S: Autumn 2009 Eastern Europe
BC: RfRamirez'09 | This trip brought me tremendous appreciation of the past, love of the present and enthusiasm of the future. Above all awe to the loving God. | The vibrant red, yellow and orange leaves will turn brown and die....the tree will look dreary for a while. But in no time, the sun will once again shine, the flowers will bloom, and fruits to loom. It is the cycle of life.
FC: Autumn in Eastern Europe 2009 | Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower-Albert Camus
1: What a beauty from up up in the sky! Its breath taking, its divine! Its a great distraction from the uncertainty i feel within...travelling alone again. However I know I will regret the moment I will give in. | So.....Eastern Europe here I come!
2: Its all about...
3: The Konzerthaus
4: Yes, Its the Festival of lights in Berlin. Its a perfect time to stroll and admire the historic landmark as they are beautifully illuminated. (Unter Den Linden, Brandenburg Tor, Spree River, TV tower and Berliner Dom
6: On our way to Potsdamn...... | It was the residence of the Prussian kings until 1918. Around the city there are a series of interconnected lakes and unique cultural landscapes, in particular the parks and palaces of Sanssouci, the largest World Heritage Site in Germany.
7: Clipped hedges and trees | Baroque Garden
8: Sanssouci Palace | Wealth and Power
10: The Chinese House | The Roman Baths
11: Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor...... | summer an oil painting ... | and autumn a mosaic of them all. ~Stanley Horowitz
12: Dismissing my worries and woes in the bosom of mother nature.
13: Neues Palais | The Communs
14: The dutch quarter
15: Prost Berlin | MY 1st bier | Visitors tend to eat huge amounts of traditional hearty fare such as Hendl (chicken), Schweinsbraten (roast pork), Haxn (knuckle of pork), Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Würstl (sausages) along with Brezn (Pretzel), Kndeln (potato or bread dumplings), Kaasspotzn (cheese noodles), Reiberdatschi (potato pancakes), Sauerkraut or Rotkraut (red cabbage) along with such Bavarian delicacies as Obatzda (a fatty, spiced cheese-butter concoction) and Weisswurst (a white sausage).
16: Berlin is hailed as one of Europe's high octane nightlife scene. Unfortunately, our visit in Berlin-Alexanderplatz' was not as described :( | “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
17: The Berlin Wall | East - West | June 1961- Nov 1989
18: The TV tower, Soviet war memorial, Reichtag and Olympic stadium
19: Sachsenhausen concentration camp
20: During the earlier stages of the camp’s existence the executions were done in a trench, either by shooting or by hanging. | A Nazi concentration camp used primarily for political prisoners . Executions took place at Sachsenhausen, especially of Soviet Prisoners of War. | "Work will set you free"
21: The Pergamon Altar 180-160 BC | Greek and Roman art pieces
22: Etruscans art
24: Fernsehturm | Marx and Engel
25: the Holocaust memorial | The book burning
26: Humbolt University | Neue Wache | Hotel Adlon | Unter Den Linden
27: Checkpoint Charlie | Remnants of Berlin Wall | Führerbunker
28: dining in Nickolaiviertel district | Spree River
30: Dresden, Germany | Rembrandt's Art pieces
31: The Zwinger Palace/Museum
33: Dresdner Frauenkirche
35: Tyn Church in Stare Mesto | Prague, Czech Republic | New Royal Palace
36: Night 1 in Prague....making a fool of thy self | Me being foolish while waiting | for # 8 tram that never came
37: St. Vitus Cathedral
39: Bazilika Sv. Jiri | Golden Lane (Zlata Ulicka)
41: The Charles Bridge
42: Powder Tower (Praná brána) | Clementinum (Klementinum)
44: The John Lennon Wall
46: Prague Orloj | Staromestské námestí
47: Vysehrad (Libuse's Bath)
48: Dancing House (Ginger and Fred)
49: Vlatava River
52: Prague Jewish Quarter Josefov
53: Old Jewish Cemetery (Stary zidovsky hrbitov) | Jewish Town Hall (Zidovska radnice)
54: A magnificent look of Prague at night
57: Kutna Hora: Sedlec Ossuary
59: Vienna, Austria | The Bermuda Triangle
60: Maria Therese and her 16 offsprings | SCHWEIZERTOR - SWISS GATE | Museum of Fine Arts
61: Hofburg Palace | Kaiserappartements (Imperial Apartments)
63: Rathaus | The Albertina | The Parliament | Sights around Ringstrasse
64: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Johann Strauss
65: Biking, eating and sight seeing in Vienna | Sachertorte | schintzel
67: Bratislava, Slovakia
68: The Great Market Hall
69: The Heroes Square | The Great Synagogue | The Parliament Building
70: bullet holes
72: Fishermans Bastion, Castle Hill | Castle Hill Area-Buda
73: Inside the Great Market Hall
74: The Széchenyi Baths are one of the largest bathing complexes in all Europe, and the only “old” medicinal baths to be found in the Pest side of the city. The indoor medicinal baths date from 1913 and the outdoor pools from 1927. There is an atmosphere of grandeur about the whole place with the bright, largest pools resembling aspects associated with Roman baths, the smaller bath tubs reminding one of the bathing culture of the Greeks, and the saunas and diving pools borrowed from traditions emanating in northern Europe.
75: The majestic beauty of Budapest at night | The Gellert Hotel and Danube River | Budapest University
76: Buda Castle | The Parliament Building | Chain Bridge
77: The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. Friedrich Nietzsche