Thursday, September 3, 2009

Off To The Volga

We understand that we may not be able to get on the net during our Volga River Trip. It5 may be a bit before we are in contact asgain.

Lost in Moscow

Red Square at night

Being lost in Moscow is like being lost in Oslo, except Moscow is a helluva lot bigger, there are a helluva lot more people and a helluva lot fewer of them speak English. Then there are the street signs written with cyrillic characters.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In Stockholmn, the complete remains of the great ship Vasa, whose career lasted for 6 hours in 1628. It tipped over and sank on its maiden voyage. Something may have been wrong.

For us, it's on to Moscow.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

More of Stockholm

Never did find out what this building is, but it didn't know us either.

We found depictions of St. George to be abundant in Stockholm. Nobody told us how or why George and his favorite dragon made their way over from England, but who are we to argue with a fait accomplis.

Stockholm Arrival

Very different from Oslo!
It's a complicated city. We think we can master it in a week or so. We leave in three days.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Oslo, without getting lost.

Maritime museum

A castle unlike any we have seen in Sarasota.

We were typical tourists on our last day in Oslo. Visited a couple of museums and a castle, rode the trolley and a ferry and tried to look like true Norwegians. We are sure we convinced many of our obvious Scandinavian heritage. On to Stockholm by train tomorrow.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lost in Oslo

Back in Oslo. One of the dog food manufacturers is obviously proclaiming the benefit of using its brand.
An advantage of getting lost is that it provides an opportunity to see parts of the city not ordinarily seen by mere tourists.