S: Italy and Austria 2011
BC: Happy Travelers
FC: Italy and Austria 2011
1: Florence: Center of the Renaissance, duchy of the Medici, workshop of Michelangelo and Donatello, maze of narrow alleyways. And host to the 1986 wedding of Bob and Nannette Brown.
2: The 6ntebe336s | The Hotel Montebello Splendide
3: Chloe' sent Flat Stanley . | Mary arrives | Our four-course cooking class. Yum!
4: A maze of alleyways
5: Medieval tower dwelling | Palazzo Strozzi (1489)
6: Santa Maria Novella (1246-1360) | Piazza della Republica | Rape of the Sabine Women Giambologna (1574-82) | David Michaelangelo (1501) | Neptune Fountain Ammannati (1563-65)
7: Palazzo Pitti (1549-1631)
8: Palazzo Vecchio (1549) | Florence City Council chambers
9: The Red Room where we were married
10: The Ponte Vecchio (1349)
11: Wine and daily gellato tasting
12: The Duomo Santa Maria del Flore (Const. 1296-1436; Facade 1870)
14: Castlerotto: | Picture-perfect Tirolean village set in the majestic Dolemites
15: Hotel Cavallino d'Oro (650 years old)
16: Alpe di Siusi: Europe's largest alpine meadow - 8x20 miles, elevation: 6,500 ft.
17: Sasso Lungo Elevation: 10.437 ft.
18: Salzburg: | Charming medieval town on the banks of the Salzach River, protected for a thousand years by the looming Hohensalzburg Fortress, and home to Mozart.
19: Hotel Sacher
20: Hohensalzburg Fortress (1077-1800) Never conquered, surrendered to Napoleon
22: Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) (1628) | St. Peter's (1147)
23: A little Mozart at the Stiftskeller St. Peter (the oldest restaurant in Europe, serving Charlemagne in 803)
24: Mirabell Palace (1606) and Gardens (1730)
25: Hanging out at Saran | Coffee and Strudel at the Sacher Cafe
26: Idyllic village in Austria's Salzkammergut lake district, on a narrow shelf along the banks of Hallstatt Lake, with human history since the Bronze Age. | Hallstatt:
27: The Heritage Hallstatt Hotel
28: The Stephanie | Marktplatz
29: Altar (1515) | Chapel of St. Michael | Charnel House (Beinhaus)
30: Dachstein Ice Caves
32: Salt Mine Tour
34: Hallstatt Museum | Prehistoric salt backpack | Roman artifacts | Birthing chair | Multi-dimensional Bob
35: Vienna: | Grand capital of the Hapsburg empire, city of palaces and parks, cultural center of operas and waltzes.
36: Hotel Romischer Kaiser | Mary leaves | The Karntner Strasse
37: A little Strauss at the Kursalon | Gettin' into cafes... | The Vienna Opera (1877 and rebuilt in 1950)
38: The Hofburg Palace (1279-1891)
39: The Imperial Treasury
40: St. Stephen's Cathedral (1147-1511)
41: Augestinian Church (1327 w/ 1784 Gothic redo) | The Lipizzaner Stallions | The Rathaus [city hall] (1872) | Parliament | Canova memorial for Archduchess Maria Christina
42: Schonbrunn Palace (1642, Gardens 1695) 1441 rooms, Baroque exterior, Rococco interior
43: Cruising the Danube's Wachau Valley | Durnstein | Krems
44: Melk Abbey (Benedictine monastery founded 1098. Baroque redo 1736) | The Library
45: The Monastery Church