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Picture this, part deux

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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.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Re: Picture this, part deux
    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    SS,

     

    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.

     

     

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      Great one Jerry

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    newhiltonmembr Platinum 3 Reviews
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    Everyone knows this location... the Chapel Bridge in Luzern.

     

    Photo taken 26Sept2011.

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Excellent color values and composition NHM

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    • Re: Picture this, part deux
      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      New Hilton,

       

      Is that where there is a new Marriott property?

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    • Re: Picture this, part deux
      newhiltonmembr Platinum 3 Reviews
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      Thanks very much, Steppingstones!

       

      Jerry, there is a nice Renaissance in Luzern just a couple of blocks from the Chapel bridge (but no Marriott).

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      • Re: Picture this, part deux
        Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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        Love your photos and your posts!!!

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      • Re: Picture this, part deux
        jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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        Did you stay there?

         

        Have been there but no Marriott property there till recently.

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          newhiltonmembr Platinum 3 Reviews
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          Hi Jerry,

           

          Yes, I did stay there.  Here's the link to my post and photos of it (and the Zurich Marriott).

           

          http://www.marriottrewardsinsiders.marriott.com/thread/8317

           

          I don't know how long it has been a Ren, it used to be Hotel Schiller.

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          • Re: Picture this, part deux
            jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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            NewHilton,

             

            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.

             

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            Zurich, Switzerland
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    tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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    ProfChiara will remember this location in Avignon...

     

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    tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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    The Monte Carlo Casino...at night

     

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      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      Tef,

       

      Great picture!  Never saw the casino at night before.  Can you believe the quality of cars parked in front of the casino?  Tourists enjoy just getting there picture next to the expensive cars.

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      • Re: Picture this, part deux
        tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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        Jerry:

         

        Here's a couple of those 'junkers'....probably a million in American $$ parked here.

         

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          The white older Mercedes 320 with the pontoon fenders on the left and the Jag XJ are within reach of mere mortals but nice cars nonetheless.  Thanks for posting

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  • Re: Picture this, part deux
    tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Sunset, taken from our home in St. Maarten (the Caribbean):

     

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    Sunset, taken from our home in Florida:

     

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    We do like the water and sunsets.

     

    OK, I'm done. Sorry for hijacking your post SS.

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    • Re: Picture this, part deux
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      Tef with great photos like these hijack all you care to--these are stunning!

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      jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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      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.

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      • Re: Picture this, part deux
        tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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        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!

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          jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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          TEF

          Enjoy your trip...How long will you be there for? Do you find any problem with maintaining the house when you are not there and is it costly? Do you rent it out at all when you are not there?

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            tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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            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)!

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    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    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.

     

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Here's a hint Jerry the upgraded audio system adds 25K to the price.  So if you have to ask, as the saying goes.

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      tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Was this Maybach being used by this guy or did he have a driver? I think these Maybachs are usually used like limos the Trumpster has one he uses in NYC......and they are very N-I-C-E!!!

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        Two versions exist, one for the regular billionaires and another for the chauffeur version.

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  • Re: Picture this, part deux
    ssindc Platinum 42 Reviews
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    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....]

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    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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    Location Brand Hotel
    Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
    • Re: Picture this, part deux
      tef6178 Platinum 8 Reviews
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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!

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        ssindc Platinum 42 Reviews
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        yuck, yuck...  , indeed....

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        jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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        Tef,

         

        I broke the rules and will try not to do it again!  "Born Troublemaker"!

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    • Re: Picture this, part deux
      newhiltonmembr Platinum 3 Reviews
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      Looks like the Neuer Zollhof Building by Frank Gehry at the Medienhafen in Düsseldorf... do I win, do I win, do I win?????  LOL!

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    jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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    OK..I will not break the rules and will only post one picture so that I don't get in trouble with you again.

     

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                                                       MOSCOW

     

    When I was in Azerbaijan for three years, I visited Moscow a number of times. I always tried to go

    when the weather was not so cold. And always enjoyed my visites there!!!

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      newhiltonmembr Platinum 3 Reviews
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      Oh, Russia is so on my bucket list, jasper100!  Thanks for the great photo!

       

      Did you do it on your own or did you take a tour?  Hate tours but it may work for Russia.

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        jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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        I usually do my own tours since I travel so much. I also had business associates that lived in Moscow at the time with Price Waterhouse that helped make the visit even more pleasureable.

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      Очень хорошая фотография. Кремль - хорошее место, чтобы быть от

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        jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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        Translation please so I know whether I need to report abuse here????

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    jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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                                   Pictures taken in Lhasa, Tibet

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    • Re: Picture this, part deux
      newhiltonmembr Platinum 3 Reviews
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      Fantastic photos, Jasper100! 

       

      And, thanks for the info on Russia.

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      Hello Dali!

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