VANTAGE RHINE RIVER CRUISE part23 Fall 2016

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The most popular tourist attraction in Boppard is the Bodobrica Fortification, an  old Roman fort built in 360 A.D.  In its day, it had 28 towers and served as a commercial center as well as serving as a fort.  It measures 308 x 154 meters; the walls are 3 meters thick and 9 meters high.  It is the best preserved Roman artifact north of the Alps.

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This is our travel group.  Oops! Jeffrey is not here.  He may have been ill that day.  A couple of kids were photographing the fort, so we asked them to take our picture, and they obliged.  I’m glad they did not run off with m camera, but they seemed to be pretty good guys.

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I took a photo of this phone booth because they are an endangered species in this country.

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I cannot resist photographing swans.  They take such elegant poses.  Well, it’s time to get back on the ship.

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Another castle under restoration.  Somebody’s dropping a few euros on this job!

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I like the way the color of the vineyard compliments the color of the building.

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A few more scenes as the ship floats downstream.

Our next post will be in the of Trier, the oldest city in Germany.

 

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