Travel through Europe: 10 photos that may surprise you

I’ve just returned from a couple of weeks travelling by train from Italy to the UK and in the next few weeks will share some of my experiences on here. For now, I present 10 photos that surprised me or made me smile during our travel through Europe:

Italians celebrating

In Rimini around half hour after Italy had beaten Germany to reach the final of Euro 2012

Venice Gondolier

Take a ride on a Venetian traghetto for only €0.50 - the gondola experience without the price tag

Juliet's house Verona

Where else will people push their kids forward to pose holding a woman's breast? Juliet's House in Verona

Innsbruck Bergisel

Standing at the top of the ski jump in Innsbruck we watched a few young lads in action

Euro Graffiti

Found in Innsbruck - important market intelligence from Asian visitors

Looking at nothing

At Seegrubbe looking out over Innsbruck - or not

Rheinpark Stadion Vaduz

Theatre of Dreams, Liechtenstein style. A sneak peek at the Rheinpark national stadium in Vaduz

Mobile cinema in Switzerland

We had seen a mobile cinema in the Western Isles of Scotland. The Swiss version in St Gallen is smaller and shows slightly different films

Second hand Food and Drink

Second hand food and drink on offer in Luxembourg

Street urinals in Brussels

Not an alien invasion, but a potty state of affairs in Brussels

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9 Responses to “Travel through Europe: 10 photos that may surprise you”

  1. Nice photo tour Andy! How did you manage to get such a cheap gondola ride?
    p.s. Times in Italy pre-Euro final must’ve been crazy fun! :)

    July 14, 2012 at 8:42 pm
    • Thanks Abhi – the targhetti are a little known but easy way to cross the Grand Canal. They run pretty much non-stop and cost only €0.50 a head.
      As for the footy, yes it was crazy on that night. We were in Venice for the final and sadly missed out on the party as they lost, but it was still good to sense the excitement during the build-up. Who knows, one of these days we might see it here in England as well :)

      July 15, 2012 at 9:52 am
  2. Great pics Andy, specially that mobile cinema ;) . Feeling jealous of you as you enjoyed the moment of Euro cup with Italians, must be a great experience.

    July 17, 2012 at 10:19 am
  3. The made me smile. My first thought was that the gondolier was an older cousin, but when you say it is a targhetti, I do vaguely remember reading about them a long, long time ago.
    The urinals in your last photo are used at the many free festivals they have in Brussels. Was there one at Grand Place before or after your visit? That would explain why there are so many of them.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    • There were a lot of those loos around Brussels, although they seemed to be lying in disuse (maybe they always look like that?) In any case, the only festival that would have been taking place would have been a Rain Party – it was a grim couple of days there. Hopefully the summer will arrive for all of us shortly :)

      July 18, 2012 at 4:02 pm
  4. nice photos, I like the graffiti and ski jump its extremely cool.

    July 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm
  5. Nice, you now, I’m heading to Europe pretty soon. I’ll be expecting to see some of these! :) Maybe not the skijump, but the others! :)

    August 4, 2012 at 7:17 pm
  6. Ele #

    Second hand food and drink? O_O

    August 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm
  7. Love the pictures, I wonder what “second hand” food and drink tastes like!

    October 19, 2012 at 8:55 am