Marina Broers Photography: Blog http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Marina Broers Photography (Marina Broers Photography) Fri, 22 May 2015 19:55:00 GMT Fri, 22 May 2015 19:55:00 GMT http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u735422271-o266315664-50.jpg Marina Broers Photography: Blog http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog 120 93 Chihuahua http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/chihuahua Hi everyone,

A long time ago, a good friend of mine bought a Chihuahua puppy, Pixi. I saw the little dog grow up and it was always a pleasure to have that sweet animal around when I visited her or when she came to our house. It was such a beautiful little dog and so friendly.

PixiPixi

PixiPixi

A few years later the decision was made to breed with Pixi. And so it happened.

 

the 3 puppies

We were all looking forward to the puppies but then disaster came down on us as thunder on a blue sky. We lost dear Pixi while she was giving birth to her puppies. My friend and I were both with her when we lost her.

I loved that dog dearly and wanted to pay tribute to her by posting these images.

Pixi, we will never forget you.

Luckily, we were able to find a solution for the puppies.

 

After several weeks, when the puppies were strong enough, my friend's son brought one of the puppies to his home where 'Tommeke'  became a well loved member of the familly.

Tommeke, one of Pixi's puppies.

 

Around that same time, my friend decided that she wanted a new Chihuahua and when I got her phone call, I was surprised and happy because I knew it would help her. When I saw Rosie for the very first time, she was such a small bundle of joy.

Rosie Rosie

 

Rosie and Tommeke are so cute when they can play together ...

Tommeke and Rosie

Tommeke and Rosie

Tommeke and Rosie became strong chihuahua's and we hope to have them with us for a long time.

You will find more photos of the 3 Chihuahua's in the gallery section of the site.

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Thanks for visiting and until next time.

 

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(Marina Broers Photography) Chihuahua http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/chihuahua Fri, 22 May 2015 19:40:33 GMT
Lech http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/hi-everyone-hallo-iedereen-short-entry

 Here are a few pictures from Lech, Austria - a charming little town.

 
A charming town.
 
 

Thanks for visiting,
 
Marina
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(Marina Broers Photography) Austria Landscape Lech travelphoto http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/hi-everyone-hallo-iedereen-short-entry Sun, 19 Apr 2015 12:12:00 GMT
Oetztal http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/oetztal Hi Everyone,

These are photos from Oetztal, a beautiful German town.
 

 

Thanks for visiting. Until next time,


 Marina

 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Bridge Germany Landscape Mountains Nature Oetztal River http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/oetztal Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:49:00 GMT
The Saar and the Neckar, Locks, part 2 http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/the-saar-and-neckar-locks-part-2 Hi Everyone,

These are 2 locks on the River Saar.
 

Not much room left on either side of the ship. Not much room left on either side of the ship.
 



Another lock on the river Saar
 


 

 So far the 2 posts about locks. Different then the usual landscape photography but I hope it was interesting.
 Thanks for visiting. Until next time,


 Marina
 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Cruise Landscape Locks Neckar Saar Ship sluizen http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/the-saar-and-neckar-locks-part-2 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:20:00 GMT
The Saar and the Neckar : Locks part 1 http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/the-saar-and-neckar-locks-part-1 Hi Everyone,
Hallo Iedereen,

 While traveling, I like to shoot different topics. those enormous locks from the river Saar or the river Neckar for example. It takes a while for a ship to cross them, so it gave me enough time to shoot a few pics.


This is a lock on the River Neckar.



 

 

To be continued in part 2

Thanks for visiting. Until next time,

Marina
 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Locks Neckar River Rivier Saar sluizen http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/the-saar-and-neckar-locks-part-1 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:05:00 GMT
Lermoos, part 4, landscape http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/lermoos-part-4-landscape
A few more images to conclude this Lermoos photo series.


Eibsee Eibsee Beautiful nature along the Eibsee Eibsee Beautiful nature along the Eibsee

 

 
Thanks for visiting. Until next time,

Marina
 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Castle Landscape Landschap Lermoos Mountains Neuschwanstein foto kasteel kastelen http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/lermoos-part-4-landscape Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:57:00 GMT
Lermoos, part 3, Neuschwanstein http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/lermoos-part-3-neuschwanstein
On this journey, we went to see the 'fairytale' castle Neuschwanstein.

 
Neuschwanstein Catle - courtyard Neuschwanstein Catle - courtyard One of the views seen from the castle Neuschwanstein Castle - side Neuschwanstein Castle - side Neuschwanstein - view from the back Neuschwanstein

 

We weren't allowed to takes pictures inside, a shame.
Thanks for visiting. Until next time,

 Marina
 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Castle Neuschwanstein kasteel kastelen http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/lermoos-part-3-neuschwanstein Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:34:00 GMT
Lermoos, Part 2 - Zugspitze http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/lermoos-part-2-zugspitze Hallo Iedereen,

 As I said in the previous post, you have to take 2 cable ways and  a rack-railway to get on top of the almost 3000mtr high mountain. It was a shame that there wasn't a clear view, that we couldn't see the valley beneath, but still, it was gorgeous.

