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Gmans Vacation pictures
« on: January 19, 2006, 01:02:20 PM »
I wanted to share Gmans X-mas vacation pictures with you all , thanks Gman for letting me post them  :-*
The pictures turned out fantastic ...........
Anyone recognize any of these locations ??

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These are some of the pictures I took of TAR locations in Vienna and
Budapest.


Vienna Christmas Market



Sewer Entrance


Sewer Entrance Closed


Strauss Statue Stadt Park


Fiaker Closed in Winter

Schoenbrunn Place Snowing

Mozart's Figerohaus

Donauturn across the Danube

Bungee Platform

Budapest Parliament

Budapest Catacomb Entrance

Gundel Restaurant Roadblock

Fisherman's Bastion Pit Stop


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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006, 04:25:23 PM »
Wow, those are GREAT pictures!!!  It's great to put a face with a name G-man ;D

Question:  Is that the restaurant where they had to eat the spicy soup and then the pit stop where Victoria cracked and broke down after Jerkathon shoved her and berated her???

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2006, 07:40:57 PM »
More pictures thanks to Gman  :hearts:


Our Ship-RiverAdagio



Typical Evening Meal 


Nurnberg Christmas Market


Nurnberg Handicrafts


Nurnberg Kids



Nurnberg Lebkuchen

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2006, 08:40:39 PM »
Thanks for sharing the photos.  What did you like best about Budapest?
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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2006, 11:21:28 AM »
Wow, those are GREAT pictures!!!  It's great to put a face with a name G-man ;D

Question:  Is that the restaurant where they had to eat the spicy soup and then the pit stop where Victoria cracked and broke down after Jerkathon shoved her and berated her???

Yes, that's the place the teams had to slurp up the very hot Halaszle soup but Gundel Etterem (restaurant) is also famous for its flambeed pancakes (Zander Gundel-style)


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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2006, 11:30:46 AM »
Wow, those are GREAT pictures!!!  It's great to put a face with a name G-man ;D

Question:  Is that the restaurant where they had to eat the spicy soup and then the pit stop where Victoria cracked and broke down after Jerkathon shoved her and berated her???

Yes, that's the place the teams had to slurp up the very hot Halaszle soup but Gundel Etterem (restaurant) is also famous for its flambeed pancakes (Zander Gundel-style)

Is the pit stop also the place where Jerkathon dumped his backpack and Victoria picked it up, crying all the way and he pushing her, yelling (as usual) at her and pushing her??  That was awful.   :knuckles:

Gman, you take incredible pictures!!! ;D

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2006, 12:08:52 PM »

Is the pit stop also the place where Jerkathon dumped his backpack and Victoria picked it up, crying all the way and he pushing her, yelling (as usual) at her and pushing her??  That was awful.   :knuckles:

I think that happened at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2006, 01:42:53 PM »
More pictures thanks to Gman ..simply breath taking ........ :js:

psst Gman can you sneak me into your luggage next time ?  :waves:

Aschach Austria

Austria Snowscape

Salzburg Austria

Salzburg Fortress

Salzburg Christmas Market

Melk Benedictine Abbey

Durnstein Austria

Vienna Woods

Vienna Christmas Market.

Vienna Good Stuff to Eat

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2006, 05:56:19 PM »
 :jumpy:   wow!!! thank you so much for sharing. i'd so love to visit anywhere some day.
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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2006, 07:37:13 PM »
That's so cool, gman. You get to go through the TAR adventures.


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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2006, 10:39:14 AM »
Thanks for sharing the photos.  What did you like best about Budapest?

Budapest has changed enormously since I was there first in 1984 - then it was a drab, state-controlled, communist satellite; but today with freedom it has become a lively, colorful Westernized city.  The Buda side is the older and more historical. Castle Hill dominates the scenery overlooking the Danube River. The Royal Palace is noteworthy since it has been built on top of foundations that go back to the 15th Century and they recently have been excavating older Roman ruins which come from some of the first settlements in this area.  Here also is the good Hungarian National Gallery with an excellent collection of medieval art.  Further along is Old Town with the magnicifent Matyas Church, more Roman ruins, the Labyrinth which runs for a long way underneath the old city and it is here that the Fast Forward took place with the drinking of the goblet of blood.  Nearby also is the Fishermen's Bastion the final pit stop in Budapest.  Here Tara and her daddy got Philmanated (they made the really bad choice of trying to paddle across the Danube which is a very swift river at this point.)  The Pest side is more noted for shopping, hotels, more shopping, restaurants (include Gundel).  People here like the Parisians love to eat outdoors (but not in winter unfortuneately!) so there is one cafe/restaurant after another along the river.  Hungarian food is great - if you like it HOT, spicey that is - but you can not beat their Gourlash; they just love their sauces mostly made with paprika and mushrooms.  Pest also is known for the area around Varosliget which is a large city park with zoo, amusement area much like Six Flags, and a remarkable castle Vajdahunnyad Castle which is actually built in many different architectural styles.  Heroes' Square is also nearby (as is Gundel Restaurant)  Budapest has just about anything you might be looking for including an excellent Opera and Symphony Orchestra. And for you younger types, discos and night clubs of every shape and size are plentiful.  As I said the Hungarians have thrown off their shackles of the past with abandonment!!!

