I've been working on the pictures, culling, cropping and shrinking for viewing. This is taking a long time. Too many pictures! I went and clicked on my Bloglines yesterday and there were over 1500 unread posts from the blogroll. Too intimidating, so I haven't checked any yet. But I will, slowly but surely, get to my blog buddies over the next week. I have to go alphabetically or I get confused. Over the next couple days, I'm going to post some of my favorite shots from the trip. With captions too! Feel free to click on any to enlarge them.
We took the elevator up but the stairs down the Eiffel Tower. Serge was nervous the whole time. I had to cajole forcefully to get him to stop and take a picture of me.
In Pompeii, they unearthed the spaces where bodies had been but long ago disintegrated. Fill the space with plaster and you have someone's dying moments.
Here is a Croatian toilet. I tried to hit the hole peeing but ended up splattering my bare shins.
The Temple of Love at Versailles. We wanted to, but didn't. Darn Japanese tourists.
We had steak tartare in Paris. With raw egg and everything. Then, the squirts. We couldn't leave the hotel room all the next morning. In my patinaed remembering, it was worth it.
Walking around the Palais de Versailles. So much history. The descendants of Marie Antoinette's sheep still graze the grounds. (Or so they say.)
Waiting to get into the Louvre. I had to poop there too, sigh. Museums and clothes shopping I tell you.
In front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. We fed the birds, avoided the gypsies and went inside.
There was a lot of creative parking in Paris. Total beehive, that city.
In Paris, the public biking system. I hear they're working on doing that here too.
The Mona Lisa. Yes it's true, small painting.
This is why a balcony cabin is so worth it. Coffee and croissants and the amazing movie of sky and sea.
Inside the Louvre, it was sometimes hard to see where the people ended and the paintings began.
I love the way they display ice cream in Europe. We all ordered one at this place. It was 10 in the morning. I felt just like this kid even though I am fitted in this gangly adult body.