Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Vienna and Prague!

We had SUCH a great time on our vacation with Dave's parents in Vienna and Prague.  Dave made it even extra special for me by surprising me with a birthday gift of my dream camera!  I was having a blast using it in such picturesque places.  There were castles, beautiful architecture, and postcard scenery.  I wish I could make these into postcards.  I know some will go on my wall.

This is one of my favorites.  The bridge in Prague.


A village outside of Vienna.

I loved all the leading lines, arches, and cobblestone. Vienna was amazingly clean.

This was walking to our hotel.  More leading lines in the road and buildings.

Part of Vienna

Proof we were really there!

Fun times with Dave's parents

A gorgeous castle we saw while on a boat tour

Castle in Vienna

Same castle, different view.  I love the sky above.

We walked on this metal grate on the ground with a beautiful pattern


A church in Vienna

Some of the churches have an overwhelming amount of ornate gold and paintings

Pipe organs in the church


Tori and Dave looking at the paintings in the monastery hallway

Examples of the paintings they were looking at

Outside of the Art Museum

We enjoyed lunch in the Museum Cafe complete with marble walls and painted ceilings

Quite the cafe!

This is Bree being swallowed up by an enormous painting

A Rembrandt

Tori studying the details

Light streaming through the pillars

The Museum we toured

A beautiful site in Prague

The walking tour guide whizzed past these picturesque places so I had to snap it quick and run to catch up.

The food was delicious!  Who knew we liked Schnitzel?

The Prague Bridge

We were really there


This was one of many huge stained glass windows of a cathedreal

We saw the Swan Lake Ballet

This shot was taken from the bus on our way to Southern Bohemia to see a castle

Looking down on a cute town in Czech Republic

A view through the castle wall

I often see the same scene in different ways and can't decide what I like best

A very very very tall church in Prague

A castle from the distance

I loved the dramatic sky

There were buildings like this everywhere we looked

A church near our hotel