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European mini-tour

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by theoldsmithy, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Hi all, we have finally moved house to the Welsh borders and I can get back to some photography :)
    We also had a hectic "break" driving to Canterbury, then across the channel to Bruges and Trier. My internet connection is hopelessly slow until tomorrow when the satellite broadband gets fitted, so I've only uploaded a few photos to Flickr so far. Here is the first batch from Canterbury Cathedral (RX100 with Silver Efex processing on 3 of the 4)

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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Lovely, all of them. I like the first the best though...

    -Ray
     
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  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Me too. The first one has a marvelous sense of scale.
     
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  4. Pim

    Pim SC Regular

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    Apr 21, 2012
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    Pim
    Great stuff... I have a thing for church interiors and especially ceilings, so number 4 would be my favorite, but I like them all.
     
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  5. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Agree! The person in the photo does the trick! Compliments!

     
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  6. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    832
    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    OK, here are some views from the later parts of the tour. Mostly Bruges, 1 from Gent, 1 from the Museum in Trier (the weather was awful so no other decent images unfortunately)

    Bruges:

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    DSC00910-2.jpg by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

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    DSC00895-8.jpg by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

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    DSC00880-6.jpg by theoldsmithy, on Flickr


    DSCF0203-5.jpg by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

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    DSCF0187-4.jpg by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

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    DSCF0172-Edit-3.jpg by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

    and finally!
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    DSC00915-4.jpg by theoldsmithy, on Flickr

    Gent

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    and one from Trier
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    DSC00867-2.jpg by theoldsmithy, on Flickr
     
  7. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Did your tour look anything like this, perchance:
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    Holiday 2009 par Lightmancer, on ipernity

    ...James is my son, we did this circuit as our Summer holiday a few years ago. Some beautiful places to see.
     
  8. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Actually Bill it was remarkably close to that route! We went via Calais, then past Mons & Charleroi to Namur, then the route was almost identical. Spooky....
    We doubled back from Bruges to Gent on the train (to give me a break from being behind the wheel). To be honest I was underwhelmed with Gent. It was like a less well preserved version of Bruges and the walk from the station was a bit depressing. Bruges, however, was marvellous. I haven't been since I was 18 which was *cough* years ago and I am tempted to go again much sooner.
     
  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Funny! We had our first night booked in Bruges, and just winged it from there. I know what you mean about Gent - I think it would be more impressive if Bruges did not exist, but as it stands it is overshadowed by it's smaller neighbour. My least favourite stopover was Luxembourg - it was the worst accommodation (a room over a pub), we had to move the car before 8 the next morning and in general it had the air of a snooty Berkshire town on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the 1970s before shops were allowed to open! :wink: