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Travelling Photographer

Photos and commentary from my travels around the globe

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August 2016

River Cruise – Vienna

 

Vienna, the capital of Austria, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. Continue reading “River Cruise – Vienna”

River Cruise – Salzburg

Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is dominated by churches, castles and palaces. Its picturesque old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading “River Cruise – Salzburg”

River Cruise – Melk

Melk Abbey  is a Benedictine abbey above the town of MelkLower AustriaAustria, on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube river, adjoining the Wachau valley. The abbey contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, Austria’s first ruling dynasty. Continue reading “River Cruise – Melk”

River Cruise – Regensburg

Regensburg, a Bavarian city on the Danube River in southeast Germany, is known for its well-preserved medieval core. The 12th-century Stone Bridge, a 310m-long icon with 16 arches, crosses the river to the old town (too bad because of construction I couldn’t get a good photo – try for it online). The 13th-century Regensburg Cathedral, a twin-spired Gothic landmark, is home to the Regensburger Domspatzen choir.  Continue reading “River Cruise – Regensburg”

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