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The following are non-wine related shots from my non-French travels in
Europe (although some are certainly in wine regions, roughly). SO many places to visit, so little time.........
- Amsterdam canals,
2003: They say the canals in Amsterdam are not as
pretty as those in Venice, which is probably right, but try
shot. Or, a
day shot. Amsterdam is also famous for its museums, and
Frank house, here the secret bookcase entrance to the
annex. All, November, 2003.
looking toward the Markt. November, 2003.
- Berlin at night, the Ku'dam at night, 1987.
July 2002 scan.
- Berlin, 1986: Checkpoint
Charlie, the Berlin
Wall, and a second
view. The bad old days. July 2002 scans.
- Berlin: Charlottenburg Palace, The Porcelain Room So-so
photo, 1986, but heckuva porcelain collection. July 2002
scan. A more dramatic photo: The
- Brugge: The
picturesque little town of Brugge in Flanders, from the
dramatic night view of the
square, to the big
at night. Brugge is also known for its canals, here from
and here with the
in the background, and a
shot with autumn color. Not to mention the beautiful
interior buildings, such as this
from the town hall. All, November, 2003.
La Grande Place, one of Europe's great squares. November,
- Budapest, Fisherman's Bastion
ghostly night shot
amongst the old statues, 1986. Rescanned, June, 2002.
Probably my best Budapest shot.
- Budapest Panorama,
1991, focusing on bridge and castles, rescanned, 2002
- Budapest panorama, 1991,
probably the best Panoramic shot, over the Blue
Danube to Castle Hill. I got great night shots in Budapest.
Rescanned, July 2002. Here's a close
up: Budapest Castle at night
- Budapest Fisherman's Bastion reflected,
interesting reflection in mirrored wall of modern hotel.
Here's a more horizontal
version. Both rescanned, June 2002.
- Budapest sculpture reflections outside castle, one
Rescanned 2002. Since we're talking about mirrored
- Budapest Panorama to
Parliament over the Blue Danube. 1986, rescanned, July
- Budapest: Castle Hill, at night, Mountainside,
1986. Rescanned, July 2002.
- Germany, DachauThe infamous concentration
camp, 1986. Simple shot. July 2002 scan.
- Germany: Linderhof
Castle, Bavaria, 1986. July 2002 scan.
SANTORINI: The scenic island of Santorini, various shots from dusk, to
glistening sunlight to sunset, over the village, the caldera and the
Eight September, 2008.
Chapel near Emery's vineyards
harbor, September, 2008.
dusk, over harbor
Square, with castle in background
- Eger, Hungary,
1991. The red trim and beautiful square. Rescanned,
- Heidleberg Castle, golden with the impending
sunset, 1986. A beautiful monument. July 2002 scan.
- Heidleberg: Large Panoramic view
1986. July 2002 scan.
- Holyrood Castle, Edinburgh
1985. Yep, it's Scotland
and of course there's a golf course in the background. Panoramic view.
Rescanned, June, 2002.
area, Church in the middle of nowhere, 2000
- Italy, Florence, 2009:
area: DUOMO PANORAMAS from Pza. Michelangelo:
including Ponte Vecchio,
Santa Croce (tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo, among others) on
Intermediate shot with Palazzo
in Baptistry; Door
of Bapitstry, close up in gold; AND
Additional shots on my
- Italy, Florence, 2009: The PITTI PALACE:
interiors, Royal Apts
of many lavish
reflection of statue in mirror, Gallery of Modern Art
from Boboli Gardens
Argenti Museum--rooms are better than the collection
- Italy, Florence, 2009:
SHOTS: Sunsets from Ponte Vecchio,
Seasons Hotel Lobby (no! Not a museum!)
in Medici Riccardi
from Pza. Michelangelo to Ponte Vecchio
Florence, surrounded by tourists, of course;
Sta. Croce from Pza. Michelangelo and interior shots of
Maria Novella Interior
- Italy, Florence, 2009:
Architecture in Logia
L'Architecturra, Bargello Museum, 2002--although there are
better shots of this, above, I liked the spectator gawking here...better
cameras are a good thing, composition still matters.
- Italy, Street
in Montalcino, 2000
- Italy, Siena, Food
shop, 2000 (bad camera this trip!)
- Italy, Siena, old, city
street, and we all know the winding streets are the
real attraction in Siena, rather than any
"sites." November, 2000
- Italy: Rome, 2002, Beggar
on the Spanish steps
- Italy: Rome, 2002, Dolls
for Christmas, Old Rome store window
- Italy: Rome, 2002, Piazza Navona fair at Christmas, close
up of toys booth and another
- Italy, Rome, 2002, the Capitoline Museums seemingly have a
lot of old sculptures. But the Romans were very good at
presenting real people, not idealized images. Two examples, one
The first bears some resemblance to "Captain Picard"
of Star Trek fame.
