If I could there would be like another 20-30 posts to showcase my Europe Trip. I suppose that would defeat the purpose of these entries being a ‘snapshot’. Sigh. I guess it’s not such a bad thing. I’m finding that the more I look back on these photos, the more I miss it. But I cannot wait until I make my return again, am hoping that this time it’s with the boy and it’s not just for a holiday ;)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa
We only stop over in Pisa for a couple of hours, any more and we would have melted. It was stinking hot. You can sort of see my skin being a bronze-like colour. This was the result after 15 minutes in the burning European sun – oh no, don’t get me wrong, sun is good and it was awesome but it got a little overwhelming when you felt like you could pass out because it was that uncomfortable. It was pretty funny to see how everyone was posing with The Leaning Tower of Pisa – I just did the boring old one.
Trevi Fountain, Rome
I bet you’ve all watched The Lizzy Maguire Movie haven’t you? Yes, this is where you have seen the Trevi Fountain before – it’s where Lizzy throws a coin into the fountain and makes a wish and bam, meets this famous boy seconds later. Haha. Okay, I am guilty, that was how I remembered the Trevi Fountain. Apparently there is a particular way that the coin had to be thrown into the fountain in order for it to come true. If I remember correctly, you had to pick up the coin with your right hand, have your back facing the fountain, you then make your wish whilst you throw the coin over your left shoulder.
Now this is when reality hit me. For 23 years, I had only seen pictures of the Colosseum in textbooks and/or movies, even then, I didn’t really go out of my way to google it or anything. I don’t know how to explain it but standing in front of and inside the Colosseum made me feel like I was walking through a text book. I mean, you never expect see something so monumental in front of your very eyes. It’s unbelievable as to how much history there is to the Colosseum (better yet, Rome itself). I would love to revisit and explore much much more.
This photo has no filter to it – this is exactly what I saw when departing Italy and heading to Greece. Ahhh-friggen-mazing. I stood outside of the boat until the sun completely disappeared. I was on my own with an incredible view (this was very rare being on a tour with 30 odd other people).
Again, with no filter, this is the gorgeous sunrise in Greece. At 7am in the morning, you cannot be blessed with a better view. This photo was actually taken from the balcony of the village I was staying at. Absolutely superb. You’d get nothing like this here in Sydney
Mozart Statue and Floral Treble Cleff, Vienna
I just love this photo. The gardeners have to have such an eye when fixing up the floral treble cleff. It’s beautiful. I sat down next to it and posed like my mother would. I would have made her proud, though, I’m sure if I showed that photo to anyone else I’d receive nothing but laughs.
Jungfrau, Swiss Alps
The Swiss Alps took me by suprise. I didn’t know what to expect, but I didn’t expect to be blown away with such beauty. This is the river that split our campsite into two. It was freezing for me (normal for the Swiss) because I’d been exposed to pretty much sun only since up until this point. I loved the Swiss Alps for the natural beauty. Who wouldn’t love looking at mountains and rivers that look as gorgeous as that?
I am sterdam
The infamous Amsterdam sign is a lot bigger than it looks. Half the tour went on sat on a letter and when we took a photo of the sign, we were just little dots! This is a city I really enjoyed (and no, not for the reasons you think, ahem!). I just loved the canals that ran in and out and through the city. The most popular mode of transport is bikes and there are like a million bikes or so in the city and you chain it to wherever you can find a spot. It’s ridiculous!
Ahhhhhhhh sadly not only did Amsterdam conclude the end of my Euro Trip but it will conclude my snap shot posts =( If I get really really sad I may just do another..