Monday, August 12, 2013

Sailing the Danube River

I'm taking a break from my blog break to share some photos of our trip down the Danube River.  Today was not too taxing with our tour so I took the opportunity to select some photos to share.  We started or vacation in Budapest.  The city was wonderful and charming and much of the old city survived the communist regime which ended in 1989.
One of our next stops was Vienna, which is a beautiful city and very metropolitan.  It has wonderful shopping areas and I found three bookstores right next to each other.  That was the most exciting part of my day.  So many of our bookstores at home have closed which I think is so sad.  Here is a lovely flower shop on one of the squares.
There are a lot of churches and cathedrals here, each one more beautiful than the last.
We treated ourselves to lunch at the famous Hotel Sacher, and, of course, we had to taste the famous sachertorte, the chocolate cake that made them so famous.
The restaurant was beautiful and everyone is very friendly here.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day.  The next two photos are very typical of the scenery we can see on our trip.  This is a river cruise and the view is breathtaking.

Everywhere we go the architecture is incredible and detailed.  The craftsmanship is astonishing and so well preserved.  These are the doors to a public building.
Even the ceilings are incredible.
Thanks for taking this little tour with me.  We are on day six of a 14 day trip, and it's going way too fast.


Nothing But Blue Skies... said...

Oh Maggie, It looks like so much fun!! I LOVED Vienna, and want to go back! Enjoy the rest of your trip!


Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Oh this looks like fun! Beautiful place. I can't wait to hear all the details. I was curious about the river cruises. We are doing a land tour through Italy. 2weeks. I hope it is good. Have a blast!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh how lovely everything is. The photos are stunning. Almost makes you feel like you are there.
Have a wonderful rest of your vacation.

Kathy said...

Oh my I really love looking at your pictures. Maybe one day I can travel.

Kathy said...

Oh my I really love looking at your pictures. Maybe one day I can travel.

NanaDiana said...

Maggie- I love it-it looks like you are having so much fun. Your photos are beautiful. Enjoy every moment of it- xo Diana

Suzan Sweatman said...

It all looks incredibly beautiful Maggie - those first few photos could be of Paris really!!!
Thanks so much for sharing - savor every moment girlfriend!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Maggie, this is so exciting, gorgeous pictures and I know you are saving everything (I was thinking of the hotel napkin) to craft with. I hope you get tons of old epherma. Wow, how about that ceiling? You and your adorable hubby have the time of your life!


Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

So beautiful Maggie! I'm glad you are enjoying yourself and I bet you can't help but be inspired by all of that gorgeous scenery! That carved door is just amazing. I have never done a river cruise, but you make me want to. My dream vacation is Bruges...but I'm afraid i wouldn't come back!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Wow! Incredibly beautiful! Have a wonderful, relaxing time!

Susie said...

Maggie, What an exciting trip. Be safe. Can't wait to see more photos. xoxo,Susie

Donna said...

Your trip and photos look just amazing, Maggie! I love the architecture, and the views from the water! What a great experience, I can't wait to see more!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Oh Maggie I'm so glad it is wonderful. You deserve a great time. That fork is beautiful. Would you steal one for me? Is that a USC shirt your husband is wearing?