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Europe » Germany » Bavaria » Rothenburg ob der Tauber July 12th 2012

Here begins my review of Heidelberg. Rick Steves and I would normally avoid this place (too touristy) but I'm very happy I decided to stop here. Why? Elizabeth loves it, that's all I need to say. I will explain why Elizabeth likes it so much this way: when we were in Paris I had to lead us around because Lizzie was totally lost (not completely true) EXCEPT when we went into this huge department store. And I do mean huge. The place was six stories high and made up of two buildings. What made it worse - it isn't divided into departments like Womens, Juniors, Casual, Shoes, etc. Each brand actually has its own section. So instead of walking past one Women's, and one Juniors and one Shoe department, you keep passing them over and over ... read more
Rothenburg- town square
Elizabeth makes a friend

Europe » Austria » Tyrol » Reutte July 12th 2012

Well, I'm not totally caught up, but I am actually blogging real-time today. I wrote the following a couple of hours ago before breakfast: It's about a quarter past seven and it's an absolute gorgeous day. Its between 55 and 60 degrees outside and if I didn't have to get ready for breakfast, I think I would just sit out here on the balcony and breath the fresh air for a while longer.... read more
Our room

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris July 11th 2012

Last one form Paris - I promise On Sunday morning I did a load of laundry and let Elizabeth sleep in. Then we went back over close to Notre Dame to see another Gothic church (cathedral?? not sure what the difference is technically) called St. Chapelle. This place has more Medieval stained glass than all the rest of the catherdrals in Paris put together, maybe even all of France. It is truly amazing. I'm coming back here sometime in my lifetime on a bright sunny day. And finally, though our hopes of the internet reservation system working or of the elevator repairmen being successful were not fulfilled, we returned to the Eiffel Tower and decided to brave the long line since it was our last chance. Actually, Elizabeth wasn't sure if she really wanted to wait ... read more
Hamlet 13
Hamlet 14
Lizzie in Paris

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris July 11th 2012

OK. We are on the train to Heidelberg and I will now endeavor to catch up on Paris before we get back into Germany. If it seems strange that we started in Germany and then went to France, just wait, we'll hit France again in a couple of weeks. Paris was nice, though I will admit that I am glad to be out of the big city. I think Elizabeth will appreciate the smaller towns we stay in more now. I am still not going to write much of a blog as time and internet are in short supply. I will try to make informative (if not brief) captions on the pictures and hope that they will be sufficient to tweak my memory later to complete my journal since I was originally going to use this ... read more
Hamlet 2
Hamlet 3
Hamlet 4

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris July 10th 2012

Our tour guide at Versailles acted (and sounded) like he was half historian and half curator of the museum. The pure grandure of Versailles and the fact fact it was open for public spectacle is probably what what contributed most to the French revolution. To say this place is over-the-top is not exageration. It is sparsely furnished now because after the revolution most of it's furnishings were sold. Was is here now either authentic 18th century furniture similar to what would have been found here or actual peices from Versailles that they have been able to buy back when they become available at auction (such as Christies). One interesting story is of the furniture in Louis' office (I have pictures of his personal desk that was comissioned and made just for that room - it took ... read more
Clock
Versailles Meridian
note the 3" thick walls

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris July 10th 2012

I'm going to finish these Paris pictures, but I don't think I am going to post just pictures from now on. It really defeats the purpose of what the blog was meant to do: provide a brief description of what we did that day.... read more
Notre Dame
Opera Granier
Opera

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris July 8th 2012

OK. We are on the train to Heidelberg and I will now endeavor to catch up on Paris before we get back into Germany. If it seems strange that we started in Germany and then went to France, just wait, we'll hit France again in a couple of weeks. Paris was nice, though I will admit that I am glad to be out of the big city. I think Elizabeth will appreciate the smaller towns we stay in more now. I am still not going to write much of a blog as time and internet are in short supply. I will try to make informative (if not brief) captions on the pictures and hope that they will be sufficient to tweak my memory later to complete my journal since I was originally going to use this ... read more
My little girl
Front of Notre Dame
Notre Dame

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris July 8th 2012

The Lourve and lots of shopping... read more
Winged Victory
You can never have too many Venus' either!
Mona Lisa

Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris July 8th 2012

I'm limiting the size of my uploads since I'm never sure long my internet connection is going to work. The plans were to utilize an internet cafe if we needed to, but the only one in our neighborhood closes at 8pm, and we haven't gotten home early enough so far to use the place.... read more
Yeah, that's me!
Question:
Apparently not!

Europe » Germany » Rhineland-Palatinate » Bacharach July 8th 2012

Somehow, one of my pictures got left off yseterdays blog so the last three captions got out of sync. I'll repost the missing photo and you can figure out the long walk was Elizabeth walking through woods (NOT the creek as caption would appear) and the reward at end is my dessert.... read more




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