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Wednesday, September 17, 2008 

The Trip
Current mood:  tired
Category: Travel and Places

Ok, I started writing up a series of notes about the trip all over Europe last week.  I got to three pages of ranting about airlines before I quit all that.

So, here are some pics.  I cannot find my regular camera anywhere, so these phone pics will have to do.

First stop, Landskrona, Sweden.  My favorite stop of the whole trip - just gotta make sure any return trip is not in the winter.

Tycho Brahe is a big deal there.  We ate at his pub.

After an overnight flight, we had all day Sunday to recover, so we took an afternoon to walk about - and we found a Renaissance Festival!

Several days and flights and taxi rides and loooong meetings later, we had a free afternoon in Torino, Italy.  I loved the place!  Not too big a town, but still plenty to see and do with just enough hustle and bustle going on, including actual productivity (unlike other cities full of bohemian spongers).

I didn't get a chance to do the usual McDonalds visit, but there are still signs that the American empire is healthy.

Shortly after that we were in Paris.  After a day trip to Amiens, a cluster of factories in the middle of farm fields, we had a day to poke around.

Notre Dame was too spiny for my taste.

I preferred the cleaner look of this buttressed chapel.

An afternoon stroll, with plenty of zig-zagging to hit side street shops, takes in the usual suspect photo ops.

The Eiffle thingy was all blue and starry because France has the notional EU "presidency" this year.  Does France get a driver and fancy house with that?

Currently watching:
Team America: World Police - Unrated (Widescreen Special Collector's Edition)
Release date: 2005-05-17

3:59 PM

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Beautiful pictures! I wish I could see all that in person - minus the crazy schedule you guys were doing : )

Posted by Val on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 9:21 AM
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Great pictures! I'm glad you got to see things...As brief as it was.

Posted by .Sara. on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 1:57 PM
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Immaculately Cruel


Amazing pictures!!!!
The architecture is just extraordinary....looks like you had a great trip!

I am super jealous...and so is my camera :P

Posted by Immaculately Cruel on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 3:37 PM
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It's time for you to hire me as your personal assistant. My salary can be worked out. I'll forward my resume and references available upon request. My passport is current.

Posted by Cynthia on Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 9:42 AM
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