The first stop on our adventure around Bodensee was a stop in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. “Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein and also the seat of the national parliament. The town, which is located along the Rhine River, has about 5,100 residents as of 2009.” – Wikipedia. Liechtenstein is one of the smallest countries in the world.
The color theme for this page is based on the Liechtenstein flag which is red and blue. I chose a blue background paper and then used red for highlights and to border the pictures. In addition to the flag that is on the left hand page I have two photos that I took as well as a postcard of the palace which I was not able to get a great picture of. The right hand page has a car decal (FL, does not mean Florida, it means Fürstentum Liechtenstein, which means Principality of Liechtenstein), a patch, and an envelope of informational brochures that I picked up at the tourism office in town.
This second page showcases one of the things that Liechtenstein is famous for – stamps! I am a philatelist, and so I was excited to what stamps I would be able to pick up. You can see two of the first day covers that I purchased in the tourist shop on the right hand page. The top one is actually a cork envelope which I thought was really cool.
The left hand page has pictures of us with our friends, the Reichmanns, at a couple of places in Vaduz. I used my Cricut machine to cut the white stamp edge borders for the photographs to continue the stamp theme, and of course, I had to use stamp background paper.
For this spread I bordered the pictures in blue, and then in yellow, to celebrate the national Swedish colors, and then also carefully attached a streamer of Swedish flags which I purchased at a gift store later in the trip. Each one is carefully glued on so that they do not move.
I ordered the background paper on Ebay before we even left for the trip and I felt that it worked perfectly for this spread. (hmm – did I mean the pages or the delicious food?)