Donald Lee Ravey - 22 July 1929 - 22 August 2014
September/October 1990
Oktoberfest in Munich (Germany), Innsbruck (Austria), Venice (Italy)
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OKTOBERFEST in München (Munich), Bayern (Bavaria), Deutschland (Germany)
Oktoberfest in Munich, in the state of Bavaria in southern Germany - temporary structures are erected in a huge city park by each brewery in the district Munich Munich Munich
Elaborately costumed horses draw beer wagons through the crowds Munich Me, in front of one of the beer wagons Munich
Each brewery has a different style and atmosphere, indoor or outdoor, typically with large tables, where anyone is welcome to sit ... and lots of beer and food! Munich Munich Munich
Inside some of the many "beer tents"
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Munich Munich
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bavaria, Germany
The medieval walled town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber overlooks the Tauber river Rothenburg Rothenburg Rothenburg
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
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Innsbruck, Austria
Austrian Schillings (now replaced by the Euro) Austrian Schillings
The town of Innsbruck lies at the base of the Austrian Alps, spanning the Inn river (the name literally means the Inn Bridge) Austria Innsbruck, Austria Austria
It is a town of old, narrow streets, filled with history Innsbruck, Austria This building is known as the Wedding Cake House for obvious reasons Innsbruck, Austria
The Hotel Goldener Adler has hosted royalty and famous people for hundreds of years Austria On this plaque are names and dates from 1548 to 1987, including the King of Tunis, King Ludwig of Bavaria, Nicolo Paganini, Jean Paul Sartre, U.S. Astronaut and Senator John Glenn, just to drop a few names Innsbruck, Austria
As the sign says, the "New Home" was built in 1420 Austria I am always fascinated by the food displays in the markets Innsbruck, Austria
In the Stubai Valley, Austria
Hotel Milderer Hof, the inn where I stayed in Neustift Austria This is probably the most serene and beautiful area I've ever seen. Looking down the Stubai Valley of Austria, toward the town of Neustift. This is one valley over from where the Von Trapps of Sound of Music fame actually lived. (Yep, that's my cap hanging on the sign!) Neustift, Austria
Returning to Neustift from the mountain top (that's my foot!) Stubai Valley, Austria
Venice, Italy
St. Mark's Square, Venice - the Doge's Palace and the Campanile tower behind me, St. Mark's is famous for its people and pigeons, as you can see Venice ... Did I say pigeons? Venice
I climbed up the Campanile tower and saw Venice from that spectacular viewpoint Venice Venice Venice
Riding in a gondola on the canals of Venice is truly unique!
The Rialto Bridge, at right, was built in 1590
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St. Mark's Basilica is awesome, outside and inside Venice Venice Venice
The island of Murano is Venice's glass blowing center Venice Venice