May 11 - Inca Ruins in Ollantaytambo

May 29, 2015 - More Inca ruins - and we haven't even gotten to Machu Picchu yet! We spent another afternoon walking up and down countle...
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May 11 - Ollantaytambo

May 28, 2015 - We spent the morning in Ollantytambo visiting the town and ruins. In this post, I'll include some photos I took before w...
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May 10 - Day Ends in Ollantaytambo

May 27, 2015 - We got to a church in Ollantaytambo where we were spending the night just before the sun went down. Beautiful way to end...
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May 10 - Weavers in Chinchero

May 27, 2015 - Our main event in Chinchero was a weaving demonstration in this establishment. The lovely woman below spoke English well...
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May 10 - Drive to Chinchero

May 26, 2015 - After five or six hours of photographing at the market in Pisac, we began a two hour bus ride to Chinchero. We had a bus...
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May 10 - Mothers Day in Pisac

May 25, 2015 - The Catholic Church is right by the market, so that was a good spot to see people enjoying coffee and cake after Mass an...
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May 10th - Sunday Market Day in Pisac

May 25, 2015 - The Sunday market in Pisac takes place right outside our hotel. I was up and out early and ended up taking hundreds of p...
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May 9th - Pisac

May 24, 2015 - An hour's drive in a comfortable bus brought us to the town of Pisac. We visited another site of Inca ruins with our ter...
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May 8th - Cusco

May 23, 2015 - This Baroque church of Santo Domingo was built by Spanish conquerors on top of the Temple of the Sun, the most sumptuous...
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Peru - May 2015

May 23, 2015 - What a fantastic trip! I've been home for a couple of days, and I'm beginning my blog anew. That's because I never got b...
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A Few More Photos of Emilie - Last Spain Blog Post

May 18, 2015 - The perfect way to end this blog - a few more photos of my beautiful Emilie. She was such a wonderful traveler, and it w...
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More Glimpses of Seville

May 17, 2015 - I always keep more photos of a trip than I expect anyone except me to enjoy. I'm posting here a few from my gallery labe...
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Church/Museum

May 17, 2015 - We happened upon this lovely air-conditioned museum/church and decided to go in. I don't recall the name of it, and alth...
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Park in Seville

May 17, 2015 - We walked through this park which I think was part of the Alcazar Gardens many times - very pleasant and pretty. Lots mo...
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Gate Views in Seville

May 17, 2015 - Gates, especially wrought iron gates, are very common in front of buildings in Seville and often offer lovely glimpses o...
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People in Seville that Caught My Eye

May 17, 2015 - The people in the photos below stopped Emilie to ask for help with directions, and Emilie whipped out her map and used h...
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Seville Cathedral

May 17, 2015 - We walked past this gorgeous Cathedral often, at all different times of the day & night, plus it's visible from lots of...
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Views from Giralda Tower

May 17, 2015 - On our last afternoon in Seville, we finally visited the enormous Cathedral and climbed Giralda Tower to see marvelous v...
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Cruise on the Guadalquivir River

May 17, 2015 - One very hot afternoon, we took a cab to the river and boarded a cruise boat. We were the only passengers except for a f...
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Seville Apartment

May 17, 2015 - Again we were delighted with our airbnb apartment. We loved the location, and we loved feeling part of the neighborhood...
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Alcazar Palace in Seville

May 17, 2015 - The Cathedral and the Alcazar Palace are right next to each other in the center of Seville. I loved the palace. It's an...
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Narrow Streets of Santa Cruz Barrio

May 17, 2015 - Our apartment was located right in the midst of the ancient Santa Cruz barrio which is full of picturesque narrow street...
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Flamenco in Seville

May 16, 2015 - Our first experience with flamenco took place about ten pm on our first night in Seville. We walked just a couple of blo...
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Ronda

May 16, 2015 - On our third day in Malaga, Emilie and I took a bus to Ronda. It's a popular city in Andalusia where Hemingway hung out...
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Alhambra Palace, Granada

May 16, 2015 - The stranger who took this photo of Emilie and me in the gardens that evening will never know how much I value her effor...
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Malaga Cathedral

May 16, 2015 - Malaga has two cathedrals, and we went in both. We also went to the Picasso Museum. Lots more photos are posted at http:...
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Malaga Architecture

