Gorgeous picture from Florence, Italy
florence italy
This is another one of my prized photos I took in Italy.  The sky was amazing and the soft subtle tones gave this photo an A+ for me LOL.  There's also an ominous feel to it that is mysterious to me.  Florence is a gorgeous and very photogenic city.
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Marche de Passy in 16th arrondissment in Paris
marche de passy

This is a visit the the Marche de Passy located in the 16th arrondissment in Paris.  I was lucky that the hosts of the room I was renting extended their hospitality by taking me on a tour of the market by letting me tag along on their weekend shopping.  I had a fabulous time.  This link Marche de Passy  gives you a little more info and some more pictures of the market.  I absolutely loved it.
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This was one of my favorite photos I took in Venice
venice italy

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to snap this shot while walking along in Venice.  The lighting and colors were just perfect.  It was a kodak moment you could say.  I have many more photos of Venice, but wanted to share this one first as I just think it is a beautiful picture.
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Kids blowing bubbles in Grand Place Square in Brussels

This video was taken in Grand Place Square in Brussels. It is one of the prettiest town squares in Europe and all of the World.

Italian alps near Spiazzo Italy
italian alps near spiazzo italy

I stayed in a small town called Spiazzo with friends and this is a walk we took right behind their house. Spiazzo is a small town not far from Trento.  Absolutely gorgeous.

Spiazzo is a comune (municipality) in the province of Trento in the Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located about 30 km west of Trento. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,164 and an area of 70.6 km².[1]

Spiazzo borders the following municipalities: Ponte di Legno, Vermiglio, Giustino, Strembo, Saviore dell'Adamello, Caderzone, Massimeno, Daone, Bocenago, Pelugo and Montagne.

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Will the real Belgian waffle please stand up?
belgian waffles

Belgian waffles or as I discovered in Brussels that they are also called Brussels waffles. There's a reason why these are so famous!  They are delicious!

The Belgian waffles, or Brussels waffle, is prepared with a yeast-leavened batter. It is generally, but not always, lighter, thicker, and crispier and has larger pockets compared to other waffle varieties. In Belgium, it is served warm by street vendors, dusted with confectioner's sugar, and sometimes topped with whipped cream or chocolate spread. In America, it is served in the same ways the American waffle is served. Belgian waffles were introduced to America by restaurateur Maurice Vermersch, who sold his Brussels waffles under the name "Bel-Gem Waffles" at New York's 1964 World's Fair.

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Luzern, Switzerland
Luzern Switzerland
This is Luzern, Switzerland.  Out of all of the towns in Switzerland I really liked this one best.

Lucerne (German: De-Luzern.ogg Luzern ) is a city in Switzerland. It is the capital of the Canton of Lucerne and seat of the district with the same name. With a population of 57,890[1], Lucerne is the most populous city in Central Switzerland and a focal point of the region. The city's agglomeration consists of 17 municipalities in three cantons with an overall population of nearly 200,000[2].

Due to its location on the shore of Lake Lucerne (Vierwaldstättersee), within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne is traditionally considered first and foremost as a tourist destination. One of the city's famous landmarks is Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), a wooden bridge first built in the 14th century.

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Grimsel Pass in Switzerland
grimsel pass switzerland
This is Grimsel Pass in Switzerland

Grimsel Pass (German: Grimselpass) (el. 2165 m.) is a Swiss high mountain pass between the valley of the Rhone River in the canton of Valais and the Haslital (upper valley of the Aar river) in the canton of Bern.

It is located near the source of the Rhone at the Rhone Glacier. Also in the area is the Grimsel Test Site, used for research into underground radioactive waste disposal.

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Eiffel tower by night
the eiffel tower at night

What's a photos of Europe blog without at least one shot of the Eiffel Tower at night.  Always such a gorgeous site.

The Eiffel Tower (French: Tour Eiffel, /tuʀ ɛfɛl/) is an iron tower built during 1887-1889 on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris. The tower has become a global icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

Named after its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest building in Paris.[1] More than 200,000,000 people have visited the tower since its construction in 1889,[2] including 6,719,200 in 2006,[3] making it the most visited paid monument in the world.[4][5] Including the 24 m (79 ft) antenna, the structure is 324 m (1,063 ft) high (since 2000), which is equivalent to about 81 levels in a conventional building.

At the time of completion in 1889, it was the world's tallest tower — a title it retained until 1930 when New York City's Chrysler Building (319 m — 1,047 ft tall) was completed.[6] The tower is now the fifth-tallest structure in France and the tallest structure in Paris, with the second-tallest being the Tour Montparnasse (210 m, 689 ft). The Tour AXA will be taller still after renovation (225.11 m, 738.36 ft), but it is not actually within Paris, being in the nearby suburb of La Défense.

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The home of William Tell. Altdorf, Switzerland
Altdorf Switzerland
This is Altdorf, Switzerland where the famous story of William Tell took place.  William Tell, who originally hailed from Bürglen, was known as an expert marksman with the crossbow. At the time, the Habsburg emperors of Austria were seeking to dominate Uri. Hermann Gessler, the newly appointed Austrian Vogt of Altdorf, raised a pole in the village's central square, hanged his hat on top of it, and demanded that all the local townsfolk bow before the hat. But Tell passed by the hat without bowing to it, and he was arrested. He received the punishment of being forced to shoot an apple off the head of his son, Walter, or else both would be executed. Tell had been promised freedom if he successfully shot the apple.
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Street dancers in Brussels, Belgium
Not only will I feature the photos I have taken through out Europe, but also videos I have taken.
Dancers in brussels these guys were GREAT!!
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Altdorf Switzerland
Altdorf Switzerland

Almost in Altdorf, Switzerland
Drive from Switzerland to Italy
Italian Alps

This photo was taken on a drive from Switzerland to Aosta, Italy
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  • Just getting started! Photos of Europe.
    Hi and welcome to my "Photos of Europe" blog.  Over the years I have a collection of photos from my travels to Europe that I felt were going to waste if they weren't shared.  When I got in to blogging I thought some day I really have to put together a travel blog showing off my photos.  Time went on and I procrastinated until one day some people on Twitter nudged me a little to get it going.  So I came back to this blogspot page that I made a while back and bam here it is I've finally started it.  I will over time put photos up of all of my travels.
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