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Spring in Zurich

When travelling through Europe in mid-March you have a 50 / 50 chance of getting either great weather or a cold rainy day. Our first day in Zurich we lucked out and spent a great day exploring exploring the city with the sun shining down on us.

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Zurich, Switzerland, park, river, strolling, pathway, trees, house

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Along the Limmat River

The Limmat river runs through the city of Zurich and commences right to Lake Zurich. Okay…had to let you know the details but the beauty of it is just walking along the river on a beautiful, sunny, pre-spring day.

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Zurich, Switzerland, river, Limmat river, trees, reflections, travel photography


Layered View of Zurich

Sometimes you just get lucky. We checked into our hotel, the Marriott Hotel Zurich, and we entered our room we were met with this view.

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Zurich, Switzerland, mountains, alps, sunset, river, Limmat river, bridge, travel photography


Blue Hour on the Danube

It’s been a while since my last post. I’m back from a wonderful trip to Vienna, Prague, Israel and believe it or not a quick weekend trip to NYC.  I have over 1000 images to process so I hope you’ll bear with me. Our first couple of nights in Vienna we stayed at a hotel right on the Danube which gave me easy access one evening for some lovely sunset images.

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Vienna, Austria, Danube, river, ship, pier, blue hour, sunset, long exposure

 


Love Locks

The Pont des Arts is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the River Seine and links the Institute du France and the Palais du Louvre.

 

Pont des Arts, Paris, bridge, love locks, seine, river, travel

The original bridge was built in the early 1800’s under the reign of Napoleon 1. It was the first metal bridge of its kind in Paris. In 1976 the bridge was found to have multiple deficiencies due to bombardments that took place during World War 1 and World War 2 as well as many collisions by boats. The bridge was closed to pedestrians in 1977 and suffered  a partial collapse when a barge rammed into it.

The present bridge was constructed between 1981 and 1984. Today the bridge is also a gathering for artists, painters and photographers with frequent art exhibitions taking place. It’s also famous for the love locks that cover the length of the bridge. Couples place a lock with their names engraved on them on the bridge and then throw the key into the Seine as a romantic gesture. The problem in recent years is that weight of the locks have started to damage the bridge and in fact in June of this year part of the bridge parapet collapsed under all that weight.

Pont des Arts, Paris, bridge, love locks, seine, river, travel

Pont des Arts, Paris, bridge, love locks, seine, river, travel

 

Pont des Arts, Paris, bridge, love locks, seine, river, travel

 

Pont des Arts, Paris, bridge, love locks, seine, river, travel

Pont des Arts, Paris, bridge, love locks, seine, river, travel

 

 


Private Jet Needs Fuel!

I just loved this gentleman. He was beyond cool. My husband and I were taking a leisurely walk along the Mississippi river, deep in conversation, as we passed him. Honestly we’d been walking and I’d been photographing all day and now I was just in relaxation mode (I’m usually much more observant). Our conversation went like this:

Him: “Did you see his sign?”

Me: “No I didn’t.”

Him: “It was very funny. You should take a picture.”

Duh?

I doubled back, lifted my camera in a gesture to say…”do you mind?” He said “Nah go right ahead.” I gave him a little something to help fuel that private jet. He thanked me, asked where we were from (he likes Canadians 🙂 ), we knocked knuckles and I was on my way.

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New Orleans, street photography, man, sign, man on bench