Nice, France

I ended the trip with some much needed time on the beach.  🙂        

Cafe de Flore

My last day in Paris, I went to Cafe de Flore to channel Sartre, soak in the atmosphere, and write in my journal.  I was especially excited when I ended up sitting next to a certain well-known New Yorker staff writer!

Paris at Night

notre dame, from the seine along the seine karen, photographer (and sometimes shopper) big head     rainstorm in paris     rainstorm in paris     rainstorm in paris     rainstorm in paris   dancing along the seine

The Louvre at Night

I wasn’t originally going to take night photos of the Louvre.  But walking through on the way to the Metro, the “golden hour” lighting was too good to pass up.  I ended up staying for dinner, and more photography of the Louvre Pyramid.                   

The Louvre

What can I say – the Louvre is a beautiful museum.             michelangelo’s dying slave.  stunning.      

Bastille Day Fireworks at the Eiffel Tower

I arrived in Paris on Bastille Day.  Unfortunately, it meant that I missed the morning parade (and the Balls the night before). But I did get to see the Champ de Mars fireworks!         (click to see large size)


My last day in London, I took the train to Cambridge… The weather was all over the place… cloudy, rainy, sunny.  It made for some fun photography in this picturesque town.                            

London, Paris, Nice

Tomorrow, I take off for Europe!   The first weekend, I’ll be in London visiting friends.  During the week, the plan is to train down to Paris and then meet up with a friend in Nice.   I’ve never been to France before, and am REALLY looking forward to it.  Plus, my friend got tickets for “Waiting for Godot” with  Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in London.   I can’t wait. Fast Facts London 1 pound = 1.6465 USD Low 80F, Sunny Noon in Seattle =  7pm (UTC + 1) Paris 1 Euro = 1.4022 USD Mid 80F, Sunny Noon in …