Photo Essays

Danube River Cruise- a photo essay

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. I hung out with a lot of my extended family yesterday which was fantastic since I had not seen them in over a year.

As I didn’t want to go days without posting anything new, since I’m still at my parents’ house I decided to raid my dad’s photo repository and share his photos of the Danube River cruise they took in 2012. The cruise originated in Budapest and made multiple stops in Austria, Germany, and even Slovakia. It was something they both loved and would definitely investigate going on another one in the future.

For reference they went with the tour outfitter Tauck and would highly recommend them. I personally would love to go on a river cruise one day although multiple areas definitely interest me (Europe, China, and Russia).

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    December 26, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Glimpses of such gorgeous architecture!

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      Julie Tulba
      December 27, 2013 at 2:01 am

      It really does look like a beautiful region! Hopefully we’ll both get there soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jo Ann M.
    December 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Now I know where you got your talent for great photography! Your father’s photos are gorgeous! He has quite an eye for composition.

    The architecture and landscape are stunning! In the US color on buildings often looks gaudy, but the color on these buildings is elegant. Love the way it pops against the white. What is the castle-like building with the staircase? I really love it!

    Thanks for sharing your father’s beautiful photos!

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      Julie Tulba
      December 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      The color in many European villages and small towns definitely reminds me of a fairy tale but it’s no surprise considering it was the land of Anderson and the Brothers Grimm!

      I believe the white building that looks like a castle is literally called the White Castle (at least that’s what it appears to be from Google ๐Ÿ™‚ But it’s in Budapest. Budapest is a city I would love to see and have heard it’s quite the bargain $$$ speaking.

      With pleasure and I will be sure to pass along your glowing words to him as well ๐Ÿ™‚ I know he was happy to be a part of the blog.

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    Colleen Brynn
    December 27, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    What’s the story behind all those shoes? Looks likes something out of a novel.
    I would love to go back to this part of the world – it really is a special place!

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      Julie Tulba
      December 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      The shoes is actually Budapest’s memorial to the Holocaust victims-I believe the full name is “Shoes on the Danube Promenade.” Apparently during WWII, victims were lined up along the banks of the river and shot there (after having removed their shoes).

      I am DYING to go to this part of the world, it looks so utterly magical!

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