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  1. DANUBE

    DANUBE

    Royal Mail liner DANUBE of 1893. Scrapped 1923. Info here: https://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?year_built=&builder=&ref=22433&vessel=DANUBE
  2. Scrounging a free ride

    Scrounging a free ride

    On a Danube river cruise, heading downstream from Linz, I saw a brilliant purple butterfly coming from the right bank straight towards our vessel. On a whim, I stretched out my left hand - my right was holding my camera - and the insect alighted on it and began thirstily to suck up my (invisible) sw
  3. Steam tug on River Danube

    Steam tug on River Danube

    A side-wheel steam tug is seen here steaming on River Danube near the Iron Gates. Judging by the flag abaft the wheelhouse the vessel could be a Czechoslovakian one, but the postcard itself was issued in Romania in the 1950's.
  4. Austrian steam tug

    Austrian steam tug

    A side-wheel steam tug on the River Danube at the Iron Gates. On the bank are visible the tracks of the towpath. The vessel is certainly Austro-Hungarian.
  5. Ruthof Ersekcsanad

    Ruthof Ersekcsanad

    Further to my pics of the Danube Museum ship at Regensburg, Germany, here is one that shows her (to me, unpronounceable) name. She had a chequered career, described in several websites, before becoming a floating museum. I think the vessel berthed ahead of her is also part of the museum.
  6. Museum ship, Regensburg

    Museum ship, Regensburg

    Paddle steamer preserved as a museum of Danube river life.
  7. Museum ship, Regensburg

    Museum ship, Regensburg

    Paddle steamer preserved as a Danube shipping museum.
  8. Capt Roger Spoor at controls of River Explorer

    Capt Roger Spoor at controls of River Explorer

    Capt Spoor, a Dutchman, has shipmaster's qualifications for both river and blue water sailing. The river here is the Danube, a few miles west of Bratislava. (Pic taken through glass, hence reflections.)
  9. Cruise vessel Classica at Bratislava

    Cruise vessel Classica at Bratislava

    Typical modern river-cruise vessel alongside, Bratislava, Slovakia
  10. Amphicoach, Budapest, Sep 2011

    Amphicoach, Budapest, Sep 2011

    This RiverRide vehicle, said to be the only one in daily operation at present, takes up to 50 passengers per trip, around Budapest by land and water for £16 a head. This pic shows it climbing out of the Danube on the Buda (west) side.
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