Monthly Archives: October 2006

The Romance of Jet Lag

Kari and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on October 11, and I surprised her with a quick trip to Paris and Tuscany. I bought a cheap camera phone before we left, and learned how to use it en route. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the City of Light!

What a magnificent city is Paris! I can see why the world flocks here. The culture, the palpable sense of artistic freedom and creativity, the reasonably-priced armadietti in the larger train stations. We had taken a bus from the airport … Continue reading

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Medieval Masterwork

Visitors are welcomed to the beautiful Jardins Botanico by this huge medieval dragon sculpture, carved in the mid-15th century from a single block of recycled aluminum.

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Kari’s picture probably turned out better…

The classic tourist image of another tourist (Kari) taking a picture of the same thing. When you factor in Kari’s shadow, we get a tantalizing glimpse of infinity…. We had set out on foot from the train station (after checking … Continue reading

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Gargoyles Aplenty

Playing around with the new camera phone, I tried several times to get a good picture of the gargoyles on the exterior of Notre Dame. This particular picture, I think, was taken after I had discovered that I had a … Continue reading

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Amadeus is everywhere!

As we entered Notre Dame, we saw the first of many posters announcing concerts, performances, etc., celebrating Mozart’s 25oth birthday. Just before we left home, the North Salem High choir director had asked Iain to portray the composer as host … Continue reading

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One for Iain…

Our son is a big fan of dragons, but we were hoping that didn’t mean he’s just a fan of big dragons (my teenspeak is almost as weak as my French), so we captured this shot just outside the main … Continue reading

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