What is your favorite Europe memory?

Mar 11th, 2004, 02:48 PM
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Kelabel, my sentiments exactly. Both Capri and Pompeii. To add one: Listening to an outdoor concert conducted by Zubin Mehta in front of the Rathaus in Vienna on a balmy summer's night.
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Mar 11th, 2004, 02:55 PM
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Amsterdam was intersting for many reasons. I did things I never thought I would and saw things I never will see again.
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Mar 11th, 2004, 02:55 PM
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Riding up the cable car with my daughter to the top of Auguille du Midi in Chamonix and being spellbound by the view at the top. PRICELESS !!!
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Mar 11th, 2004, 03:01 PM
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Good one. those views from the top of any European city are simply priceless.
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Mar 11th, 2004, 05:46 PM
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Dinner on the terrace of Feriye Rest. in Istanbul beside the Bosphorus on a spring evening. As dusk fell, lights strung across the Attaturk Bridge came on and a beautiful white mosque just up stream was illuminated. Just as dessert arrived, the clouds cleared to reveal a full moon reflecting across the Bosphorus.
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Mar 11th, 2004, 06:10 PM
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Should add-- staying on topic, we were on the European side of the Bosphorus.
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Mar 11th, 2004, 06:38 PM
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Seeing my first hedgehog and feeding it evey night after dinner in the herb garden of my hotel in the Gard as I sipped my digestif. All the kitchen help excited to see this and they'd bring munchies for me to feed it.
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Mar 11th, 2004, 07:27 PM
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On our honeymoon in Burgundy, my husband and I parked one mid-summer afternoon at the top of a hill overlooking rolling vineyards below, and we ate the most simply delicious picnic of terrines, cheeses, breads, and white nectarines. All around us was a symphony of tall grasses rustling in the breeze and bees lazily droning.
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Mar 11th, 2004, 07:37 PM
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Great post people!!Just reading your magic moments, bring back many memories of my beautiful country and of my always beloved Europe..

I feel like Bob Hope when he sings his favourite tune: Thank You for the memories..
Ciao,..
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Mar 11th, 2004, 08:51 PM
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thank you all!
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Mar 11th, 2004, 10:17 PM
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We were in a small mountain town in Switzerland maybe 20 years ago? and everything was shut. We wanted a post office, a bank, some food! But nothing open. Was quite annoyed.

Then driving out of town we saw a funeral procession. Everyone, all the whole town, on foot walking behind the coffin up the mountain.

I think I cried more than anyone in town. Was so touched that business was not important to the people of the town that day and that they all joined together in grief and also in celebration of a life.
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Mar 12th, 2004, 04:06 AM
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Walking around the ruined monastery on the grounds of Adare Manor on a misty early morning in Ireland. Magical!
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Mar 16th, 2004, 07:57 AM
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Mar 16th, 2004, 10:52 AM
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Olympia, Greece. Walking alone past the earthquake toppled ruins of both the Greek and Roman eras, with the scent of dozens of gorgeous pink cherry blossom trees strong in the air, and walking through the arched portal leading onto the field where the first Olympic games were held. For a few precious moments now was magically transcended into then, and there were in my minds eye crowds lining the grassy slopes of the stadium and I could hear them cheering their favourites. It was absolutely, positively magic.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 01:32 PM
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my cousin's wedding in cupramarittima at the adriatic coast..feeding the cats at the colosseum...the bouginvillea.. the smell of the fireplaces mixed with mountain air in ascoli....the fabulous room service at ambra palace in rome...the sight of taoramino... sorrento....amalfi...driving through the gran sasso mountains....etc, etc,etc.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 02:27 PM
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Walking back to my hotel room very late one night in Rome holding hands with a young, handsome carabiniere I had met that morning at the fruit market outside my hotel. He spoke no English and I spoke very little Italian. We were the only ones on the normally busy street which passes the Trevi Fountain. All I heard was the sound of our footsteps on the cobblestones. Nothing had ever felt so peaceful, romantic and heavenly. That was about 30 years ago and it still makes me smile.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 03:43 PM
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My favorite memory was on our first visit to Europe in 1997, we spent 3 weeks travelling by rail from Southern Italy to the Netherlands. It was the same year as the Hale-Bopp Comet. We followed the comet in every city we visited, until we got to Amsterdam, where it was too cloudy.



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Mar 16th, 2004, 06:36 PM
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Seeing the sunrise over Ladies View on the Ring of Killarney in Ireland on a glorious May morning. I will never forget the smell or the way the whole world just seemed to come alive.
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Mar 16th, 2004, 07:13 PM
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On a horse trek in Ireland, coming up a hill and finding a glen full of bluebell flowers to ride through! I took a photo, but it just doesn't do it justice...
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Mar 16th, 2004, 08:03 PM
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Nighttime in Assisi, sitting in the roof garden of the Hotel San Francesco, staring off into the valley. It was so quiet,so clear.
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