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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Home again, home again!

  I'm back from my latest travels!! 
Unfortunately we had to cut our trip a little short as my friend had a family issue to deal with and had to return home so we didn't get to Vienna........there is always another day! 
That said I had a good time!

   We started in Bratislava....capital of Slovakia. 
It has severe Soviet apartment blocks seen here through the New Bridge....

 a city view from a church tower

 ....loved the churches with their cupolas....

 and there is some fun street art!

 We moved onto castles.........


 ......coal mines.......
loved the art in the entrance hall.....not so sure about the mine itself.....bit scary!

 ......old villages..........

 ....painted houses...............

 .....wine tasting in a traditional wine cellar......greeted by a couple in traditional costume......she confided that her costume was very uncomfortable......she couldn't sit in it or go to the loo!

 Traditional cakes cooked over an open fire........absolutely delicious!

Wine  cellar said to have been started by the Templar Knights!

  Lovely town views!





And finally.........this was my hotel room for the last 2 nights.....very pretty!

After my summer of travelling I'm looking forward to being at home and getting back in the studio......it's been so long!!

5 comments:

Effie said...

Sounds like you had a great time... Welcome back!

Helen said...

Wonderful photos, you packed a lot in. Hope you get to Vienna soon.

butterfly said...

Marvellous photos of what looks like a great trip! Those wrought iron gates about two thirds of the way down are amazing, and I love the wooden painted houses - beautiful, thank you so much for sharing them!
Alison x

Rebeca Trevino said...

what amazing pictures. looks like you had a terrific time.

Sarah Anderson said...

..jiggety jig ;)