S: Europe 2011-Austria, Croatia, & Italy
FC: Europe Memories Austria, Croatia & Italy
1: 8/15-31 Germany 8/31-9/17 Scotland 9/17-21 London 9/21- 26 Amsterdam 9/27- 10/17 Austria 10/18-26 Croatia 10/26-28 Italy | August 15 - November 4 | PRW
2: Nice hostel with a view. - We even had an elevator!
3: Adventurous Charly filling her water bottle at the fountain in the square and immediately spitting it out after the first drink :} | Austria
4: The Fuggerei 1521 founded by Jakob Fugger as a social settlement for the needy citizens of Augsburg. The annual rent (excluding heating) for an apartment is still the nominal value of one Rhine guilder (currently .88 euros)! plus 3 different prayers daily for the founder and family. Presently 150 persons occupy 140 apartments in 67 buildings. The most prominent resident was the master builder Franz Mozart, the great-grandfather of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is the oldest social settlement in the world and is still financed exclusively through an endowment. Jakob Fugger did not allow resident to become paupers, but rendered assistance for self-help.
5: Don't you think he looks like Warren Beaty?
7: Bell pulls were designed individually so residents could find their way home at night by "feeling" the way to the right apartment. Keep in mind there was no electricity.
10: Schonbrunn Palace (Beautiful Spring) Headquarters for the British Military Garrison between 1945-55 in Vienna. It was later to host the historical meeting between President Kennedy and Khrushchev in 1961 | 1,1141 rooms
12: The gardens
13: The zoo
15: St. Stephen's Cathedral, Austria's most eminent Gothic edifice, houses a wealth of art treasures, some of which can only be seen during a guided tour: The red-marble sepulcher of Emperor Frederick III, sculpted from 1467 to 1513 by Niclas Gerhaert van Leyden; the pulpit, a work from 1514-15 by Anton Pilgram (who put his own relief portrait underneath it as his signature); the Altarpiece of Wiener Neustadt (Wiener Neustdter Altar), a Gothic winged altar from 1447 - and the tomb of Prince Eugene of Savoy, dating from 1754.
17: * The largest ice cave in the world. * Aprox 40 km from Salzburg and 43 km long. * Discovered 1879 * 200,000 visitors a year * 1400 steps * The ice NEVER melts, so can you say COLD? | Eisriesenwelt (World of Ice Giants)
18: The streets of Salsburg
19: V I E N N A
20: A night out at the
21: Vienna orchestra, ballet, and opera
22: CROATIA | Traveling by car with Kathy & Jean for 10 fun days. Ian, our American guide in Sibenik
23: First stop, Rijeka. The Aston hostel. Arrived at midnight. Thanks Kathy and Jean for not following the map. .... Hostel Indigo in Sibenik So much better, AND it was daylight. See a pair of jeans you want? Take one, leave one.
25: Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicla Jezera) National Park
27: From Sunshine to hail, Beauty is Beauty.
29: DUBROVNIK | 15-16 century
30: Three Island tour
32: The medieval town of Ston (European Wall of China) longest stone wall in Europe. It was built to protect the Salt Pans which contributed great wealth to the city of Dubrovnik. Salt is still produced today using traditional & natural methods. The Oysters and Mussels farmed there are world renowned and were featured at the 1936 London International Exhibition. | STON
34: PALACE OF DIOCLETIAN
35: SPL I T | We stayed inside the walls of the Palace built between the 3rd & 4th AD! Full of little side streets, shops, and apartments amidst the ruins.
36: NATIONAL PARK
37: Named after the river Krka it is just North East of Sibenik. Proclaimed a national park in 1985.
42: Built 1431*1535, by 3 succeeding Italian architects. | ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL
43: DOORS 1738 AND TODAY | 71 SCULPTED FACES, EACH REPRESENTS A REAL PERSON OF THE TIME.
44: Hostel Central Bergamo | With Kathy off visiting family Jean and I explore.
45: Street market sweets | Italian Decor | Tiny Gelato spoons | ITALY | Airport coffee
46: The Old City