VANTAGE RHINE RIVER CRUISE, Part 31, Fall, 2016

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After leaving Reichsburg Castle, Debbie waits for me at the end of this alley, and wonders what took me so long.

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Debbie’s granddaughter’s name in Emily, so this was a “must have” photo.

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More statues and fountains.

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Remember the grill the lady cooked our lunch on a couple of days ago?  Well, this is the smaller home style version of that grill.

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Streets in Cochem are quite narrow.

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Back on the ship, we admire the passing scenery with vineyards in the background.

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That afternoon the crew prepared some hors’ d’oeuvres (and, yes, I had to look up the spelling in the dictionary), and wine.

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These guys provided the entertainment for the evening.  Reminded me of the Kingston Trio.

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O.K., this was weird.  This is not a real person – it is a mannequin to attract attention to the spa housed in this building.

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People getting ready to begin the season of the Christmas Market.

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A bust of Mary atop a building.

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This statue/fountain is a little different from most in that it depicts a woman rowing the boat.  Women very rarely rowed boats in those days.

On our next stop, we’ll see St. Castors Cathedral, the oldest church in Koblenz and see the confluence of the Moselle and the Rhine Rivers.

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