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    I'll be over during this summer thru fall. My question is where to go and when to do it, from a photographic standpoint. Your favorite festivals, fall colors, forests, Cathedrals etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynecrider
    I'll be over during this summer thru fall. My question is where to go and when to do it, from a photographic standpoint. Your favorite festivals, fall colors, forests, Cathedrals etc.
    Wow! Multiple months! Well, not an easy question to answer. I'd advise going as many different places as you can. It's always going to be pot-luck on weather, lighting, but there's always pictures. I've had sun in Rome, rain in London, overcast in Bavaria. But it also rains in Rome, and the sun shines in England and the Alps, so you make the best of it.

    Have fun, we're all jealous.

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    Wow, that is vague! I suggest either you move over here and take aloooooot longer than a few months... or narrow it down just a tad? From Ankara to Aberdeen, Zug to Zoagli... Alps, Apenines, Urals, Scottish Highlands, down to all the coastlines... Throw in the rolling country sides of England, south west France, Tuscany... and if you haven't reached overload yet, consider the thousands of years of architecture at your disposal at nearly every corner.
    Good luck! You'll love it!
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    I'll try to narrow it down. The only areas I feel are a must see are Ireland (I'm 1/2 Irish), Belgium, (chocolate and beer) thru northern France pretty fast thru to the southwest, and then over to the southeast to visit my best friends mother and sisters , and then to Switzerland to visit my sisters best friend and then down to Florence. I'll return thru Paris to Belgium. I can visit for 90 days but may try for a Visa. I'll be checking into the car options, maybe rail.

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    Split your time equally between Reading, Dortmund and Toulouse.

    The rest isn't worth bothering with - and is hideously over-photographed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Struan Gray
    Split your time equally between Reading, Dortmund and Toulouse.

    The rest isn't worth bothering with - and is hideously over-photographed.
    The following year I'm going to do an art show circuit. I'll probably need the hideously over-photographed areas as well. I'll definetly check out your recommendations tho.

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    Though not Europe , are you stopping by Toronto for the Conference first? Your thread started all this conference hub bub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waynecrider
    I'll try to narrow it down. The only areas I feel are a must see are Ireland (I'm 1/2 Irish).
    In that case, you must ask the parent that was born in Ireland where they would recommend you go (if they can remember)

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    The west coast of Ireland is magnificent.

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    If you have time, most of Spain is wonderful, even the over-touristed bits. A lot cheaper than Italy.

    If Italy is on the must-do list, one thing to do is take the train from Genoa to Florence. On the way there, or the way back, do the quintessential Italian thing and hike the Cinqueterre (five little towns that hug the coastline). You can take the train between them, or get off at one and follow the clifftop trail (wide and well-paved) from one to the next. I really wish I could remember the restaurants I ate at in Florence. You're going to get slammed by Italy since you'll be there in peak tourist season. Everything will be crowded, expensive and swarming with tourists. The museums especially. Check around and see if the Alinari photo museum has re-opened. When I went there, they had closed up and moved, but didn't say where they had moved to.

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