Sunday, September 11, 2011

some vacation impressions...

I got back from our vacation just over a week ago - and it did turn out to be sort of a nomadic vacation after all. We had planned to go to Croatia - which we did - but we only stayed there for about 4 days and then traveled on to Italy; where we spent one night at one campsite and a week at the next - and then traveled further south to visit friends. It was a wonderful vacation - in every possible way. Here are a few impressions...


Croatia - Adriatic Sea - the islands of Cres (from where the picture was taken) and Krk


Croatia - Cres


Croatia - the island Krk - Njivice


 Italy - beach in Tuscany


Italy - beach in Tuscany


Italy - Tuscany


Italy - Tuscany - view from a hilltop village, looking out on to the Mediterranean sea 


 Italy - Tuscany - the village of Bolgheri


 Italy - Tuscany - the church in Bolgheri


 Italy - Lazio - the town of Tarquinia on the hilltop


Italy - Lazio - Tarquinia


Tarquinia - a gallery showing the work of Marco Ferri - absolutely poetic!

19 comments:

Inge said...

Schön, dass du wieder zurück bist. Danke, dass du uns nach Kroatien und Italien mitgenommen hast. Ich liebe es Bilder von Reisen anzusehen:-) Das macht Lust auf mehr/Meer:-) Liebe Grüße und eine gute Woche, Inge

Silke said...

Oh, wow! That looks so amazing. Da gibst du mir richtig Fernweh!! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Do you speak Italian? It seems to me that you would... Welcome back!! Hugs, Silke

Hopemore Studio said...

Such beauty in these countries that only age can accomplish. Thank you for sharing your pictures! Missed your posts but so glad you had a great vacation.

~Angie

lilylovekin said...

I've missed you. But it looks as if you were out and about having a wonderful time. I wish we could take our trailer to such beautiful spots as the places you visited. Thank you for the lovely tour.

Luthien said...

wow!! OH WOW!! what a lovely vacation!! and the places you visited look like they're off the beaten path ... which is where i'll go too if i go to places :)just beautiful! i am sure you are renewed and inspired :) or do you need a vacation from this vacation ;P

Beverly Herman said...

Such beautiful pictures. I love seeing where you have been. Thanks for sharing and you know what? I missed you and your blog while you gone.

Palimpa Lim said...

So schöne Fotos, liebe Renate!!! Die Ausstellung hätte ich gerne gesehen.

mairedodd said...

beautiful photos... so tranquil... i really am enamored of the gallery... you found no strays? i would think they could sniff you out anywhere! :0)

Wanda..... said...

Your photos of Italy were beautiful, especially the sunset on the beach in Tuscany.

Judy said...

It looks all so wonderful Renate, I am so glad you had a wonderful time. Someday I hope to visit Italy, it is on my bucket list.

Barry said...

S- thanks for sharing - seems like a gentle journey. Love the sunset silhouettes on the beach in Tuscany and subdued tones of Marco Ferri's work in the Tarquinia gallery. May you continue to rejoice in the memories. B

Barbara Lewis said...

Wow! Beautiful photos ... I want to go! You guys take the best vacations! I love the work of Marco Ferri ... I'm off to google him ...

Gaby Bee said...

In Italien war ich auch schon lange nicht mehr. Deine Fotos sind sooo schön Renate, da kriegt man direkt Lust auf Urlaub ... und was gibt es schöneres als ein Sonnenuntergang am Strand ... einfach traumhaft...

sharon said...

Your entire vacation looks poetic Renate! Absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking!

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Renate! LOVE coming by and seeing these lovely pictures of Italy, makes me drool. They are so beautiful, looks like a lovely trip. Take care, Riki

steufel said...

Oh Renate, wundervolle Impressionen. Da kriege ich ein solches Fernweh. Die Toskana ist einfach ein Traum.

Laura A. said...

What a tremendous vacation you have had Renate. You probably don't need the pics to remind you of it, but they surely are a beautiful souvenir. And you do take the most lovely pics! Hope all is well with you.

Cindy said...

Welcome back, Renate! We've missed you. My what an incredible vacation you were on....you were truly in another world. Your pictures are so dreamy and breath taking. I especially love the old church. Thank you for taking us along on your adventure!

alteredbits said...

what gorgeous, gorgeous photos! i want to go on holiday with you next time -- you certainly know how to have a wonderful adventure! :)