It can be a good idea to go inside buildings.

You never know when you will find an upside down horse.

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Peacock paradise. And the forbidden gardening shed.

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Mucha’s stained glass window at St Vitus’ Cathedral.

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Various treats of the day.

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Sculpted wall  – part nouveau fever dream and part concrete folly.

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And finally the culmination of our trip, Della and Kevin’s wedding!

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Thank you for sharing our trip with us!


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