Where I belong- at the center of attention
to the City of Lights The first night in we hit the
Notre Dame Cathedral
(I almost went to college at
Unfortunately something would go wrong with my camera and I would
have to open it, exposing the following shots.
Our visit to the Louvre
Mona Lisa- something I will have to re-examine having now read
The Davinci Code Tour de France We just happened to be in town at the same time that
the race was coming through. None
of us were real fans but had heard about it since an American
Greg LeMond had recently won it
and we figured it was a big deal. So we waited probably for two hours in the sun to see these
guys come through.
Funny, that since I moved to Austin
Lance Armstrong has won it every time. What can I say,
I'm good luck. Cool to say I've been there too.
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
We found a really good Chinese place for dinner, funny enough, and I remember
all of us having a really great evening up here. I also bought my first piece of "art", think
it was about $80? It's a painting of a sailboat by
Molinari done in a form known as sculpturalism, and is
still hanging in my bedroom.
With my negotiating almost missed the bus back too.
On the way in we stopped at
Waterloo, the site of Napoleon's
I believe this is a changing of the guard
Manneken Pis Brussels
Our first night here for dinner I had some sort of traditional Belgian dish of shrimp in
mayonaisse- one of the bigger mistakes I've made. Would have a fever and diarhea the rest of the
trip. And taking the basic Imodium we had back then would help a little, but would
have lots of gas to add to the fun.
Sorry Nate (my poor roommate).
We went to a "real Belgian lace manufactory", and in Bruges did a motorboat tour and the
We had to pay extra to go to Bruges yet it was almost required- a scam by the
tour guide and bus driver that I remember Cindy being really pissed about.
Lookin' artsy Bruges