Castles in Moonlight

Castles in Moonlight
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A day tour off the ship

One day tour off the ship was to a cathedral.  I was amazed at the floors!  Now these were done centuries ago.  No computors to figure things out.  No lazers to cut out the mosaic stones.  All hand done in the whole cathedral! 

I can see quilting everywhere.

Had to wait for people to move off the floor sections to take pictures.

Amazing work!

Huge circle designs.

And people have been walking on these for centuries!  (How's the tile in your bathroom and kitchens holding up?)

A back piece in the altar, with gold on it.   As an artist, I was going crazy in there.

This is the only stained glass picture that came out well.  Can't see the details well, but the sun was behind it so you can see the colors.

Found a great place to eat.  PJ could sit in the sun....

... and Terry and I sat in the shade.  Frank was in the sun also.  Local beer with pizza and paninis.  Very nice.

There were so many buildings that protected the cities, and you just walk past them wondering how long have they been there.  The amount of detail in everything older was fantastic.

THIS is the chocolate museum!  Wow!!!  We got there and just went into the gift shop. 

And yes, they do sell chocolate bars with "hemp" in them.  I did get one, and it tasted terrible.  Had the same amount of corn flakes in it as the hemp.  Bleck.

This was the café in there!  OMG!

There's Frank on the bridge going to and from the island that had the chocolate museum.  And the building there is the back side of the picture I posted up a few pictures.  And there is a beer garden where the umbrella's are.  Plenty of those around.

Better picture of Frank.

This is the top of the ship.  Mini golf, and beside that are the fresh herbs growing that the chef used every day in the food!

Looking down the river.

and a different shot from the front of the ship.  There was a tramway you could take over the river to go up to the top of the mountain on the other side.
Not quite halfway through the trip yet... Believe me, the river cruises are great.  When you go to a meal or leave the ship for a tour, you come back and the stewards have wiped down the bathrooms, restocked supplies, and folded up clothes you left out.  Always neat and made up beds.  It was great.
Now I'm home.
Ok, my sister and her hubby came down from NH to see the eclipse.  Terry and Phil went a little farter west, and got great pictures!  Laura and I stayed at the house.  Still saw it.  Great to see nature's show from your own house!  I didn't take pictures.  Everyone else in the world did, and they will be a lot better than anything I could have done!
So today will be an easy day, hanging out with family.  and getting my quilting stuff ready for tomorrow's meeting at Norris guild!  We have invited the Oak Ridge guild to come over and have fun!  Need to dig out some show and tell....

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