First I must begin with a rainbow that we saw as we were dining yesterday. and a castle ruin that we passed around 6 am and some river otters swam along the edge – and of course I wasn’t quick enough to catch the photo as it dove in from the bank. workers in the vineyards –
some art work under the bridges and we sail into town and palaces on the hill
we then took a bus ride to Wurzburg Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces. Unfortunately, it was bombed during WWII, but though a number of the roof sections were destroyed and burned, the large ceiling was in tact and the fresco remains. A number of the other rooms have been restored. Unfortunately for me, you are not allowed to take any photographs inside, so all I can show here are some outside images of the building and the wonderful gardens.
and the gate as we enter the gardens.. views from the side and back gardens.. along side the trunks of these trees are these lovely statues.. and the back gardens and a couple of items from the roof –
And then a walk into town and a walk to the cathedral
inside the cathedral
and two side alters outside the door to the cathedral looking towards the street to the river – a cycling group makes their way passed us. And a short distance around the corner – another church. and another and I will stop there as I thought our guide said there were 40 churches (but I could be wrong).
But a street over, they were having a wine festival until June 5. and a nice walk back to the ship –
To celebrate our trip – we had our own wine party. Lloyd and all the ladies.
To end today’s post, here are a couple of the wonderful dining staff – Angel and Jose took good care of us this trip and kept us laughing. And last but surely not least – Mary Ann, the Head Chef. She is the reason we all gained weight. Such good food.
Just Bamberg, Germany and then we will be leaving the ship. It is so peaceful sailing the river – with birds chirping and the sounds of the water softly lapping on the shore.I don’t want to go….