On top of the Zugspitze - 2950 mtr high On top of the Zugspitze - 2950 mtr high On top of the Zugspitze - 2950 mtr high On top of the Zugspitze - 2950 mtr high On top of the Zugspitze - 2950 mtr high On top of the Zugspitze - 2950 mtr high On top of the Zugspitze - 2950 mtr high On top of the Zugspitze - 2950 mtr high On top of the Zugspitze - 2950 mtr high This is the only moment where we had a little glimpse of the valley deep below. Clouds closing in again Example of a rack-rail The cable-way
 
To be continued in part 3.
Thanks for visiting. Until next time,


Marina

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(Marina Broers Photography) Bergen Landscape Lermoos Mountains Zugspitze http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/lermoos-part-2-zugspitze Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:11:00 GMT
Lermoos, Part 1 http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/lermoos-part-1 Hi Everyone,
Hallo Iedereen,

In this post photo's from Lermoos - Austria. Lermoos is a gorgeous town in the mountains at a height of 1004 mtr.
The highlight of this journey was our trip to the Zugspitze, a 2950 mtr high mountain. You have to take 2 cableways and a special rack-railway.

But first a few photos of the landscape, during sunset or surnrise, with the low clouds hugging the mountains.
 

View from our room and clouds over the Zugspitze. View from our room and clouds over the Zugspitze. The Zugspitze Zugspitze at sunset - it almost looks like a volcano Our Hotel at sunset Lermoos valley at sunset Lermoos valley at sunset Lermoos valley at sunset Lermoos valley at sunset Lermoos valley at sunset Lermoos valley at sunset The Zugspitze - hiding in the clouds Lermoos valley and the Zugspitze Lermoos valley


To be continued in part 2.
Thanks for visiting.
Until next time,

Marina

 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Bergen Landscape Landschap Lermoos Mountains Zugspitze http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/lermoos-part-1 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:45:00 GMT
Night Photography http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/night-photography
In this post photo's from Cologne by night, taken while our cruiseship is passing by the city.


Cologne Cathedral Cologne Cathedral Cologne Cathedral Cologne's Skyline with Cathedral


I hope you enjoy the photographs.

Thanks for visiting. Until next time,


Marina

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(Marina Broers Photography) Cologne Keulen Nacht Night photography Rhine Rijn Rivercruise Riviercruise Rivierschepen Ship http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/night-photography Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:47:00 GMT
Paris to Honfleur cruise, part 2 http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/paris-to-honfleur-cruise-part-2 Hallo Iedereen,

Here are some images from the ship that brought us from Paris to Honfleur : The Botticelli from Croisi Europe.





 
And here some more photos from this wonderful journey.

Louvre's Pyramid Louvre's Pyramid Jeanne D'Arc Statue The Eiffel Tower The Eiffel Tower Along Seine River Along Seine River Along Seine River Honfleur Honfleur Honfleur


Hope you enjoy the photographs.
Thanks for visiting. Until next time,

Marina
 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Botticelli Parijs Paris Seine Ship http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/paris-to-honfleur-cruise-part-2 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:32:00 GMT
Paris to Honfleur Cruise, part 1 http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/paris-to-honfleur-cruise-part-1   Hi Everyone,


Last year we did a river cruise from Paris to Honfleur. We didn't know what to expect from the landscape along the river Seine, so it was a pleasant surprise to see how lovely it actually was.

First, a few photos from Paris by night, seen from the romantic Seine.


 

 

A favorite topic to photograph are sunsets and sunrises. Most of these photos are sunrises; one has to be an early bird then. It was still very quiet on the ship and no one was around on the upper deck, except hubby. It felt so good to be there right there and then : the peace and quiteness and the beautiful nature. Just loved it.


 

 

And a few more ...

 

 

To be continued in part two.
Thanks for visiting. Until next time,


 Marina
 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Parijs Paris Ship Sunset zonsondergang http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/paris-to-honfleur-cruise-part-1 Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:40:00 GMT
Gerard Schmitter Cruise, Part 3 http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/gerard-schmitter-cruise-part-3
On this journey, one of the cities we visited was the metropolitan Frankfurt. It has a beautiful skyline but more skycrapers are being build and that's why there were so many tower cranes.



 
Although it's impressive  to see a major city with all its skycrapers, I prefer the smaller towns, like Cochem for example, with its magnificent castle, beautiful nature and the colorful houses.


