All posts tagged: Europe

Ponte Vecchio

Among the four old bridges that span the river, the Ponte Vecchio, that bridge which is covered with the shops of jewellers and goldsmiths, is a most enchanting feature in the scene. The space of one house, in the center, being left open, the view beyond, is shown as in a frame; and that precious glimpse of sky, and water, and rich buildings, shining so quietly among the huddled roofs and gables on the bridge, is exquisite. – Charles Dickens Charles Dickens says it all in that quote. Florence is something else but Ponte Vecchio and the feel of it is just out if this world. People forget all those shops are on top of a bridge and held up by a pretty old structure. I managed to take some scenic & family shots in the exact spot he mentioned. He is right on the money with how it frames the view. I’ve been to Florence many times before but I had neglected this side of the city for the most part. Yes, shameful but …

Luxembourg…… #EuroTrip

On our way from Belgium to Germany, we made a quick stop in Luxembourg. A small tiny country but beautiful, clean and quite. The perfect resting place during a road trip to grab a quick-lunch and take a nice afternoon walk around the narrow roads up and down the hills overlooking the old fort. It’s amazing how much of the old city walls are still around. Looking over the cliffs and down to the river made me a bit nervous and at the same time made me think about how the fortress looked back in the days.    

14 More Days….

14 more days and I will be starting my vacation in Europe. in 20 days I will be standing in the middle of Grand Place in Brussels. There’s going to be a lot of eating, driving and laughs and I can’t wait till I share all my experiences with you all. So keep coming back! Solmaz