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Mini report and pictures of 2 wonderful weeks in Venice, Salzburg, Prague

Mini report and pictures of 2 wonderful weeks in Venice, Salzburg, Prague

Oct 27th, 2009, 11:09 AM
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Mini report and pictures of 2 wonderful weeks in Venice, Salzburg, Prague

I've been back for a month and finally finished going through my thousands of pictures of Venice, Salzburg and Prague and have them posted up on my website: http://lynnsview.com/Gallery/

I'll add more later but here are the basics:

I flew to Venice and stayed at the same hotel I've stayed at before in Castello, I love this hotel because it's easy to find and it is in a real neighborhood, yet still just 10 minute walk at the most to San Marcos, Hotel Ca' Formenta http://www.hotelcaformenta.it I was there from Sunday, 9/6 through Thursday, 9/10

Then by train, I went to Salzburg, Austria...going through the Dolomites was amazing. I stayed at Alstadt Hotel Weisse Taube, great location near Mozart Platz, I would definitely return http://www.weissetaube.at I was there from Thursday, 9/10 to Monday, 9/14

Then another train ride took me to Prague. Wow, what a great city, I stayed at the Hotel Rezidence Lundborg, http://www.lundborg.se it's right next to the Charles Bridge. It's really more a small apartment with a separate bedroom, 2 burner stove, a computer with large monitor with internet access is provided in the room at no extra charge. Highly recommend it! I was there from Monday, 9/14 and return home on Saturday, 9/19

On my website with my pictures, I put comments on most pictures so it's almost a mini trip report in itself. But I'll come back and give some information on what I did and my impressions for anyone who might be considering going to these cities. I know that trip reports have helped me in the past.

Meanwhile, enjoy the pictures.

Lynn
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Oct 27th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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Great photos. Three of my favorite places. Looking forward to the report!

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Oct 27th, 2009, 12:22 PM
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Enjoyed your wonderful pictures. Thank you.
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Oct 27th, 2009, 01:04 PM
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Lynn -
Your pictures are STUNNING!! You are a wonderful photographer! The photo journal is a great way to post and so interesting. Were you staying on the Kampa Island side of the Charles Bridge?? We stayed at the Hotel Kampa Garden for 6 days in 2007 and thought the location was perfect!
If I go back, I want to go with you! Also loved Venice and Salzburg!
Thanks for the memories!
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Oct 27th, 2009, 03:24 PM
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Beautiful photography. Your pictures of Prague made me want to see it, but your pictures of Venice made me CRAVE to go back.
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Oct 27th, 2009, 04:34 PM
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thank you very much everyone....now that I've been back for over a month and I look at the pictures, it sometimes feel like it was just a dream...thank goodness for pictures.

I truly recommend Prague and Venice, well.... I don't think I'll ever get enough, as I say in my pictures, it is the 'love of my life'
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Oct 27th, 2009, 05:47 PM
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lyb,
I love your photos. You are an excellent photographer, great eye for composition. We were in Prague in 2003 & this past August. What camera do you use? Your evening photos came out better than my husband's photos. We never made it up to Petrin Hill - guess we'll have to go back. If you return, you must go to Vysehrad.
Thanks for the memories!
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Oct 27th, 2009, 10:42 PM
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Kwoo,

I have a Fuji FinePix S100, I got it only about 3 weeks before I left on vacation, so I had a lot of learning. I did use a tripod for some of the night shots, but even without it, some of them came out pretty sharp.

Unfortunately, when I went to Petrin Hill, it was the one day that it was overcast and rained a bit, so the view from up above wasn't as good, but I'm still I went.

I didn't get to the Loreto which I wanted to go to, good reason to go back

Where is Vysehrad?
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Oct 27th, 2009, 11:07 PM
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lyb, thank you for posting this! Your pictures are wonderful!
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Oct 28th, 2009, 12:12 AM
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Thank you for the beautiful pictures.
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Oct 28th, 2009, 04:26 AM
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Thanks, getting ready to go to work. I'm 67 and work so I can travel. the Sacher Torte really brought back fond memories of my trip with my sister. Thanks for the pictures.
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Oct 28th, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Nice pictures, lyb! Can you help me out by identifying the palazzi featured in this one: Besides the fanfare on the Grand Canal... and in the one of Francesco da Mosto, which you said is by Rio San Toma - but could you be more precise?
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Oct 28th, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Bert, I'll take a look at my notes and a map I have and see if I can find the name
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Oct 28th, 2009, 07:43 PM
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Beautiful pics! And my husband thought I was the only one who photographed the manhole covers in Prague!
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Oct 29th, 2009, 06:14 AM
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Lyb,
Your pictures are so great! I'm planning a solo trip to the czech republic and austria myself this winter and your pics just want to make me go even more. Can't wait for your trip report.
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Oct 29th, 2009, 07:36 PM
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Jean,

The manhole covers were so good, how can we pass them up?

Traveler,

I found both Salzburg & Prague very easy as a single traveler.

I'll be filling in the details this weekend, but in the meantime, do keep on planning, they are definitely places to go!
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