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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Dry Serbian humor about a wet subject (Day 18)

Rain-swollen rivers did not cause problems for us. Our ark just floated a bit higher than we would have otherwise. But it did cause problems for people living along the shore. When we were docked in Belgrade (at the confluence … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: The pipes that Liszt played (Day 16)

  Kalocsa, Hungary. Experience for yourself the Bach recital we heard in the cathedral on their 4,668-pipe organ, an organ Franz Liszt enjoyed playing when he was in town.

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Stumbling stones and empty shoes (Day 14)

Stumbling stones: In many German towns, we saw these brass plaques set among the cobblestones. These commemorate individual victims of the Nazis who used to live nearby. One tour guide told us the plaques are embedded in the pavement so … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Running of the Bikes (Day 9)

Regensburg, Germany. This is St. Emmeram’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded about 739, with braided vineyards and reflections. It is now a residence and its modern name is Schloss Thurn and Taxis but I like St. Emmeram’s Abbey better. Old … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: A bevy, game, bank, team, or lamentation of swans

I’m going to call mine a “celebration of swans.” Mine were on the Main (pronounced “mine.”) Jerry’s celebration was on the Danube. I saw a black swan, too.  Just me.  Our bus was crossing a bridge into Nuremberg and below … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Black Lamb, Grey Falcon

Probably the dumbest packing decision we made, although we read most of them, was to include eight books, not counting two versions of the Bible and my journal–especially since two of the books were each 1200 pages long. We both … Continue reading

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EUROPE passes

(Remembering Heather Smith, 30, passenger on American Airlines flight 11, 9/11/2001) Almost daily I snapped a picture of the view through the porthole. I loved having it change without my doing anything. It was like being a child again on … Continue reading

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