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The rest of the photos

The rest of the photos from Europe. Finally. I will stop talking about it after this. I promise. Anyway, here are a ton of photos that I took on the trip, gently annotated:

- Beluga caviar with accouterments. First class travel is very nice, but my first taste of caviar will be my last. All the brine of the world’s oceans in one little bite and two glasses of Champagne to get the taste out of my mouth. Blech.

- The Arc de Triomphe. A big, big, impressive thing.

- A view of the Champs-Elysees from the Arc de Triomphe.

- Champs-Elysees street sign.

- A view of the Champs-Elysees from the Ferris wheel at the Place de la Concorde, looking toward the Arc de Triomphe.

- The Obelisk of Luxor at the Place de la Concorde. The giant Ferris wheel is in there as well.

- Detail of the Obelisk of Luxor. More info about the obelisk.

- The Ferris wheel at the Place de la Concorde.

hedge row

- A row of bushes in a Paris public garden. One of my favorite photos from the trip.

- Boy holding sword. I don’t know why, but for some reason I really liked this statue.

- Chairs by a fountain.

- A typical Parisian park. We may have more space for grassy lawns in America, but well-maintained parks like this one are sadly lacking.

- Same Parisian park, different view.

- Some neat typography on this sign.

- A big head sculpture. Can’t quite remember where this was or what it is.

- Spices come in many colors at Parisian farmer’s markets.

- A cute little Fiat. We saw a couple of these in Paris and Antwerp; most of them looked like they were smiling. This one, with its dented front bumper, was frowning.

- A view of the Centre Pompidou. The Centre Pompidou is a modern art museum in Paris.

- Three big pipes one the outside of the Pompidou.

- A flooded street. The Seine was really high when we were there. A lot of the lower level roads and sidewalks along the water were closed.

- Making a crepe. Shops and carts selling crepes and panini were common on the streets of Paris.

- Slicing meat. The crepe man wielding a large knife.

- Playing sports in an old Roman stadium.

- Two rows of carefully trimmed trees line a long garden walkway. A boy plays football in the foreground.

looking up

- Seated in a gazebo at the peak of a small hill, looking up.

- Peeling paint on the window sill in Meg’s mom’s apartment.

- A woman feeding some birds in the square in front of the Notre Dame.

- More bird feeding.

- Detail of shoe sole. The dust of travels on my new Campers.