This is a collection of photos from some travels in Europe, mainly in 2004.
The City of Light indeed – perhaps this shot isn’t the clearest, but I can assure that looking at the EIffel Tower at night is pretty cool.
A couple more views of Paris – one from the Arc de Triomph looking out, another looking down the internal spiral staircase. Quite freaky looking down it, it seemed to go on forever.
A big square head sculpture thing I found appealing, and a a shot of one sandy part of the beach along the French Riviera. I don’t really understand it there, perhaps it’s just that growing up in NZ gives you a different opinion of what a beach should be.
I didn’t really know much about Florence, but I found it quite an appealing city, mainly just to wander around the little alleyways. Was this bridge really worth the special treatment Hitler requested? I don’t know, perhaps it was a bit over-rated.
Ah yes, watch out for those abusive retailers. Be sure to distrust them.
I just love the dinky little cars they have in Italy. This was a particularly fine example of a small truck, only big enough to seat one person.
Venice is great city to visit, but I don’t think I would buy property there – check out the flooding at high tide.
Attitudes to death have changed a fair bit – how many people these days would want their skeleton dressed up, and set up in a glass-sided coffin in church, for all to see? Well, actually it might be kinda cool, to scare small children.
A couple more random signs I didn’t understand. Are you not allowed to have people walking around on all fours like dogs or something?
Churches, churches, churches. Ripping off the common people for millenia to build grand edifices. A little bit different style this on in Munich though:
In some ways I’m a little surprised this place is still standing – it’s where Hitler launched his failed putsch from. No doubt after sinking a few Weissbiers…
Switzerland certainly is a scenic place, but pretty expensive. The second shot is at the top of Jungfrau – a bit disturbing looking down through the grating at the side of the mountain falling away below you:
This might just look like any other toilet to you, but I can assure you it is the highest toilet in all of Europe. And yes, I have used the facilities…
And just to prove that stereotypes do exist, I had to take a photo of a windmill in Holland. I wanted to get a shot of a dyke too, but there weren’t any lesbians around. My sources tell me I should have tried Rotterdam for that.