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Friday, December 7, 2012

Weekend Reflections on the Danube

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Richard Schear photos, November, 2012


On our recent Grand European Tour with Viking River Cruises, I was unable to go ashore as much as I would have liked, but I did go ashore in the village of Durnstein, Austria, and now I want to live there! It's beautiful, and it reflects beautifully into the Danube below it. The 900 residents must be very patient people, because this lovely village attracts 1.3 million tourists per year.


14 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow it is charming! Let us know when you move ;>)

Margaret said...

Wow!!! Keep the photos coming :)

'Tsuki said...

That must have been quite a great place to visit... Thanks for sharing those information with us, and the reflection is really nice too...

Sylvia K said...

Charming and beautiful indeed, Kay!! Looks like a perfect place to retire!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Susan said...

I agree with Sallie on all points. I know it is easier to be patient with tourists when they are your bread and butter, however you might rue the choice/necessity during crowded days off.

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

How interesting that such a small population has so many visitors. A little like WR perhaps, although the population is not as small. It does look like such a pretty place that just floating by would be heavenly.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW! Beautiful photos. Tofino has a small population too, of around a thousand people, and we get over a million tourists there each summer. Like ants clambering all over an anthill........

Dianne said...

A beautiful village on the edge of the lovely Danube River .... I can understand Kay why you would like to live there but
1.3 million tourists .... that's just way too many for those poor locals to cope with.

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Dianne — I agree with you. I felt guilty tromping through their lovely village, even though I was just with my husband and not on a guided tour.
They get even with us for our tromping, however. All their streets are cobblestones. Oh, my poor aching feet by the time I got back to the ship.
Wonderful old place, though. Some of the houses were dated in the 1500s, some earlier, and the ruin of the castle atop the hill would have been years before that.
K

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love photos like this. Something special about being near water!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

HansHB said...

A nice reflection post!

Audrey said...

magnifique !

Kay said...

Ahhhh.... These are truly lovely.