May 16, 2015 - Lots more photos are posted at http://www.zenfolio.com/patflanigan/e/f924582356
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Malaga Streets

May 16, 2015 - Lots more photos are posted at http://www.zenfolio.com/patflanigan/e/f924582356
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Beach in Malaga

May 16, 2015 - We could easily walk to the beach. The embarcadero reminded us of San Diego. Except maybe we need a ferris wheel? Lots m...
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Malaga Apartment

May 16, 2015 - We loved the view from our apartment in Malaga. We arrived there exhausted from being awake for over 24 hours, but we we...
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Arriving in Spain

May 16, 2015 - Emilie and I arrived in Spain after two long flights (SD to Atlanta, Atlanta to Madrid) on August 24th. We had time for...
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Sunday Photo Shoot

May 04, 2015 - I just finished processing this shoot's photos, and now I'm ready to pack for Machu Picchu. I leave tomorrow and I'm ver...
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Building Details

May 02, 2015 - It seems fitting to end my Austria blog with more glimpses of Vienna architecture because architecture contributes so mu...
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St. Stephen's Cathedral

May 02, 2015 - St. Stephen's Cathedral is the largest in Vienna. It's so centrally located that like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it can...
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Imperial Treasury

May 02, 2015 - The Imperial Treasury is where the crown jewels are on display. There was a mix of secular exhibitions and ecclesiastic.
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K&K Palais Hotel

May 02, 2015 - We were very happy with our hotel in Vienna. Our room was great, and we had a nice view of a park outside our window. Th...
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Mozart Concert

May 02, 2015 - One evening we went to a concert by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra. Designed for tourists, there were selected movements of...
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Nasch Market

May 02, 2015 - The scanned postcard shows how this market looked about 1900. Nowadays, it's still a busy place - full of people and tre...
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Vienna Opera House

May 02, 2015 - Before our trip, Rita and I tried unsuccessfully to purchase tickets online for opera in Vienna (sold out). The Opera Ho...
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Belvedere Palace, Garden & Museum

May 02, 2015 - During the 18th century, this Baroque building served as a Winter Palace. Now it's a historical museum showing Imperial...
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Gay Pride Parade

May 02, 2015 - One day we emerged from the underground metro to find the streets throbbing with the music, cheers, and commotion of a G...
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Hundertwasser

May 02, 2015 - In Vienna, thanks to Rita's research, we discovered the colorful, magical world of 20th century artist/architect Frieden...
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Schoenbrunn Palace

May 02, 2015 - Beginning in 1569 this palace was the summer residence of the Imperial Hapsburg family. Hunting was the most popular act...
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Art History Museum

May 02, 2015 - Vienna's Art History Museum is located in Maria Theresa Square where a memorial monument sits between the art museum and...
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Street Scenes of Vienna

May 02, 2015 - Here's the link to more street scenes: http://photobooksbypat.com/p853609270#h4e557ebf
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Hallstatt Cemetery

May 02, 2015 - After a good breakfast at the Gasthof Simony, Rita and I decided to start our morning at the cemetery behind one of the...
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Exploring Hallstatt

May 02, 2015 - It was surprisingly easy to get away from tourists in Hallstatt simply by walking a short distance up into the hills beh...
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Lake Cruise in Hallstatt

May 02, 2015 - On a boat like the one below, Rita and I enjoyed an hour long lake cruise before choosing one of the many restaurants fo...
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Our Hotel in Hallstatt

May 02, 2015 - We spent the night at the Gasthof Simony Hotel right in the main square of Hallstatt. The best part was the view from ou...
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Village of Hallstatt

May 02, 2015 - Hallstatt is definitely a popular tourist destination these days, but it is such a pretty village that the tourists seem...
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Arriving in Hallstatt

May 02, 2015 - Another highlight of our Austria adventure was an overnight visit to the ancient town of Hallstatt. It was a four hour t...
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Melk Abbey

May 02, 2015 - One of the highlights of our trip was a full-day tour to Melk Abbey in the Wachau Valley. To get there, we rode 90 minu...
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Traveling in Austria - June 2015

May 01, 2015 - Last month, in June 2015, I traveled to Austria with my friend Rita. We flew into Vienna where we stayed in the same hot...
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