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Photos and commentary from my travels around the globe

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July 2016

River Cruise – Passau

Passau, a German city on the Austrian border, lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Known as the Three Rivers City, it is overlooked by the Veste Oberhaus, a 13th-century hilltop fortress housing a city museum and observation tower. The old town below is known for its baroque architecture, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral, featuring distinctive onion-domed towers and an organ with 17,974 pipes. Continue reading “River Cruise – Passau”

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River Cruse – Český Krumlov

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Český Krumlov is famous for its Old Town, with 300 protected medieval buildings, and its castle complex, the second largest in the Czech Republic.  Continue reading “River Cruse – Český Krumlov”

River Cruise – Prague

The next several posts will look back at our October 2015 River Cruise on the Danube from Prague to Budapest. We spent 3 days in Prague prior to boarding our riverboat for a 7 day cruise and 3 days in Budapest. Continue reading “River Cruise – Prague”

Pinnacles – our newest National Park

23 million years ago multiple volcanoes erupted, flowed, and slid to form what would become Pinnacles National Park. What remains is a landscape unlike any other. Travelers journey through grasslands, chaparral, oak woodlands, and canyon bottoms. Hikers enter rare talus caves and emerge to towering rock spires teeming with life: Prairie and Peregrine falcons, Golden eagles, and the inspiring California condor.[see more about this park – www.nps.gov/pinn/learn/nature/naturalfeaturesandecosystems.htm] Continue reading “Pinnacles – our newest National Park”

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