Great Photos to Welcome us back home to Canada from our grand tour of central Europe!


Great Photos to Welcome us back home to Canada from our grand tour of central Europe!

After spending almost a whole month in Europe (25 days), starting first with Budapest, Hungary for 3 days, then continuing on to Vienna, Austria for 5 days, thence to Prague, the Czech Republic for a week, and finally on to Warsaw, Poland for our last 9 days, we are finally back home here in Canada, though as you can all well imagine, not without mixed emotions.  It goes without saying that this was such an exciting vacation, visiting so many astonishingly beautiful locales, we must both miss Europe terribly, all  the more so considering that we added side trips to 3 more magnificent cities, Salzburg and Krakow for Louis-Dominique and Gdansk for myself. What a totally unanticipated and unimaginably rewarding dream come true! Words simply cannot express our profound joy at visiting so many famous European cities, all of which date from the cradle of European, hence, Western, civilization.

While even photos cannot adequately express the profound spiritual impact these amazing venues had on us, they can at least offer you all a glimmer of the fantastic experiences that await you should you ever decide to do a grand tour of central & Eastern Europe yourself. Beginning with this post, I shall be posting 4 of my finest photos for each of the 6 cities we visited, from the approx. 6,000 (!) I took during our voyage. You are going to love them!

So let us start with Budapest, Hungary: Click each photo to ENLARGE it:

1. Budapest Parliament Florentine cupola:
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2. Budapest Parliament by night:
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3. Saint Matthias church with location and detail of weather vane:
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4. Budapest Museum frieze:
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5. Budapest cathedral frieze: Ego sum via veritas et vita = I am the way, the truth and the life.
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6. Danube River with Budapest Chain Bridge from our night cruise boat:
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Richard 

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9 thoughts on “Great Photos to Welcome us back home to Canada from our grand tour of central Europe!”

    1. Thank you so much, Mervyn. Would you believe, I took over 6,000 photos, and so many of them turned out so amazing that it just blew me away. I do not know what to do with them all! I shall be creating several new PIN boards on my PINTEREST account and I shall keep folks on tabs when I do so. It is best that you contact me at my gmail e-mail account:

      vallance22@gmail.com

      so that I can add you to my list of regular contacts and can advise you of my new PIN boards as they come online.

      Best

      Richard

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      1. Hi Richard, Budapest seems a really beautiful place. Its difficult to choose from so many wonderful photo’s but Vienna is a place I would love to visit. The photo’s are fantasticly crisp and clear. Which would you say was your favourite place you visited. ?

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        1. Without a shadow of a doubt, PRAGUE!… as you can see from the photos I have already posted from there. The Kavarna (Cafe) Restaurant was so FANTASTICALLY beautiful it literally took our breath away! We stayed there the first time for THREE hours just for dessert. I took almost 300 photos of the chandeliers alone. We went to this restaurant 4 times in 1 week! ANd the prices are very reasonable!!!

          I took almost 7,000 photos on the entire trip, and at least 6,000 turned out FANTASTIC! I can hardly believe it.

          I shall send you a DVD of the 2,000 or so best before Christmas! You and John will be stunned, surely as stunned as Louis and I were.

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