By popular request here's a new call for snaps'
New rules for a new post of photos
1. all must be taken by you or for you, though you need not be in the picture
2. only one photo per post please
3. identify the place if not apparent and the year taken
4. any category is ok as long as it meets community standards.
Same prizes awarded of course.
I have got to get a life, it's 1:40 AM here and am still enjoying the "Surprise" that the Cards won the World Series. Your rules are great! Here's a photo. Have my Micheal Schumacher hat on in a great town, Colmar, France, where the sculpture of the Statue of Liberty is from. I would show you a picture, but I will keep it to one. Also, this is not far from where one one my "Hero's", Audie Murphy won the CMH. A neat area, and one I love to visit.
Yes, I did stay there. Here's the link to my post and photos of it (and the Zurich Marriott).
I don't know how long it has been a Ren, it used to be Hotel Schiller.
Saw the pictures and the post, nice work! I plan to stay at The Ren. on an upcoming trip. I hope you enjoyed Zurich as much as I did. The Zurich Marriott was most hospitable. Your room was much hight than mine and you had a great view. They wanted to upgrade me, but did not have a room available that had a bathtub. The stay was most memorable. Here's a view away from Zurich Sea. Likewise, here is a picture of a great place to dine, just up the hill from the hotel. Mesa is rated one of the finest rest. in Switzerland.
Great Pictures. It must be very special to have a home on this magnificent island in the Caribbean. I visited here on a Caribbean cruise on Silver Sea and was one of the highlight islands we visited. And being from Florida, the sunsets here are magnificent and you have captured a great one here.
Thanks Jasper. We have been very fortunate to have been in the 'right place' at the 'right time' to be able to snag these two properties.
If your cruise to St. Maarten was not a recent one, they now have built a huge dock area where they can dock 4 or 5 ships now. If it was a recent trip, they used to have to tender everyone from the ships (they dropped anchor in the small harbor area) to the Philipsburg beach dock and it used to take forever (they only had a couple of tenders) to unload all the ships on a busy day.
I remember one time a Royal Caribbean ship left St. Maarten and hit a reef. Tore enough out of the bottom of the boat that it began to sink. They turned around and beached it in Philipsburg. Quite a sight to see a big cruise ship beached on a small island. Stayed there for two months until they could 'float it' with huge balloons wrapped around the hull (not kidding) and towed it out to be repaired. The poor folks who were on the ship had to sleep in the parking lot at the airport as the island didn't have enough rooms to accomodate all those passengers. Royal C flew planes in to rescue everyone. What a nightmare for those poor folks on the cruise. It was not the cruise they had hoped for....
Best part is that we leave Monday to go there!
Have never rented it out. Never will (creepy to think someone is sleeping in my bed....the Goldilocks syndrome). Closed up like Fort Knox when we are not there. In St. Maarten, we have someone to do the grounds, but there are no issues with the interior of the house since there are Hurricane shutters that encase the exterior. It is not costly, as there are only utility bills (phone, water and electric...any gas is bottled) and they are less than $150/month. There are no property taxes (a one time fee is paid on sale price) and no governmental fees or other costs. House is a concrete structure. Very inexpensive. Biggest expense is insurance. Unfortunately, they are about 10 - 15 years behind us in tech and lifestyle issues. Average earnings for an 'islander' are about 16,000/yr.
We'll be back for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years (party time)!
Tef and SS,
You will like this, staying at one of my favorite Marriott properties, Cap d'al, France (Monte Carlo). This is a Maybach, looks like the way to ride! I had never seen one before, but in Europe you see quite a few. Have no idea how much they are, but this guy was staying at the hotel, and the garage was secure.
tef6178 broke the rules first, so I'm also posting two photos, both taken within walking distance of the Marriott property... Can anyone guess the (non-US) city? [Newhiltonmember wins - and quickly....]
That one is just a couple doors down from the Marriott property. Hint - it's a Courtyard... This one is on the other side of the water. (Ooooh, second hint, the property is in the "Harbor" district.)
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hey, hey, hey......I wasn't the first 'breaker' of the rules on this post, but since these are great pics, I'll accept the blame....but I don't know where it is these photos are. I'm looking forward to finding out....and I'm just glad I'm not looking out the window on the top floor of the angled building in the lower picture since it's in the harbor district. I'd probably be seasick on land!