Panoramas of Eastern Europe

Its great to get high in an altitude sense to get a different perspective on your surroundings.

Here are a few of my favourites from the East of Europe.

Prague is probably my favourite city in Europe. I fell in love with the Bohemian capital during an inter-rail trip in September 1992, when I visited for just a few hours. I returned in May ’93 for the Prague Spring Music Festival and was then well and truly hooked. I have been there around a dozen times now and never tire of returning for more.

This picture us taken from the castle area looking down on the old town. Spot the ever crowded Charles Bridge and the unmistakable towers of Tyn Church.

Skyline Prague

Next up Tbilisi, visited as recently as October 2014. The picture was taken up at the fort by the huge statue of Mother Georgia

Skyline Tbilisi

My next skyline features Lviv (or Lvov) in Western Ukraine, close to the Polish border. The beautiful small city was visited in 2011. This picture was taken from my hotel room.

IMG_7248

Something a little different next. Kotor in Montenegro is a picturesque walled city situated on Eastern Europe’s largest fjord that I arrived at from Albania in 2007. A yomp up to the fortifications high above the settlement rewarded me with this view.

Kotor

Just along the Dalmatian Coast lies Dubrovnik in Croatia. The Jewel of the Adriatic as Lord Byron put it, Dubrovnik certainly lives up to its glittering reputation. This photo was taken on the road out of the walled city as we left for the airport.

Note the large cruise ship – bedlam will have ensued once all the passengers had disembarked into the compact old town.

DSCN4932

Last up, in 2012 Bulgaria was one of my destinations during a Balkan Tour. I headed for Veliko Tarnovo and this picture is of the ancient fortified settlement of Tsaravets on its outskirts.

Tsaravets2

3 comments

  1. wonderful, travel us

    Like

  2. erifili kosta · · Reply

    i wish you the best for the Book…..viel Gluck!!!!!!!!!!

    Like

    1. Thank you Erifili – not long now.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: