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  • Will it still be standing in t Will it still be standing in the morning

    • From: Tuckerg
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      I took this photo after midnight without my tripod lying on the ground while my friend took photos of me taking this photo

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  • Nightime, Salzburg, Austria Nightime, Salzburg, Austria

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  • Christmas store window Christmas store window

    • From: gmaso
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      The Christmas store in Rothenburg ob der Taub, Germany is large and expensive. Unfortnately, they don't allow photos in the store where the numerous displays are overwhelming

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  • Bangkok at night. View from Ba Bangkok at night. View from Baiyoke Tower

    • From: Traveller32
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      Of course, all folk who was there will understand that it's a big pain to make photos from Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok: the place on the roof is moving all the time, the cafe downstairs has too much of light. Well fellows, that's what I've got. Be sarcastic and judgemental! I will accept everything :):)

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  • Am Rhein Am Rhein

    • From: shattman
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      We were taking a Rheinfahrt down the river when I espied this interesting sunset silhouette.

      This is one of 9 pics already in My Photos, having been uploaded months ago. Consequently, they will not come up for Dream Vacation consideration in BT’s 100th issue. I resubmitted them by e-mail, but BT has not confirmed their receipt nor responded to my follow-up inquiry; so, I am uploading them again. My apologies in advance--- 

    • 5 years ago
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  • Berlin-Sony Center Berlin-Sony Center

    • From: shattman
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      This is the second of a pair of shots taken in the Sony Center. Day or night, there was much to see here--

      This is one of 9 pics already in My Photos, having been uploaded months ago. Consequently, they will not come up for Dream Vacation consideration in BT’s 100th issue. I resubmitted them by e-mail, but BT has not confirmed their receipt nor responded to my follow-up inquiry; so, I am uploading them again. My apologies in advance---

    • 5 years ago
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  • Seine River Cruise Seine River Cruise

    • From: cbmetz19
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      Passengers enjoy an evening dinner cruise on the River Seine, Paris.

    • 5 years ago
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  • Arc de Triomphe Paris Arc de Triomphe Paris

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  • Europe 2008 147.jpg Europe 2008 147.jpg

    • From: Universum
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      Salzburg, Austria at sunset

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  • Is Anyone Out There? Is Anyone Out There?

    • From: Hiddentravel
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      Photo taken on sunset tour to the top on Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Although is passes quickly, sunset is a special sight on Mauna Kea.  A lesson learned from this image is to always carry an extra memory card in case you have a problem.  I had just taken this and a few other photos when a small point and shoot camera I was carrying shut off.  When I was able to get it to work again, I received a message "no files found".  Thankfully, I had another card which I used for the remainder of the evening.  When I returned home, I was able to recover this image and several others using the Sandisk Recovery Pro software (the original card was another brand).  I think it came out pretty well.

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  • Lights Going On, Times Square Lights Going On, Times Square

    • From: steve778
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      Dusk in Times Square, New York City.  Even after more than five years living here, Times Square still amazes me  at night... I can't recommend it during the daylight hours, but if you can get here as the sun goes down, it's tough to be disappointed.

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  • Paris. - The city of Lights at Paris. - The city of Lights at Night.

    • From: dhaynes925
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      4am in Paris in the Summer before Sunrise.

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  • Eternal view of the Eiffel Tow Eternal view of the Eiffel Tower

    • From: stoeserk
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      I know there is a million different pictures of the Eiffel Tower.  When I was in Paris with my mom and her friend we were viewing the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadero.  When we finally got up to leave I noticed this statue, and it looked like she was just staring at the Eiffel Tower.  it made me laugh, and I thought well if I were a statue that wouldn't be a bad view to have for eternity.

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  • paris, france, eiffel tower paris, france, eiffel tower

    • From: Cailou22
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      I took my Mother to France and Belgium with me in 2007 for a genealogy vacation which proved to be quite fruitful for us.  The last couple days of our trip we spent touring Paris - The City of Lights.  Our first stop on arrival was the Eiffel Tower and our last stop the night before our departure back home was to view the Tower at night.  We positioned ourselves across the street along the Seine River before sunset.  I took several photos of the Tower as night approached and as the lights became more vivid. 

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  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

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  • Beijing at night Beijing at night

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  • Lost in Francelation Lost in Francelation

    • From: jubu
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      Maria and I are headed to France!  Follow our adventures (and misadventures!) right here.  We leave January 9, 2009.  We hope to update this blog throughout the trip, though this will be the first-ever blog for either of us, so who knows how it'll go!  We'll also be trying to do a VoiceThread which you can check out at this address.  It's empty now, but we hope to fill it with our comments, photos and videos.  And please add your own comments to the blog and to the VoiceThread:

      http://voicethread.com/share/249813/

      Sunday January 11 (2:30 a.m.)

       

      Before we left, Maria had asked me to tell her about all the things that would be different in France.  So, as they occurred to me over the past few weeks, I told her about dinners that don’t start until 7 p.m. or later, cars that get parked on sidewalks and the fact that if you spot someone in Nikes you can be pretty sure they are American.  But I forgot about the smell.

       

      As we got off the plane and onto the jetway, I was struck by the smell of France.  It should have smelled like exhaust from the plane, but it was distinctly the smell of France.  I read somewhere that the nose can identify something like 10 times more smells than the brain can name and this is one of them.  I’m sure you’ve had the experience of unexpectedly smelling something and subsequently being flooded by memories, even if you can’t describe the smell.  There’s a definite element of perfume in this scent, but that’s the only piece I can specify.   It’s just “Eau de France” and if they sold it everyone who ever came here would buy a bottle.

       

      The flights over here went off without a hitch, in spite of snow in Detroit.  We were really lucky that the airport only had about an inch of snow, but my cousin who lives two counties away was unable to get to the airport to meet us for dinner because there was much more snow where she lives.  L

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      The hotel is the nicest I’ve ever been in in France.  We’ve been upgraded to one of their best rooms just because no one else was booked in it.  It’s “La Tour Eiffel” room and guess what we see from our window?  Way cool!

       

       

      Our first day here was spent largely in trying to catch up on sleep (Maria has been very successful at this, but not me.  It is 2:30 a.m. as I write – from the bathroom!) and get our bearings, but we did get to go on a nighttime river cruise on the Seine.  My French friends warned me that it would be “cold” but considering that we’ve had temps around 15 at home, I thought a daily high of 30 would be pleasant.  Wrong!  I don’t know what the temp was during the day yesterday, but we are really glad we packed long underwear.  The boat was enclosed, but the walk there was rather frigid.

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      OK, I'm off to try to sleep!

       

       

       

       

       

      Sunday, January 11 (at a much more respectable hour!)

      (from Maria)

      Today, we went to the cathedral of Notre Dame. It was all right.Paris Day 2 003.JPG

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      We then went to Anne Frederique (Mom’s former host family’s daughter) and her husband, Nicolas’ apartment. Their apartment and cat were nice and we went on a chilly walk.

       

       

      Mom and I also went up the Arc de Triomphe, 284 steps! But it was worth it. The view was spectacular and I got a cute diary from the gift shop.

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      Then we went to the modern art museum. I had to ask mom a lot, “Why is this art?” But some of it was cool.

       

      It is 9:40 here and I’m going to sleep soon!

      Au Revoir!

      Tuesday, January 13, 2009

       

      Yesterday was a marathon.  I don’t know how we did it. 

       

      Once again, I was up for about three hours in the middle of the night Sunday night.  It must be my age, because jet lag has never been this bad for me.  I had a meeting with a woman at the Alliance Française at 10 a.m. and Maria came along and read a book while we discussed options for me bringing a group of students to Paris for an intensive study-abroad program.  It was all very impressive but I fear the whole thing will be deemed too expensive by the powers-that-be in Madison who would need to approve it. 

       

      After changing into warmer clothes we headed for the Eiffel Tower.  It had really been too cold to go up on the previous two days, but yesterday it was time to bite the bullet.  Personally, I think the tower is nicer to look at than be in (same for the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame).  But it is practically a requirement to go up your first time in Paris and Maria loved it.   

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      Next we headed to the Louvre.  I should say up front that I’m not a big fan of the Louvre.  It’s Paris day3 015.JPGjust too blasted big!  Honestly, it was cruel for someone to put so much art in one location that you need three months and a GPS (the maps are awful!) to view it all.  But, I suppose, back in the 1600s when Louix XIV decided to leave the royal residence of Paris and build Versailles they had to do something with the building and low-income housing wasn’t an option at the time.  Nonetheless, we went and checked off The Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory and the Seated Scribe (which I’d never seen or heard of but Maria had).

      Paris day3 018.JPGI observed more of the décor of the galleries than ever before, which was pretty amazing.  Much of the artwork is missed if you don’t look up (no doubt adding to that three-month figure!)   Maria also did some sketches in the ancient Egyptian wing, at which point I almost fell asleep. 

      From there we headed to the Orangerie, which is my all-time favorite museum.  It’s the home of two huge, round galleries specifically designed by Claude Monet to display eight of his largest paintings, les Nymphéas (the Waterlilies).  I read that he wanted to create a peaceful retreat in the middle of the city and that was just what we needed.  On the lower level are about eight rooms with other impressionist paintings and we noted a Renoir with a figure that bears a remarkable resemblance to Maria’s classmate, Ellie Knoll.  If you know Ellie, what do you think?

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      After a quick trip back to the hotel and another change we went to dinner at a nicer restaurant that is rather known  in Paris, La Coupole.  I head read in “Paris with Kids” that it was family-friendly so I thought it’d be a treat.  Long story short, it was just a waste of money.  When we return we’ll stick with the ordinary cafés and restaurant.

                                                                                               

      As I write this we are on a train headed to Pau, in the southwest of the country – where it promises to be a little warmer!  The train ride is five hours and I couldn’t be happier to have all this time to just sitJ

       

      (10:30 p.m., Lascazares)

       

      We have done a 180 degree turn from Paris and are with Remi and Elisabeth in the southwest.  They live in a beautiful house in the country with a farm right next door (I was warned that we might hear the rooster early tomorrow morning).  I'll write more about this place tomorrow, but for now it's time to sleep.

      Wednesday, January 14 (Maria)

       

      I slept until about 10:00 and then we went to Lourdes. There was an underground cathedral. It was HUGE but too cold.

      Right above it was a different cathedral and the main attraction of that was a cave that I went in right next to the cathedral where Mary appeared to a girl 18 times! Maria - Lourdes 015.JPG

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      Maria - Lourdes 016.JPGAlso they had a spring of water that when Mary appeared, changed it from a mud puddle to holy water and they had faucets that had the water in it and I got have drink some.  It’s supposed to heal so that was cool! I wonder if it works. I’m beginning to feel homesick thoughL.

      (Julie) 

      Maria did a good job explaining our day (though she left out the fact that it is 50 degrees here :) ) so I won't recap.  I will, however, explain why we are here.  When I did my semester abroad in Strasbourg 17 years ago I lived with Remi and Elisabeth Bogner and their three children.  We have stayed in touch ever since and Paul and I stayed with them when we came to France in 1995.  When Remi retired in 2007 they moved here to the southwest.  Their hospitality is wonderful (it always was) and it has been lots of fun catching up with them and recalling stories from my student days. 

      If you have not read "A Year in Provence" I highly recommend it for a good laugh as well as an accurate glimpse into French life.  It's the story of a British ad exec who uproots his life and resettles in an old house in the south of France.  The picture I had in my head from reading the description of that house matches Remi and Elisabeth's house perfectly, and from what they tell me, the stories of the madness of dealing with French subcontractors also match those from the book.

      P.S.  We've loaded some pictures on the VoiceThread.  Click the link at the top of the blog.

      Friday, January 16, 2009

       

      We’re on a train headed back to Paris.  Yesterday Rémi and Elisabeth took us to the Pic du Midi, one of the highest peaks in the Pyrenees.  We took a cable car from a ski resort and had lunch at the summit, which is also home to a research center with high-powered telescopes.  I can’t describe what this looks like – I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves (of course, as soon as we arrived I realized that I had left the memory card for my camera back at the house, so Maria and Elisabeth were the chief photographers.)

