WPPC: Touring an Austrian Winery

The Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge this week has the topic of bottles. On July 5, our Viking Grand European Tour river cruise ship arrived in Austria. We spent the day exploring Melk and cruising; then in the evening, a few of us took an optional tour to visit the Mörwald Winery, and were shown around […]

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Stacked

Nancy Merrill’s photo challenge A Photo a Week this week has the topic stacked. Stacked crates – Fares Island, Egypt Stacked date palm reeds (leaf ribs), Fares Island, Egypt Stacked stones on a wall, St. Simeon Monastery, Aswan, Egypt Stacked boxes, Hebron Handicrafts, Jericho, Palestine Stacked bags of spices, Naschmarkt, Vienna, Austria Stacked jeans, Second […]

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CFFC: Roofs in Europe

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is roofs. I found the old buildings of Europe to be great photographic subjects, and their roofs were among their unique features. Mont-St.-Michel, France On the Rhine near Braubach, Germany Old entrance gate at Miltenberg, Germany Nuremberg, Germany Roof with a cupola and a weather vane, Regensberg, Germany Roof […]

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CFFC: Gardens

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has the theme of nature; this week the topic is gardens. Partial view of my garden in late July – there may be a butterfly in there somewhere… In my neighborhood, kind of hidden, is this lovely pond and landscaped garden. In front of the main building at Chicago Botanic Gardens, […]

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Kammie’s Oddball Challenge

Kammie’s Oddball Challenge is to feature photos that don’t seem to fit anywhere else.  Oddball is defined thus: Oddball: noun a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming adjective whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical Some vestige of bygone days in a Parisian apartment building water pump in Vienna that looks like a sad […]

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CFFC: Vienna’s Naschmarkt

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week,  with the topic of five or more items in the photo, I am breaking out of my usual travel chronology because this was the perfect opportunity to tell the story of a visit to an open market in Vienna, where most of my photos have many items! On […]

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