- Italy: Rome, 2002, the circular
stairs exiting the Vatican museums
- Italy: Rome, 2002, the Christmas
tree at St. Peter's Square
- Italy, Rome, 2002, the swirl of the Vittorio
Emmanuele circle and columns
- Italy, Rome, 2002,
Peter's statutes and picture taking. It is a Tourist
Thing to take a picture with these famous little cherubs. The
line is long, but everyone waits.
Fountain, close up,
at night 1;
at night 2;
- Italy, Rome, 2009: Piazza di Spagna
Two, chock full
of tourists, as always
- Italy: Sicily, 2002
Market, Siracusa, a common sight in Sicily
- Italy: Sicily, 2002,
Greek Temple, 2002 and
down the road
- Italy: Sicily, 2002, the beautiful harbor at
- Italy: Sicily, 2002, the Acquarium in Siracusa had some
interesting fish. Here's
- Italy, Sicily, 2002, the lovely Baroque city of
- Italy, Sicily, 2002,
mountains reach for the clouds. The city is frankly not
attractive, but the natural surroundings can be.
- Italy, Sicily, 2002, the famed
without cement--there is an artisanal wall building
method where pieces just all seem shoved in, no cement, glue,
support...but it stands.
- London, Round Pond,
Kensington Gardens, 1985....don't feed the geese, or they
follow you forever, as this mommy and child learned, a combo
shot, rescanned, June, 2002.
view from the Millennium Bridge, 2003 to St. Paul's,
modern art at the Tate, 2003---people lie on the ground
as if caught in a nuclear blast because a mirror on the
ceiling reflects their images. November, 2003.
- Luxembourg ville,
1992, funny statues in square, rescanned June, 2002.
- Madrid, El
Escorial, Spain, 1992. July 2002 scan of this monument
and library near Madrid.
- Madrid outskirts:
of the Fallen. 1992, July 2002 scan.
- Mezquita, Cordoba, 1989. A vivid demonstration of
the victory of Spain over the Moorish invaders--the cathedral pushes through the roof of
the Mosque. Rescanned, July, 2002. Or try the scenic
view from the bell tower. both also rescanned, July 2002
- Monaco, Cousteau Acquarium, 17k, 1985. A close up of a
- Munich, Germany, 1986, the heart of town, the Frauenkirche
and New City Hall from on high. July 2002 scan.
- Penguin Parade 1987, the famous Penguin Parade at the
Edinburgh, Scotland zoo. Rescanned, June, 2002.
Lisbon. July, 2006; The Belem Tower, your basic
tourist shot. July, 2006; One of the ornate rooms in the
Palacio Ajuda, Belem. May, 2008;
Lisbon, Two Views,
closer, from Bairro
Alto. June, 2007;
signs, with Evora, Lisbon and Spain. June, 2007;
June, 2007; Braga, Bom Jesus
Chapel. June, 2007;
Braga, Stairs at
Bom Jesus. It's a long way down... June, 2007;
Dukes' Palace. June, 2007.
Alentejo. June, 2007;
São Bras Church,
Evora, Alentejo. The old church at night. May, 2008; Lisbon,
the fountain at Rossio,
the spray of the water... May, 2008;
Curia, Beiras region, the
graceful tree line boulevard, May 2008;
Lagos, Algarve: July, 2011:
Pirate Cove 1,
Pirate Cove 2,
of City at the fort(wallpaper shot!)
- Prague: Hradcany Castle, Beautiful, elegant,
in gardens, framed by the foliage and sun. One of the most
evocative sculptures I've found in
all my travels.
- Prague panorama, 1991. Looking into the old walled
city from outside. 2002 Scan; Karl's Bridge
1986, cold, and austere. July 2002 scan;
Jewish Cemetery, 1991, July 2002 scan.
- Salzburg, 1986,
2002 scan. Buried under snow, some sepia.
1989: the Renoir garden in the Alcazar, and the
illusion floor inside. July, 2002 scans.
Toro, Santa Maria La Mayor,
the 12th Century Church, and a
from some of the interior art. July, 2006.
- Terezin, Czech Republic 23k, Poignant statue on grounds of
infamous concentration camp, aka Thereisenstadt.
- Vienna: Schoenbrunn Palace,
image, 1986. Artistically framed by statues....rescanned, July 2002.
"frame," or maybe
one using foliage instead. 1991. July 2002 scans.
- Vienna Street Life, Vienna is grandeur---but it's a modern
"punk" city, too, at Kartnerstrasse. Yikes. Does it hurt? c. 1991
Rescanned 2002. Another
sample, also rescanned 2002.
- WALES: The Bridge at Conway, Wales and
Conway Sunset, Wales,, 1987. The former shows the view from the
suspension bridge over the harbor. The latter, rescanned
June, 2002, shows the Castle at night with the harbor in
the background. Very picturesque.
1987, where the tv show The
Prisoner was filmed. Rescanned June, 2002.
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