 

A major tourist attraction are the many castles along banks of the Rhine and the Moselle.



 



The highest bridge on this journey is most certainly the Moselle Valley bridge.

 
The lowest bridge, is the one before entering Koblenz. The competence of the captain is needed, and certainly with this ship, and it's only a matter of inches! All goes really slow and members of the crew are helping the captain navigate his ship.


 

 

Once again, we sail by the Loreley.



I am gonna conclude with a few more landscape photos from this journey. I hope you've enjoyed the photography.

 

 


Thanks for visiting. Until next time,

Marina
 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Bridges Castle Gerard Schmitter Landscape Landschap Moezel Moselle Rhine Rijn bruggen kasteel kastelen http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/gerard-schmitter-cruise-part-3 Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:33:00 GMT
Gerard Schmitter Cruise, Part 2 http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/gerard-scmitter-cruise-part-2
In part 2 of this photo report you'll find some images taken during sunsets or during those special moments when the clouds are drifting low over the water or mountains.


 


 

 

And some misty moments ...

 

 

 

 




To be continued in part 3.

Thanks for visiting. Until next time,


Marina

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(Marina Broers Photography) Fog Gerard Schmitter Maine Moezel Moselle Rhine Rijn Rivercruise Riviercruise Sunset bruggen zonsondergang http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/gerard-scmitter-cruise-part-2 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:18:00 GMT
Gerard Schmitter Cruise, part 1 http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/gerard-schmitter-cruise-part-1

A few months ago we went on another river cruise. This one took us along The Rhine, The Moselle and The Main. Some of the city's we've visited were Frankfurt, Koblenz, Cochem and Rudesheim.

I'll start this photo-report with a few images of our river cruise ship, The Gerard Schmitter from the Croisi Europe Cruise Company. The ship is 110 mtr x 11.4 mtr and can host 176 passengers.

The Gerard Schmitter's Ship Bell Hallway Small Lounge After-Deck Sun Deck Main Entrance - Reception area Main Entrance - Reception area Lounge with dance floor

 
Staircase to lower deck
 

The Gerard Schmitter The Gerard Schmitter The Gerard Schmitter

Our cabin The Gerard Schmitter The Gerard Schmitter The after-deck

 
And to conclude a photo from the sunset ...

 




...and a few hours later it was departure time. The ship is drifting away from the quay and is heading towards the bridge to start its journey.

 

 

I hope you've enjoyed the photography.


To be continued in part 2

Thanks for visiting. Until next time,

Marina

 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Gerard Schmitter Main Maine Moezel Moselle Rhine Rijn Rivercruise Riviercruise Rivierschepen Ship http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/gerard-schmitter-cruise-part-1 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 05:54:00 GMT
Rhine : Landscape http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/rhine-landscape
The Rhine series continues with some landscape images. Click on a photo to see it full size. Enjoy.

 



 



Thanks for visiting. Until next time,

Marina

 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Landscape Rhine http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/rhine-landscape Sun, 05 Apr 2015 10:46:00 GMT
Rhine : Bridges http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/rhine-bridges
The next item in this Rhine Series are the Bridges : you'll find them in all sizes and shapes. Here are images from a bridge close to Dusseldorf. Enjoy,

 

Dusseldorf



Thanks for visiting. Until next time,

Marina

 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Bridges Rhine http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/rhine-bridges Sun, 05 Apr 2015 10:36:00 GMT
Rhine : Landmarks http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/rhine-landmarks
This series continues with some Landmarks.Click on a photo to see it full size. Enjoy


Loreley Rudesheim - Niederwald Statue Rudesheim - Niederwald Statue Rudesheim - Niederwald Statue Koblenz - Deutches Eck
 


Thanks for visiting. Until next time,

Marina

 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Landmarks Landscape Landschap Rhine Rijn http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/rhine-landmarks Sun, 05 Apr 2015 10:23:00 GMT
Rhine : Misty Mornings http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/rhine-misty-mornings
 
Burg Pfalzgrafenstein Rudesheim - early morning - our ship is leaving ... Rudesheim ... and we're on our way ... Rudesheim in the mist Rudesheim

Thanks for visiting. Until next time,

Marina

 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Fog Landscape Mist Rhine http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/rhine-misty-mornings Sun, 05 Apr 2015 10:11:00 GMT
Rhine : Castles http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/rhine-castles
I am gonna start this series of photos taken while sailing on the river Rhine, with images of some of the countless Castles that can be found along the river. Click on a photo to see it full size. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Thanks for visiting. Until next time,
 
Marina
 
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(Marina Broers Photography) Castle Landscape Rhine http://marinabroers.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/4/rhine-castles Sun, 05 Apr 2015 09:51:00 GMT