Monday, July 31, 2006

Nancy comes to Central Europe:Prague, Budapest, Vienna (and of course Zatec=))

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Now, THESE are a little mixed up! Nancy came through in the summer and we had a mini-tour of Central Europe. We started in Zatec, of course. Spent an evening doing what we do best--eating, drinking, and being merry! The next morning we were off! We cruised through Prague, Budapest, and Vienna, before she went on to Italy and I went to NYC. We had a groovy visit, as you can see.

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Wine-tasting and making friends in Budapest (a city we both loved).

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Our hotel was right on this river (a little body of water called The Danube; maybe you've heard of it?) =)

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Lovely funicular. I believe it was mentioned--noticeably--in Prague, a novel about North American expats living in Budapest.

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The Hungarians seem to be a pretty fierce and determined people (historically). It was refreshing. It gave the city a certain air of...I don't know exactly...a jazz...an energy. I could really picture a people fighting to be independent of conquerors century after century. Independence had a lot of meaning here.

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At the Kafka Museum in Prague.

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At a fortress in Budapest

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Budapest

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Prague--Charles Bridge

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Statue at Prague Castle

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Budapest

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Vienna

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Vienna--Statue of Mozart. Cool deal with the flowers.

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Budapest--can you see why they call it The Queen of the Danube?? I CAN!

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Zatec--beginning of the trip, end of the photos. =)

-KM

1 Comments:

Anonymous Pretty Polly said...

You missed Ljubljana?!
Tsk, tsk, silly girl... ;)
Well, perhaps another time.

It's fascinating reading, this blog of yours.

Well done! :)

3:28 PM  

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