“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Budapest” (Day 13(II))

April 30 (still)

~  Wurzburg

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[Back on the bus ISO our boat!]

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[There you go, climateers!]

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[Shhhhh, don’t tell her I put this in here.]

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[How fast can you convert 20C to F?]

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[What a great idea!  (I understand it has multiple exits for fast getaways.)]

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[This palace has the rather unassuming appellation of the Wurzburg Residence.]

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[It was heavily damaged during WWII and has been undergoing restoration ever since.  It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981.  Quite the digs.]

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[Franconia Fountain, in front]

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[Supervisor, also in front]

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[Court gardens ring the palace.]

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[This was a quick, go look quick after touring the inside.  I have a suspicion the trees don’t naturally grow this way?]

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[Through much research I was able to determine this is called a statue in the gardens.]

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[And now from the back.  I think I forgot to tell you . . . ]

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[NO PHOTOS ALLOWED INSIDE?  Why, when you can find all these on the internet which show the grand staircase and the world’s largest fresco.  Here are 6 samples . . . ]

Residenz Würzburg Kaisersaal _ Deckenbilder G.B.Tiepolo

Residenz Würzburg Kaisersaal _ Deckenbilder G.B.Tiepolo nach der Restaurierung 01/2009 Detailfotos mittleres Deckenfresko, Südliches und Nördliches Fresko sowie Bereiche im Kranzgesims

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[And now, back to my stuff.  It may be here that we tourists had options on how and when to get to the boat.  We opted to walk, through the city, hoping our guide’s directions would lead us ‘home.’]

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[I was hoping “Ober” would be a close, personal relative?]

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[I think we go this way?]

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[It’s the Wurzburg Cathedral.]

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[Aha, I think we’re getting close to the inner city . . . either that or, based on the local women’s attire, Minnetonka?]

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[Appears to be a significant sculpture in a prime location, but I couldn’t find out anything about it?]

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[Cathedral . . . ]

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[“The Mummy,” outside the Cathedral?]

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[Still walking . . . towards commerce it appears.]

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[Where were Helen and John?  Outdoor cafe!]

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[Definitely in a commercial area.]

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[St. Kilian’s Cathedral, a saint about whom I am not familiar.]

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[We are here . . . and we want to get to there?]

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[Mass transportation . . . whatta concept!]

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[But you better be quick jaywalking.]

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[What’s that?]

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[A quick jaywalk and . . . ]

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[It’s this!  Brunnen am Sternplatz, or fountain in the starry space with a nymph and a faun.]

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[That way?  Nope.]

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[Aha, a landmark.  We were to turn right at Kohler’s (are you listening, coach?)]

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[Pam said let’s go out on the bridge (left of Kohler’s) for photo ops.  That’s Old Main Bridge over the Main River with Fortress Marienberg on the hill.]

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[It was a Saturday afternoon – and Wurzburg was having a PAR-TAY.]

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[We were cautious not to get separated in the crowd because we were “feeling” our way to the boat.]

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[Coming off the bridge, toward downtown, but we want to go left when we cross.]

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[The bridge behind us, we think we’re going the right way.]

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[The bridge further in the distance with a nice day for just hanging out along the river.]

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[A “sign” from above?]

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[Oh, bigosh and bigolly, we’re on the boat.  Must have missed shots of our arrival?]

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[Water skiers, speed boats, wave riders, pontoons go left; everybody else right.]

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If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport.  ~  George Winters

Up Next: Wertheim . . . or Homecoming?

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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One Response to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Budapest” (Day 13(II))

  1. The Super says:

    What was I doing with the door open?

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