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Archive for the month “September, 2011”

Castles in the Sky

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A visit to Bavaria would not be complete without seeing the enchanting castles of King Ludwig II.  I visited three of his castles; Hohenschwangau, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof.  These palatial estates tucked away within the cloud-capped Alps made me recall the fairy tales of my childhood, complete with princesses and knights in shining armor. View Full Article

A Tour of the Musée Rodin Gardens

One of my passions in life is travel, as is recognizable from the name of my blog.  With each new journey comes a new experience; one of which is a new appreciation for art. During my first visit to Europe, I visited Amsterdam and became acquainted with the works of the Dutch Masters.  At that time I knew I wanted more and made a list of the artwork I just had to see. View Full Article

From the Perch of the Swallow’s Nest

Swallow's Nest

The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most visited and photographed sites on the Crimean Peninsula; located in the extreme southern part of Ukraine and jutting out into the Black Sea.  The castle is featured in the film version of Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians.  Many tourists visit the Swallow’s Nest from Yalta, a frequent port of call during Black Sea cruises.  Yalta itself holds historical significance, being the site of the Yalta Conference.  During the conference in 1945, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin met at the “Great White Hall” within the Livadia Palace, to decide the fate of post-war Europe. View Full Article

Love-locked Bridge in Odessa

Odessa
Odessa is a great city for walking.  From the seaport, the Potemkin Staircase, 192 steps in total, gets you to the central area of Primorsky Boulevard.  This beautifully treed promenade offers a welcome place to sit and relax and escape the heat when visiting Odessa during the summer.  While exploring the city, we stumbled upon the most interesting pedestrian foot bridge; its rails covered with padlocks. View Full Article

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