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Allegro on the Elbe – 7 Bad Schandau and Swiss Saxony

 

 

From Dresden, we disembarked after breakfast at the spa town of Bad Schandau. There we mounted our respective coaches and drove to the  Bastei; the name given to a strange formation of cone-shaped sandstone rocks. Four hundred feet or so above the river, a lookout, which is perched upon the top of one of them, affords wonderful views of the surrounding country.

We returned to Bad Schandau in the motorcoaches and embarked on the “Allgro” for the last time and  enjoyed a leisurely sail back to Dresden.

Click on the pictures for detail:

Path up to the lookout

Path up to the lookout

Lookout

Lookout

Views from the vantage point . . . . .

Views from the vantage point . . . . .

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Kim, me and Florence

Kim, me and Florence (Picture taken by Chi, Florence’s husband)

Odd formations of sandstone . . . .

Odd formations of sandstone . . . .

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She-devils in the gift shop

Odd formations of She-devils in the gift shop

Fast-food offerings . . .

Fast-food offerings . . .

Leisurely glide back to Dresden . . . .

Leisurely glide back to Dresden . . . .

Views from the river level . . . . . .

Views from the river level . . . . . .

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enlarge this picture and look at the top of the far-left-hand sandstone tower and you will see the lookout where we were standing earlier!

Enlarge this picture and look at the top of the far-left-hand sandstone tower and you will see the lookout where we were standing earlier!

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Serenity after the dramatic .. . . .

Serenity after the dramatic .. . . .

Back out of the mountain region . . . .

Back out of the mountain region . . . .

Last view from the Elbe

Last view from the Elbe

Farewell Elbe!

Farewell Elbe . . . . .

 . . . .  we're leaving for the winter!

. . . . we’re leaving for the winter!

THE END

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2 Responses

  1. Dave would have enjoyed this trip! Photos make me envious.
    Amy

    • Dear Amy, marvelous to hear from you! You are right, David would have loved the Elbe trip, so, in fact would have Ethel. Travelling is not the same without either of them but they would understand that we survivors must take advantage of every minute left to us. Love, Ben

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