The River Seine bisects, and in a very real sense defines, the geography of the city of Paris. So let us being our journey along the Seine, late in the afternoon, and watch as the light changes through sunset, until finally the golden city comes to light.
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The Cologne Cathedral dazzles the eye with its grandeur and grace. Much photographed and written about, even viewed from across the river it dominates the landscape of the city. Continue reading “Views of Cologne Cathedral”
The Danube River, once the north eastern border of the Roman empire, provides gorgeous reflections at night from the twined cities, Buda and Pest (Budapest). Together these now merged cities straddle the river with dramatic bridges and buildings. Continue reading “The Danube River at night, Budapest”
West of the Vltava River is the Castle precinct of Prague. It is quite different than the east side, which is mostly flat compared with the hilly terrain upon which the castle is built, as well as its environs. The city has continued to take advantage of its geography, with parks adorning the hills offering both splendid views of the medieval city centre as well as places to relax and spend quality time with friends and family. The castle precinct also holds St Vitus Cathedral, some images of which can be seen here. Continue reading “West of the Vltava River, Prague”
Salzburg is a city in Austria, and perhaps most known as the birthplace and home of Mozart. The city is built around the Salzach River, with a large castle dominating the hills on the south side of the River. It is a charming, small, city, with the alps a short distance away. Continue reading “Salzburg Views”
Both spectacular Roman sites, Verona’s Arena and Amphitheater, impress with their ancient roots and extensive and well-fortified walls. The walls foundations are from Roman times, with various extensions added during the middle ages. With a capacity of several thousands of spectators, Verona’s arena enchants and its very presence dominates the city square. Continue reading “The Walls and City of Verona”