Tagged With "castle"

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Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
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Trim Castle, Trim, Ireland

DrFumblefinger ·
Trim Castle, Trim, Ireland
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Postcard view: Charles Bridge

PHeymont ·
Postcard view: Charles Bridge
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Spires of St. Vitus Cathdral

PHeymont ·
Spires of St. Vitus Cathdral
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Forever blowing bubbles...

PHeymont ·
Forever blowing bubbles...
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Inside Prague Castle

PHeymont ·
Inside Prague Castle
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At St. Vitus, Prague

PHeymont ·
At St. Vitus, Prague
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Warkworth Castle, Northumberland, Spring

Ian Cook ·
Warkworth Castle, Northumberland, Spring
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Altstadt and Alte Brucke, Heidelberg

PHeymont ·
Altstadt and Alte Brucke, Heidelberg
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Heidelberg Castle

PHeymont ·
Heidelberg Castle
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Bread, Heidelberg Bismarckplatz

PHeymont ·
Bread, Heidelberg Bismarckplatz
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Mr. Selfie is everywhere

PHeymont ·
Mr. Selfie is everywhere
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Conwy Castle, Wales

Intrepid Berkeley Explorer ·
Conwy Castle, Wales
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Corvin Castle

adonis_abril ·
Corvin Castle
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

PHeymont ·
We had a two-day flying visit to Strasbourg (pre-TGV) a few years ago and loved it...and now you've pushed it way high up the re-visit list! Thanks...
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful photos and descriptions! I'll be adding Strasbourg to my travel list!
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

DrFumblefinger ·
What a beautiful and great destination! I've also not visited it before but it's definitely on my radar. How much time would you recommend for a first time visit?
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Re: Strasbourg & Route Du Vin

HistoryDigger ·
DrFumblefinger— A few days could be enough in Strasbourg itself, but if you want to tour the vineyards, I'd stay a week in the area. You could stay two nights in Strasbourg and then a night or two in Riquewihr and beyond. And I'd suggest renting a car to go at your own pace. For my next trip, I will plan at least full week in the region because I want to stop at the vineyards and visit more of the museums. And don't forget Chateau Haut Koenigsburg.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: (Part 10) Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast

Travel Rob ·
Somehow i've managed to skip over Northern Ireland and Ireland on my travels. After seeing your blog and photos, I have to change that.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: (Part 10) Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast

GarryRF ·
To see the most remote and probably the most beautiful parts of NI you need to have a car. It's best to rent locally as a Ferry from Britain, and return, is quite expensive. If you just want a "Flying visit" to Belfast or Dublin you can catch a plane from Liverpool to either city for a bargain. Maybe stay a few nights in Ireland.
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Travel Rob ·
Andredeya, thanks for sharing ! Have perceptions changed now of Vlad Tepes in Romania?When I was there ,he still was looked upon as a cruel but heroic figure in Romania
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
The perception i think it's the same, but in my opinion is not a heroic legend, just impressive and of course cruel :
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you so very much for this fascinating piece on Dracula!! I grew up scared of vampires as a small boy because I''d watched Bela Lugosi when I was a little to young to understand. But at least I knew I was safe in the day, as vampires could not come into the sunlight. Amazing what an industry Vampires have become, with hundreds of movies, television series and books written about them. You've give us yet another reason to visit Romania. The country moves further and further up my list of...
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
Well first thank you for reading my post:d I just want to share what my country can offer I'll start with the wine cuz' you know we talk here about vampires and stuff. Our land can provide fine wines also, because we have a vast grapevine crops, the most in the land Dobrogea, which starts from the near field of Bucharest and goes all the way through the country and reach its fullest near the Constanta county (the county near the sea). Also we have a some wine tours, which you can follow if...
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

DrFumblefinger ·
It all sounds excellent! I'm looking forward to hearing about Romanian food and to visiting your beautiful country, Andredeya!
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Re: The Legend of Vlad the Impaler (Dracula)

Former Member ·
oh wow, thank you, i'm looking forward from you by posting about your trip in Romania
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Re: Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

Former Member ·
Thanks for the great pics! I've only ever seen Bratislava from the river while on a Budapest to Vienna ferry...but now you've put it on the menu for our next time in Vienna. Worth noting: since Ryanair flights to "Vienna" actually land at Bratislava, it's a good opportunity for budget flyers to pay a visit before or after their time in Vienna.
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Re: Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Ready2Go! I didn't know about Ryanair landing there. Bratislava has the benefit of being much cheaper than Vienna, so if you want to spend time in the region, your budget will go much further here than in Austria. Also, it's much less heavily touristed, and in some of the side streets you'll feel like you've got the place to yourself.
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Re: From Brasov to Bran Castle and Rasnov

Travel Rob ·
Great description and photos, put me right back there!
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Re: From Brasov to Bran Castle and Rasnov

DrFumblefinger ·
I would like to address Linn's question about the view from Rasnov. It is a spectacular view. You have definitely been spoiled!
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Re: Bamburgh Castle, England

Marilyn Jones ·
Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland looks amazing. I often visit northeast England to see friends; I will certainly try to visit the castle the next time I make the trip!
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Re: Bamburgh Castle, England

DrFumblefinger ·
I'm not sure that I've ever seen more perspectives of a single castle than through your great photographic eye in this essay, Ian. Beautifully done!
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
I'm interested in the darker stone or brick construction right in the center of the top photo. Did I miss a reference to it or is it an illusion?
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
If you're referring to the marked area below, it's not an illusion, but not part of a building, either! There are buildings further up the hill, but not that close to the castle.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
No, in the lower left of that one, right below the individual tree on the left and below your circle. Put your finger dead center of the top photo and it's there, just above the 2 gothic windows, between the 2 halves of the castle. Looks like a modern construction and appears to be leaning left, 2 chimneys.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
Ah, now I see what you meant. No, nothing esoteric. It's actually part of the roofline of one of the buildings; the black area with the rectangles is just the shadow of part of the windowless wall adjoining it. Here's what it looks like without the shadow...
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PortMoresby ·
I see now, it's a shadow giving the illusion that was confusing me. Now it's just a case of disappearing chimneys. A very interesting building.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice memories of a fun place to visit. I seem to recall there's an interesting old pharmacy/pharmacist museum in the Castle. Not exactly the kind of thing you find often.
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Re: Heidelberg Castle: Where Gumbo Was (#135)

PHeymont ·
You might be amazed at how many pharmacy museums there are, aside from the one in Heidelberg...this LINK takes you to a 100+ page list of them in the U.S. and Canada. We've also found them in Spain and Italy, and just now noticed that there's one in Krakow, where I believe you are at the moment! Here's a LINK to that one!
 
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