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2006, 12:09:48 PM »
First of all Gman, I want to say your photos are incredible.  You must be a photographer and if not, you should go into doing that.  Have you submitted your pics into photo contests?  I love them!!!!   ;D

You say you went to Budapest in 1984 and then just recently.  Is there a reason you go back there...you know, do you have friends or family there or do you like their culture? 

I'd love to travel, but there are so many places I'd love to visit that it would be hard to pick which I would go secondly.  My first choice is Sweden.  My grandfather and his family had come here when he was a boy and I would like to go back there and do research on my family.  I like to do genealogy and have tracked down much about family but there is alot more to do.  It gets so overwhelming after awhile and I need to take a break which I'm doing now.  ;D

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2006, 03:20:56 PM »
   ;D

You say you went to Budapest in 1984 and then just recently.  Is there a reason you go back there...you know, do you have friends or family there or do you like their culture? 



I went to Budapest first on assignment while I was in the Foreign Service.  The return this year was because we were on a river cruise from Nurnberg to Vienna to Bratislava to Budapest and then back to Vienna.  Nevertheless, any return to Budapest is welcome; it is today a fascinating city to visit.

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2006, 06:27:22 PM »
a few more pictures .........
Gman these pictures are surreal  ...its' almost as if time were frozen still

( nice sausage   ;) )

Regensburg on the Danube


Regensburg Christmas Market


Regensburg Christmas Market



Castle on Danube




Valhalla on the  Danube


Fortress above Passau



Passau Christmas Market


Passau Mulled Wine


Passau Bratwurst Sausage


Passau Kid Sausage


Passau Kid and Pretzel


Vienna at Night


Budapest Chain Bridge


Budapest Churches.
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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2006, 11:09:16 PM »
OMG Gman, these are gorgeous pictures.  It makes me want to go there now someday. ;D

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2006, 02:51:41 PM »
Welcome back GMan!!   :jumpy:

I love your pix too.  Why is it that you look exactly like I imagined you?

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2006, 03:21:39 PM »
more photos from Gman !!
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Here is the first batch of pix from last June's trip to Moscow

Moscow River and Kremlin.


Red Brick Kremlin Walls


Kremlin and Cathedral of the Assumption


Cathedrals of the Assumption and Annuncation.



Kremlin and Largest Canon made.


Red Square - North View


Lenin's Tomb


Red Square - South View


St. Basil's Cathedral


GUM Department Store


Interior Passage GUM Department Store


Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer



Moscow River and Ukrania Hotel


Moscow University


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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2006, 09:55:11 PM »
.........Love the Peter the Great pics!!

Novodevichiy Convent


Church of the Transfiguration


Moscow River Stature of Peter the Great


Peter the Great Statue




World War Two Memorial.


Diorama Battle of Stalingrad


Triumphal Arch Napoleon's Defeat 


Victory Park Metro Station World's Deepest


Moscow Subway Train



Moscow Subway Station.


The Familiar Golden Arches!!.


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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2006, 08:41:11 AM »
Gman, all I have to say is how next time my hubby and I take a vacation, you tag along as our photographer?  :lol:     You are an incredible photographer.  Is it just a good eye and camera or just the camera?  The pictures are so clear!  Makes me think my dinky 5 pixel digital camera may not be the best :giggle:

Anyhow, thanks for sharing your awesome pics with us ;D

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2006, 10:06:37 AM »
Gman,   Is it just a good eye and camera or just the camera?  The pictures are so clear!  Makes me think my dinky 5 pixel digital camera may not be the best :giggle:

Anyhow, thanks for sharing your awesome pics with us ;D

I think it is both having a good eye for what is photogenic and having a good camera.  I still use old fashioned film (but the pressure is on to convert to digital) in two cameras: a Nikon N80 with a f3.5 28mm to 300mm zoom lense and a Nikon F70 with a f2 18mm to 105mm zoom lens. But the key for any photographer no matter what kind of camera is the lens; the sharper (usually meaning the more costly) the lens the better your pictures will turn out.  The other key to success is keeping your camera steady when taking a picture.  I note that most people with digital cameras (especially the smaller and less expensive ones) hold the camera at arms length and try to compose the picture by viewing the LED screen.  This results in a very unsteady camera; the less steady a camera is held the less clear the picture.  If you have a viewfinder whether or not it is SLR (like my Nikons) by holding the camera firmly against your forehead and keeping your elbows close it to the body (this forms a type of tripod) you will have a much sharper result.  When using any long focal length lens (like my 300mm telephoto) always try to use either a tripod or monopod or brace yourself against a pole, wall or some other steady support. I hope this helps.

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Re: Gmans Vacation pictures
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2006, 08:46:07 PM »
Thanks Gman for all your tips and input.  I know that I just need to practice with this camera I have to get the best possible picture.  But I still stand by what I said...You are a good photographer ;D


 

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