FC: River Cruise 2011
1: David & Cindy Garrett | ENGLAND | LONDON
2: Hotel 41 directly opposite The Royal Mews and just behind Buckingham Palace 41 Buckingham Palace Rd. September 2, 2011
4: ~ Lock & Co. Hatters ~ Founded in 1676, when Charles II was on the throne, this family owned business has provided hats for Royalty and the gentry for over 300 years. | Conformateur
6: Nice Panama, Mr. Garrett
7: "I'll take it!"
8: Mission Accomplished
9: MONTPELIANO ~ KNIGHTSBRIDGE | Lunch with Alan Boor ~ September 5, 2011
10: Westminster Abbey | Liberty
11: Natural History Museum | Big Ben Clock Tower
13: Della and Colin hosted a lovely lunch for us at their home in Hammersmith. Barney, Isabella, Ronnie, and Joan were also in attendance. Della made a delicious Thai salad with duck and a fantastic lemon pudding for dessert and there were wonderful cheeses and wine.
14: Lunch at The Goring Hotel with David's cousin Christopher and his wife, Christine. It was really wonderful to see them both again. September 7, 2011
16: David's sister Jean and his brother-in-law Graham hosted a great lunch for us at Zafferano in Belgravia. So glad we got to see them both on this trip and grateful they drove into London from Sussex.
18: We had to say goodbye to London and fly to Budapest to begin our river cruise along the Danube... September 9, 2011 | Westminster Abbey - Western facade
19: The Palace of Westminster also known as The Houses of Parliament
21: David being serenaded by Gypsy violinists at Fekete Hollo Etterem. This place was a total rip-off for tourists, but the music was fun. | September 10, 2011
22: Hungarian Parliament Building at night. This was the view from our room!
25: High on the hill in the "Buda" part of Budapest, overlooking the Parliament Building across the Danube. This was the view from Fisherman's Bastion. | David with a young, but enthusiastic sommelier at a restaurant called Hemingway.
29: Sailing to Vienna...
30: We arrived in Vienna and went straight to a wonderful concert of Strauss & Mozart
33: Vienna | September 14, 2011
34: Art Nouveau is called Jugenstil in Vienna (German for "youth style")
35: Sculpture on The Secession Building - an exhibition hall for the arts
36: Cruising along The Danube
38: Durnstein in the Wachau Valley with ancient terraced vineyards
39: This area is known for Gruner Veltliner and Riesling grapes
40: Melk Abbey ~ September 15, 2011
41: M E L K AUSTR I A
42: Linzer Mariendom, or Cathedral of the Virgin Mary, Linz
43: L I N Z A U S T R I A
44: Fellow passengers and crew on the River Beatrice
45: Passau, Germany
49: P R A G U E C Z E C H R E P U B L I C
51: Cafe Imperial with its incredible tiled walls
52: Art inspired by nature was everywhere
53: Art Nouveau in Prague - circa 1890 - 1918
54: Our last night in Prague - dinner at Kampa Park with some shipmates | September 20, 2011
55: Santa Rosa, CA | Dearest David: Thank you, my love, for taking me on such an amazing trip! Yours Forever, Cindy