Archive for June, 2006

Images from Paris, France

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Paris needs no introduction. Called by some the center of Western culture, Paris is home to numerous landmarks, among them the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Versailles, and Napoleon’s Tomb. Let’s take a look…


The famous triangle inside the Louvre.
Hammurabi’s Code in the Louvre.


Venus de Milo in the Louvre.


Anyone not know what this is? The Eiffel Tower.


Under the Eiffel Tower.


The Seine River, viewed from the second level of the Eiffel Tower.


Also from the second level of the Eiffel Tower.


The Eiffel Tower at night.


The Eiffel Tower, as countless lights flash on every hour. The photo does not do it justice.


Versailles.


Also at Versailles.


Paris’ Pantheon, final resting place of many great Frenchman.


Napoleon’s Tomb.


Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker.”


Notre Dame Cathedral.


Inside Notre Dame Cathedral.


Also inside Notre Dame Cathedral.


Statue of Charlemagne, outside Notre Dame Cathedral.

Feeding Time

Monday, June 26th, 2006

So I had some problems with the site feed for this blog, but I think I got it corrected. If anyone is still having issues, please let me know.

Images from Strasbourg, France

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Strasbourg is located in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France, an area that has bounced back and forth between Germany and France many times over the centuries. It is notable for being one site of the European Parliment and as the starting point for the Tour de France (the French are very, very disappointed that Lance Armstrong retired). In all, we spent nearly two weeks in Strasbourg, save for a weekend trip to Paris.

Chateau de Pourtales, which we called home during our time in Strasbourg.
Inside the Chateau.


A view of the cathedral in the center of town.


Another shot of the cathedral.


Inside the cathedral.


Also inside the cathedral.


The cathedral’s stained glass windows.


The giant clock inside the cathedral.


The Rhine River.


The Rhine River.


Strasbourg’s Protestant cathedral.


View of Strasbourg from atop the cathedral.

MORE TO COME!!

Blogging to Resume

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Okay, I know I already returned before, but this time I really am back. I will resume the insightful, amazingly cutting edge commentary you have come to know and love during the next few days. Also, I will be posting pictures from my trip. So stay tuned; excitement looms!

I Have Returned

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

I am now back home following my 3 1/2 week European adventure. I had an awesome time, but readjusting to Eastern Standard Time is quite unfun.

It appears that life went on here in the States during my absence, so I will of course be weighing in as I catch up on the news. And, of course, you can expect lots of photos in the coming days.