cruising up the Danube during the back half of November :

beginning at Budapest with stops at Bratislava, Vienna, Duernstein & Krems and the Wachau Valley - ending at Melk Abby

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Budapest / somewhat repetitive scenes not necessarily in order

on to Bratislava

leaving Bratislava...

fare-thee-well Bratislava...

Vienna / Wien

Auf Wiedersehen zu Wien...

repetitive November scenes / some redundancy shots -eg: blue baroque church steeple

and a view of the nearby town of Krems:

back to Durnstein on the ship/ headed onward, up the river through the Wachou Valley

leaving Durnstein & the charming blue baroque bell & clock tower behind and into repetitive river scenery

note: The interior of Melk Abby is among the most hideously gagamaggot Baroque of any edifice in existence. In fact, we are asked to put away our cameras at the foyer -- so there are no pictures here other than of in the entrance.  After that it gets much worse and must be seen in person to be believed -- altogether a compelling case for Minimalism, but 'interesting' from historic standpoint and exquisite masterful rendering and craftsmanship.

das Ende

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