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Roni's Travel Landscapes by Roni on 22 March 2009 10:37am
 
Hi,

In this thread I would like to present some impressive locations I encountered on my journeys.

*** La Côte Bleue ***

It's the most intensive blue of water I have ever seen, with a downright fluffy consistency. Also intriguing is the fact that only the railway runs along the coast, cars have to take a detour though the mountains, we only encountered the occasional milkman on the road in the morning. The two villages Niolon and La Vesse are only directly connected by footpath with steep steps. And everything just opposite the second largest city of France, Marseille, bustling with life.

The gallery:
http://roni.fotopic.net/c1670252.html

The location:
http://maps.google.at/maps?ie=UTF8&;hl=de&ll=43.350648,5.279617&spn=0.141053,0.263672&z=12

Getting there:
Just a few minutes by train from Marseille (line to Miramas).

Greetings,
Roni
 
Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by peripatetically on 22 March 2009 12:36pm
 
Your photos are wonderful, but let's see more. SO far I can only find the sheep and the ones of La Cote Bleue. Please let us know when you post other photos!

Patty~

You sure were at the right spot at the right time when you captured the sheep grazing through the old fence! Very cute!
 
Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by Roni on 23 March 2009 7:33pm
 
Hi, Patty!

Thanks! :-)

That's because I just started it... ;-)

Greetings,
Roni
 
*** Mount Grimming *** by Roni on 23 March 2009 7:35pm
 
Hi,


*** Mount Grimming ***

The imposing mountain, part of Dachstein massive, at the crossroads between Enns Valley and the way into Salzkammergut was even once called "Mons Styriae altissimus" (although it is not). At its foot you can find its human-built equivalent, Trautenfels castle, and the huge ski-flying hill of Kulm near Bad Mitterndorf. Stainach-Irdning station is the junction for the Ennstal railway and the railway to Salzkammergut leading uphill past the impressive church of Pürgg.

The gallery:
http://roni.fotopic.net/c1671502.html

Getting there: At Stainach-Irdning stop InterCity trains from Salzburg and Graz and locals from Salzkammergut.

Greetings,
Roni
 
Re: *** Mount Grimming *** by peripatetically on 24 March 2009 12:12am
 
My God, Roni. Some of these should be framed. Gorgeous studies of this mountain. DOn't know how i missed that area when I was in Austria! Shame on me! lol.
 
Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by Roni on 24 March 2009 8:30pm
 
Hi,

Thanks a lot! :-)

Greetings,
Roni
 
Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by suzulu on 25 March 2009 6:01pm
 
Wow! Stunning photos!
 
*** Around Split *** by Roni on 27 March 2009 1:22pm
 
Hi,

*** Around Split ***

Mediterranean landscape around the port of Split, Dalmatia, the second largest city in Croatia. The city center is built into an old palace of Roman emperor Diocletian. The town also offers a great room service: old ladies are renting out their appartments inside the old city. Without any prior reservation it usually takes about 15 minutes to get from the train into a room inside a Roman palace! Be sure to check out some of the seafood, for example lignje na žaru - grilled whole calamari, while strolling through the city.

It was Michael's first proper station on "New Europe", I just wished they could have showed him staying at an old lady's appartment in the old city... ;-)

The gallery:
http://roni.fotopic.net/c1672941.html

Getting there:
In summer two night trains with auto transport and three daytime tilting trains Zagreb - Split daily. Sleeping car berths are quite cheap, although you might miss some of the great mountain landscape (but usually the night trains are quite delayed, so you will get it in the morning ;-)).

Greetings,
Roni
 
Re: *** Around Split *** by peripatetically on 27 March 2009 1:33pm
 
I've been to Split.

The biggest disappointment from Michael when he went to that region was his not traveling to Korcula, the boyhood island home of Marco Polo. Can you imagine not taking advantage of that for your viewers? It's a gorgeous island, as is all of that part of the world. It doesn't make sense to me.

Split was amazing simply for Diocletians Palace.

Getting to Split is easiest by flying directly to Dubrovnik's airport in the outskirts and then driving north along the coast. Stunning!
 
Re: Roni's Travel Landscapes by Roni on 27 March 2009 3:12pm
 
Hi,

Well, OK, but then he would have to visit every single island in Croatia... ;-)
For such a series you just have to select specific highlights.

Well, the EASIEST way would be flying directly to Split, but of course not the best! ;-D

Greetings,
Roni
 
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