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colin Oct 17th, 2002 12:45 PM

what is the most picturesque scenery in Europe?
 
I love taking photographs soI would like to go somewhere that is picturesque this february. Any ideas?

Rex Oct 17th, 2002 01:01 PM

I have never been to Europe in February, but I think a photographer would like good sun. <BR><BR>The south of Spain. Sicily. Madeira. the south side of the Alps in Italy, Switzerland and Austria.<BR><BR>Best wishes,<BR><BR>Rex<BR>

Snoopy Oct 17th, 2002 02:22 PM

Anywhere. There are picturesque areas all over Europe . . . What kind of response are you trying to elicit, colin? Do you like architecture (most cities), people (all cities), country side (I like Scotland and Ireland), mountains (Alps, Grampians, Pyranees), lakes (English Lake District), rugged coastline (Portugal, Highlands in Scotland) . . . I've been to all these places in Feb and they are all breathtaking.

Art Oct 17th, 2002 06:12 PM

Southern Germany and Switzerland would be my picks.

7 Oct 17th, 2002 06:16 PM

definatly Prague

BOB THE NAVIGATOR Oct 17th, 2002 06:24 PM

A tough but good question. Hmmm--scenery in Feb. I would start with the Berner Oberland--the best of the Alps.<BR>The Amalfi coast is always good for photo ops, and the Salkammergaut region of Austria is fabulous in the winter. For cities, I agree with Prague and would add Venice--anytime of year.

Leslie Oct 17th, 2002 06:33 PM

Prague is a wonderful city to take photographs in during the winter. With or without sun, the city is picturesque, and also beautiful in the rain and when it is snowing. I also suggest you bring some black and white film. Some of the best photographs I have seen of Prague were taken in black and white -- the long shadows make the photographs amazing. Make sure you get to the top of Hradcany to take pictures looking down into Prague. All of the red brick/tile roofs are charming.

StCirq Oct 17th, 2002 06:50 PM

This is a hopelessly subjective question, but for me the answer would be the Dordogne. <BR>

Curiosity Oct 17th, 2002 09:56 PM

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Sue Oct 18th, 2002 06:40 AM

Santorini

SA Oct 18th, 2002 06:47 AM

Prague & Paris are great for B & W photography. As far as the best pics I have ever taken.

lynlor Oct 18th, 2002 06:54 AM

Although Norway is not my first choice for travel, I think the fiords there are the most spectacularly beautiful scenery that I have ever seen.<BR>lynlor

andy Oct 18th, 2002 07:19 AM

The Hurtigruten- The Most Beautiful Voyage in the World. The Fjords of Norway in summer and in winter.

Any Oct 23rd, 2002 10:01 PM

Any more?<BR>

Lillie Harty Oct 24th, 2002 02:12 AM

The Alps look great but my favorite spot would be Killarney Natioanal Park in the south-west corner of Ireland.

Rae Oct 24th, 2002 03:45 AM

Try Venice - Carnival time - fantastic colour but lovely in black and white too!<BR><BR>Great architecture, lots of reflecting images in the water - canals and lagoons....High water (flooding) makes everything eerie - I think its just the thing you're looking for!<BR><BR>Have fun!<BR><BR>

Barbara Oct 24th, 2002 09:43 AM

My choice would be Switzerland including the old town of Bern, Lucerne and mountain areas, Salzburg Austria and Paris.

Tim Oct 24th, 2002 10:29 AM

I'd go for the Golden Pass, Interlaken-Montreux. Also the section of the Wien Walzer train (Vienna-Zurich) between Landeck and Sargens.

Ingo Oct 24th, 2002 11:39 AM

Very interesting thread.<BR><BR>Definitely Prague ... but you need sun. Due to its special topographical situation (right in the center of the Bohemian basin) it is very often foggy/cloudy in Prague in winter.<BR><BR>You might have more luck with sun in the Alps (Swiss are my favourite, Engadine, Bernese Oberland, Valais), the Italian/Swiss lakes and Mediterranean countries in general (Italy, Spain, Greece).<BR><BR>Ingo

Spanky Oct 24th, 2002 12:42 PM

My best black and white photos were taken in Paris in March during a one week stay where it rained almost every day and when not raining was overcast with stormy clouds. Right now I am looking at my favorite photo, looking onto the Ille de Cite with a rough Seine and storm clouds over the island. Absolutely magical--although at the time I was pretty upset about the weather.


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