Thursday, May 26, 2005

Tradition!

In keeping up with our tradition of visiting at least one new country each year, last year Carolina and I spent two weeks exploring southern Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. The trip was fantastic. Check out the pictures:




Mad King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein castle nestled in the wooded hills of Bavaria, Germany.







Carolina (in what appears to be chainmail) on a bridge overlooking Neuschwanstein Castle.







Kendall on a bridge overlooking Neuschwanstein Castle.







A view of Mad King Ludwig's Hohenschwangau Castle in Bavaria Germany.











Carolina at the Duomo in Florence, Italy.












Kendall at the Duomo in Florence, Italy.









Kendall stands in Saint Mark's Square (piazza San Marco) near Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy.







Carolina at Saint Mark's Square (piazza San Marco) near Saint Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy.







Carolina is swarmed by friendly pidgeons in Saint Mark's Square in Venice, Italy.








Gondolas moored at the docks in Venice, Italy.









Carolina stands in a courtyard within the Doge's Palace in Venice, Italy.









Kendall contemplates ratting out a dastardly villain by inserting a secret informant's note into the slot that provided the Doge with intelligence.







Carolina enjoys the sights and sounds of Venice, Italy.








A view of Saint Mary's Cathedral from the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.







Venice... need I say more?








Carolina enjoys the view from the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy.








O Sole Mio! A view of the grand canal in Venice, Italy.









Kendall enjoys the sights and sounds of Venice, Italy.








A gondola in Venice, Italy.







Kendall basks in the glory of ancient Greek ruins in Paestum, Italy.







Carolina finds herself lost in Kendall's love affair with ancient Greek ruin's in Paestum, Italy.







Kendall admires this ancient Greek temple in Paestum, Italy.







Carolina enjoys the archaeological significance of the ruins of Pompeii, Italy. The buildings were preserved by a layer of volcanic ash from Mount Vesuvius.







Kendall marvels at the ancient ruins of Pompeii, Italy.








Carolina rests in a courtyard in Pompeii, Italy.








Kendall is struck by the grandeur of Saint Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican.







Saint Peter's Cathedral, an architectural, religious, and artistic masterpiece, at the Vatican.







The dome in Saint Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican - it was designed by Michelangelo in the 1500s.








View of the Vatican and Rome from Saint Peter's Cathedral.








Kendall & Carolina enjoy the view from the dome at Saint Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican.







Kendall near Saint Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican.








Carolina in the Roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy.








Carolina in the Roman Colosseum near the triumphal arch in Rome, Italy.






Carolina at the Roman Forum in Rome, Italy. The Forum was the center of religious and political life in ancient Rome, and it was the place where Julius Caesar was killed.








Carolina near the Pantheon in Rome, Italy. Why does it look like she is she wearing a Chinese hat???







Kendall near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.






Carolina atop one of the many towers erected in the old medieval Italian town of San Gimignano. The nobles there built towers to show off their wealth. At one time, 72 towers stood in the city.








Carolina in the central square of the old medieval Italian town of San Gimignano in Tuscany.







Carolina enjoys the atmosphere of the old medieval Italian town of San Gimignano, famous for its many towers.









With herculean effort, Kendall manages to save the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy.












Carolina at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy.









A view of one of the five villages, Vernazza, of the Cinque Terre on the Italian coast.







An Italian sunset from the trail between the coastal villages of the Cinque Terre.






Carolina enjoys the spectacular view from our hotel balcony in the Swiss Alps at Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.







Kendall enjoys the spectacular views of the Swiss Alps in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland.







Carolina checks out some ice sculptures in an ice cave at the top of the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps.








Kendall & Carolina in an ice cave at the top of the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps.









Kendall makes his way through a small tunnel in an ice cave at the top of the Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps.









Carolina braves the strong winds and ice at the top of the Jungrau in the Swiss Alps.







Kendall clings to a pole for balance amidst the winds and ice on a treacherous path at the top of the Jungrau in the Swiss Alps.







Carolina enjoys a splendid view of the Alps near the top of the Jungfrau.

17 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:44 PM

    Hey guys,

    I can't believe you folks believe your lives are so important that others must be made to accidently stumble upon them while doing a legitimate web search for necessary information. The arogance, the narcisism...

    Carl

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  2. Hey Carl,

    I can't believe you believe you are so important that the entire internet revolves around your "legitimate web search" for "necessary information." The arrogance, the narcissism . . .

    Cheers!

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  3. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Hey Guys, Liked you pictures. My wife and are are traveling to Italy in 10 days. Were leaving from JFK. We will be visiting, Rome, Positano, San Gimignano, Florence, and Sienna. We can't wait. Thanks for the Pictures. They got us AMPED. P.S. We just happen to stumble upon your pictures, dont mind Carl he's just lonely. -Rob and Daniela

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  4. Rob and Daniela, have fun on your trip! You will love it.

    P.S., I bet Carl is probably a very likable character in person. Maybe you'll run into him during your travels.

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  5. Hi just stumbled upon your site.. we love travelling too and this year is Italy for us... we went to Macchu Picchu trek last year, and Kilimanjaro is big on our list... but first things first.. loved seeing your pics... especially the ones after the baby... I keep wondering if we can travel once we have a baby and you gave us that answer ! Makes me feel good!

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  6. I can't believe you go to a new country every year! Nice! I came across your blog while "binging" for pictures of Venice. I don't know what Carl's problem is. I found lots of legitimate and interesting vacation pictures and stories here! You know what I'm intersted in knowing more about? Carl's blog! I wonder if he has one!

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  7. 71square: Thanks for your nice comments. If you do ever run into Carl's blog, let me know. . . .

    Happy travels (both on the internet and otherwise)!

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  9. Nice idea visiting one country every year... I will try to incorporate this in my life.. shouldn't be too hard.. is it.. and nice simple blog...

    Funny is the Carl discussion.. I hope he is seeing all these discussions.. I really wish and guys please post carl's blog here if you find someday... :)
    Vikash

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  10. hai ............what is a nice caupls

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  11. Anonymous6:37 AM

    Wonderful pictures - makes me look really forward to my 2 weeks in Italy in May.

    Thanks for sharing Kendall and Carolina!!!!

    PS Carl, please get your spelling right when you make unfriendly comments for everyone to read.

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  12. Anonymous--have a wonderful time!

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  13. Anonymous11:04 AM

    I've been lucky enough to spend time travelling to Europe, but I'm not a shutterbug. I wanted a to set a desktop background of the Duomo. There are lots of beautiful shots on the internet but one of yours captured the experience I had of turning a corner, stopping dead in my tracks and being overwhelmed by the "explosion" of beauty and wonder I felt when I accidentally stumbled upon the cathedral while looking for a place to buy a SIM card!

    Lynn

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  14. Anonymous8:06 AM

    Carl,
    You were not made to look at anything that has been posted. The internet was made for more than just searching. Some people have lives you know.
    Also I think the pictures come useful to some people who are searching. I would love to visit Venice!!!

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