Melk Abbey and Town

July  5, 2019 Today we docked at Melk, a town on the Danube known for its abbey, which sits on a cliff overlooking the town. A bus drove us up the hill to tour the abbey. The Benedictine abbey was founded in 1089. A monastic school was established in the 12th century and the library […]

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Landscapes Around the World

Nancy’s A Photo A Week challenge this week features landscapes. These are some landscapes from my travels, and closer to home. July in Austria – scene looking down from Melk Abbey, where the Inn and Danube Rivers meet. Austria – cruising the Inn River near Schärding June at Kinderdijk, Netherlands February in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania […]

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Weekly Prompt: Clock the Time

The Weekly Prompts from GC and Me theme is Clock the Time. These photos of clocks are all from our 2019 summer trip to Europe. Most of these clocks are on tall towers. Interestingly, they all use Roman numerals (except the one on a sign), which until recent times was actually quite common. On the […]

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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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City: Budapest

On July 8, we visited the last city on our river cruise. If we could have taken more time in Budapest, Hungary, I would have liked to see more of it – well, there’s always the next time! This is what I tell myself every time I have to pass up something on a trip […]

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