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Villa Borghese

Our schedule for today is very relaxed.  A nice stroll through the Borghese gardens towards the Spanish Steps and a bit of shopping.  The Borgheses were  a wool merchant family from  Sienna.  The head of the family, Marcantonio, moved to Rome in 1541 and this Sienese family rapidly gained access to the upper echelons of Roman […]

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Exercise Park

In the park behind the Church of St. Ouen church is where all the action is.  Great church, beautiful park, a fountain, a pond, a tennis table, a playground for kids, bachelorette party meeting place and an exercise park.  Since this trip is all about collection experiences, we thought we would give it a try.   We entered the […]

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Church of St. Ouen

The Church of St. Ouen is a large Gothic Roman Catholic church in Rouen, northern France, famous for both its architecture and its large, unaltered Cavaillé-Coll organ, which Charles-Marie Widor described as “a Michelangelo of an organ”. Built on a similar scale to nearby Rouen Cathedral, it is, along with church of Saint Maclou, one […]

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The Esplanade

The Esplanade is a giant park in the heart of Metz.  It is  bordered by the courthouse, the Arsenal, the Templar chapel and the Basilica of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains and it overlooks the valley of the Mosellle. This garden mainly consists of linden and chestnut trees with a large fountain in the centre and a lot of flowers. The World […]

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Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore is the first village in Cinque Terre when travelling north from La Spezia. The village, dating back to early thirteenth century, is known for its historic character and its wine, produced by the town’s vineyards. Riomaggiore is in the Riviera di Levante region and has shoreline on the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Genoa, with a small beach and […]

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Arezzo

Today we are spending the afternoon in the beautiful Arezzo.  Arezzo is very very old, it dates back, or portions of the city do, to 5th century BC.  It is a small city but the old town is quite large with at least 20 churches, some medieval, some Tuscan Ghotic and some even dating back […]

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Tiergarten

Today we had 3 entertainment options on the table.  City Park which we still have not been to, inside tour of the Imperial Castle or the Nuremberg Zoo, overwhelmingly the kids decided on the Zoo.  The Zoo is located in Nuremberg Reichswald, which is an old imperial oak forest, southeast of the old town. With an area […]

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More Berlin

After the morning walk and lunch we came back to the hotel to check in, and to relax for a bit before round two of our exploration.  We walked around the Tiergarten park and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Climbed the Victory Tower, and strolled down the Embassy street, had a dinner and came back to the […]

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Morning Walk

In an unusual turn of events we are out of the house before 9 am.   Out of the house, through the park to the bakery to get some fresh bread.  Our parents are here, and in about an hour more guests from Poland are arriving for the weekend. It’s going to be fun.

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Bismarck

At the end of our short street is a boulevard that separates our neighbourhood from the moat canals and the parks down below.  On the boulevard there is a massive statue dedicated to Bismarck.  It is quite old and a bit damaged, undoubtedly by both wars.  This place is great for either getting to the […]

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Spring Warmth

There are more and more signs of Spring.  Flowers are springing everywhere, buds on the trees are coming out and shrubs are starting to bloom.  Also the local beavers are out of their dens and out in full force sharpening their teeth.   We are up to mid teens in temperature which makes these outings […]

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Ulriksholm Castle

This small castle is located approx. 6 km. SW of Kerteminde.  It was built for one of Christian IV’s  many sons, in a typical Renaissance style.  The castle was completed in 1645.  The young Count Ulrik Christian GYLDENLOVE only managed to enjoy his new home for a few years. He died in 1658 , at the age of 28.  Today, the castle is a private residence which […]

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Old Town Copenhagen

Part of our 15km walk around Copenhagen included the old town.  We went by the Round Tower which was an astoronomical  observatory built by King  Christian IV.  Instead of stairs, a 7.5-turn spiral ramp forms the only access way to the tower top observatory as well as the Library Hall and the Bell-Ringer’s Loft, both located above the church. […]

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Odense – Demark

We are in Odense visiting our good friends Mozejkos.  It’s a beautiful autumn day, perfect for exploring the old city.  Odense has one of the oldest Saturday markets in Europe, where people have been buying and selling fresh produce for over 500 years.  There are a number of churches and monasteries, a  Benedictine abbey, the Odense Palace, […]

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Vyšehrad Castle

Vyšehrad is a historical fort located in Prague. It was probably built in the 10th century, on a hill over the Vltava River. Situated within the castle is the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul, as well as theVyšehrad Cemetery, containing the remains of many famous people from Czech history, among them Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Karel Čapek, and Alphonse Mucha. It also contains Prague’s […]

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Still no Rain.

It’s 8:00 p.m. and it is finally safe to come out of the house.  We decided to hit our favourite little Italian gelato place for something cool.  After that a short trip to the river valley to scope out an outdoor swimming pool where tomorrow we might seek some solace from this menacing heat.  

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Often Imitated..

.. but never duplicated.  I think today I found the missing link and the explanation as to why some Eastern European women wear carrot tops on their heads, and they do it with such pride. “Words are very un-necessary” here so just click through and shake your head in disbelief.  

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