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Vienna

Here are the pictures of Vienna now successfully up loaded!

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View as we sailed along the Danube.

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St.Francis Church, Vienna

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Elaborate pulpit in St.Stephen’s Basilica, Vienna

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Altar piece at St.Stephen’s

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Adoration by the Magi in the side chapel, part of a huge triptych

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One way of travelling in Vienna

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Our boat and another Amadeus craft moored together

All Aboard

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Having crossed Belgium and Germany to Passau, and having stayed at the St.Pancras Hotel and in Wurtzburg, we are now aboard the Amadeus Symphony with this view from our cabin window.  The weather looks promising and the autumn colours are glorious.  Tomorrow we reach Vienna.

A New Adventure

We are embarking on a European adventure this time.  From St.Pancras we cross Belgium and Germany by train.  At Passau  on the Austrian border we board Amadeus Symphony for a river cruise down the Danube to the Black Sea.  We return the same way and finish up in Cologne for my birthday.  Watch this space!

We visited Stowmarket URC to see the embroidered quilts in the display Sew Spiritual.  The exhibition was in two parts.  Biblical Journeys and Epiphany.  My photos are of the journeys of Joseph and Elijah.

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Thames Barges at Maldon

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Celebrating Avril!

We returned Maldon to celebrate Avril the longstanding Reader who has recently retired and gone to live in Bridlington.  She had worked with seven vicars during her time at Maldon, David being the one before Stephen, who is now the incumbent.  It was a reunion for many who had been involved with her during her long time at the church.

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Worship & Flowers

David led worship and Communion Service at St.John’s URC Ipswich this morning.  Then we raced down the road to South Hanningfield for their Flower Festival.  It was titled The Roaring Twenties.  Can you recognise the flapper girls, Rennie Mackintosh, the Barber’s Shop Quartet and Tutankhamun, no prizes?

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