Europe Travel Gallery

I traveled to Europe as a teen and shot six rolls of film. Without doubt, this trip changed my life and set me on the course that eventually led to Molly and the Magic Suitcase. Despite a complete lack of knowledge of photography, there are some pretty good shots here and I’m thrilled to share.

All photos are thumbnailed. Please click to see the full image.

Nymphenburg Palace, Germany. This is a partial exterior. The palace was too big to fit without walking much further away.
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Partial of a fresco inside the Nymphenburg Palace. I wanted to get the gilded (?) molding as well.
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Salzburg is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There is an annual festival in his honor.
A Teen Goes to Europe - Origins of Molly and the Magic Suitcase
The interior of the Salzburger Dom. It’s a bit blurry, probably due to a lower speed film.
A Teen Goes to Europe - Origins of Molly and the Magic Suitcase
Panoramic stitch of Salzburg, Austria. Photo taken from the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Teen in Europe - Origins of Molly and the Magic Suitcase
Goldenes Dachl or Golden Roof of Innsbruck, Austria. The roof tiles aren’t actually gold, but fire-gilded copper.
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Inside the Hofkirche: Some of the statues surrounding the Tomb of Maximilian. My camera didn’t do too well in here.
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Venice, Italy, Piazza San Marco from the canal.
Murano Island glass blowing
Later in the trip, a Venetian glass “factory.” I managed to keep a vase safe in my suitcase for the remainder of the trip.
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Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square): the Clock Tower with the statues and bell at the very top. The arches to the right are part of St. Mark’s Basilica.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Bridge of Sighs. This is the photo everyone takes in Venice, they just don’t normally take it off center and a bit crooked.
I waited a long time for people to clear out of this shot. It’s intended subject is the row of gondolas, but I caught the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in the background.
Duomo di Siena, Siena, Italy.
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The Palazzo Pubblico, the dominant feature of the Piazza del Campo in Siena.
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The view from the cafe where we ate lunch: Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy.
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The “aura” effect is present here again. Interior of the Colosseum as it was in 1990.
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Temple of Castor and Pollux, Rome. I have only a vague memory of taking this photo.
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Southeast end of the Circus Maximus.
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A stitch of two photos I took produces this panorama of the Imperial Palace. You’re looking at the Palatine Hill, immediately adjacent to the Forum (on the other side of the hill). In the foreground is part of the Circus Maximus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel in Rome, Italy; The Arch of Constantine
The Arch of Constantine in spring. The Colosseum is partially visible to its right. The blossoms definitely add something.
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.
Street view of Mt. Vesuvius from the ruins of Pompeii, Italy.
Artifact storage area, Pompeii. Plaster cast of a victim.
Restored garden, Pompeii.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Badly-engineered tower, Pisa, Italy, on a rainy day.
The village of Èze, France. They say it’s a two-hour climb.
Out of sequence now, this photo is of the Austrian Alps and it is a favorite, taken from the Hohensalzburg Fortress.
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The Grand Canal and me as a teen. The moment you weren’t waiting for.