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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Passau next stop

When Hubby and I were in Panama we got to see the Panama Canal and watch a ship go through the locks...little did I realize that on this Danube trip we would go through 8 or 9 locks. I tried to capture some pictures of one such lock but it will be hard to get the full impact of it.
This is our deck and the gray black is the wall
This is leaning over our balcony and you can see how close the ship it to the wall. Hubby got a little claustrophobic so we went up top. It really is an amazing invention and allows ships to go places they were not able to navigate before. 
At Passau we docked right on a busy street so could sit on the balcony and just watch the world go by...
there were these pretty flowers right out our window
This was not one of my favorite stops and in fact we ditched the last part of the tour and headed back to the ship.
This is how most of the streets are and believe me it isn't easy to walk on.
A corner we passed that was pretty.
Check out this huge tree....that is the Danube in the background
Was rather funny because we were docked here and on the tour they walked us up and around only to end up here as the one main highlight. This is the Bishop's Residenz 14th century Town Hall.


This records the flood waters
Notice the difference in the picture ...the water was that high.

Looking the down the Danube.........

17th Century St. Stephan's Cathedral. It had Europe's largest pipe organ but this is where we left the tour and headed back to the ship for a wonderful, leisurely lunch and nap:)


Debbie said...

such a beautiful place and i LOVE the look of the cobblestone walks but you're right, they are very difficult and uncomfortable to walk on. i liked that pretty flower box!!!!

Tired Teacher said...

Yikes, those cobblestones would have my ankles crying in no time!

Looks like a great adventure.

Granny Annie said...

I am so eager to get caught up on everything now that I've had my hip replacement. You have been a busy traveler.

Lady Di Tn said...

Wow what a wonderful trip. I am so glad yawl had a great time and shared facts and photos with us. Peace