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      Pic du MIdi 019.JPGBack at the house we had dinner with Elisabeth’s mom, brother Michel, and cousin.  It was Grandma’s birthday and Rémi’s feast day (the feast of St. Rémi) so it was a little party, though a bit sad since it was our last night.Day 7-8 009.JPG  We enjoyed many animated discussions around their table about cranberries (unknown in France), American Girl dolls (also unknown, though Michel was fascinated by the store in New York when he saw it) and the proliferation of wild boars in France (Rémi and Michel hit one with the car.  The insurance agent actually came out of her office to look for boar hairs to ascertain if that was truly how the damage was done.)

       

      This morning we returned to Pau where I had a meeting with some people from the university there about establishing a study-abroad program there, which sounds very promising.  We had a very nice stroll outside on the lovely green grass – no hats, no gloves, jackets unzipped.

       

      Hi! It’s Maria and I’m going to tell you what happened other than a meeting. After dropping mom off, Remi, Elisabeth, and I, left for the castle of Pau where King Henry IV was born. We got there; only to find out they just closed and wouldn’t be opening again until I was on the train. So we went to lunch at a good pizzeria and went back to the castle to poke around outside and take pictures. I really liked the garden.Pic du MIdi 053.JPG Remi and Elisabeth were really nice to me and I thank them (Merci beaucoup!) Pic du MIdi 038.JPGI’ll find something to do for the rest of this boring ride. Bye!

       

      Sunday, January 18

       

      I can’t believe that today was our last day here!  The time really flew by.

       

      Yesterday was souvenir-shopping day.  We also visited the Sainte Chapelle, famous for its amazing stained glass windows , and strolled the Latin Quarter where we got this photo taken, which I think is the best of the trip.  Day 7-8 021.JPGThen we went to the home of our friends Olivier and Karine Maccarone in one of the suburbs. (Don't you love it -- peanut butter and champagne!)Day 7-8 028.JPG We met them in 2007 when they were visiting our friends Holly and Kevin in Wausau.  Olivier had been an exchange student with Kevin’s family in Appleton 20 years ago.  They have two boys, Baptiste who is 8 and Nolann who is 5.  It was fun to see how Maria, with her limited French, and Baptiste, with his limited English, managed to communicate and teach each other a bit.  It was a wonderful evening that concluded with Olivier driving us back to our hotel via the Champs Elysées!  We look forward to seeing them all again.

      Today was all Versailles – 6 hours and countless kilometers of walking!  I turn the keyboard over to Maria for the summary:

                  Hi! Today we went to Versailles as Mom said and it was so much walking. I took 109 photos. Is that enough? Well we went to a lot of bedchambers and here’s one of them.Maria - Fin 036.JPG We also went into the famous hall of mirrors. I don’t know what makes it famous but oh well, more pictures!  We then went to the gardens which, like the castle, are too big, but they are very pretty.  We also visited the queen's hamlet which is where the queen would go and play peasant.  Here's me in the queen's hamlet.  Fin 012.JPGWe also visited the king's and queen's "mini" castles.  They were tiny but sweet.

       

      This is our last post as we head to the airport at 11 a.m. tomorrow.  Thanks so much for reading our blog.  We enjoyed reading everyone’s responses – it made us feel not so far from home!  I’ll continue to sharpen this blog with a few more photos and videos in the next week, mostly for my own desire to try to preserve everything in the relatively sure-fire security of the web.  Check back in a week or so to see the finished product.  Au revoir!

      Wednesday, January 21st

      We're back home now, where we're glad it has warmed up to 15 degrees F (-10 C), though it's hard to forget that when our plane took off it was 60 F (14 C) in Paris!

      I'll call this last entry "Tidbits We Forgot to Mention Earlier" and it's going to be a hodgepodge.  I'll start with a short list of things that were noticeably different to me from 13 years ago.

      1.  The French smoke MUCH less than they used to.  Smoking in public places (including bars) became illegal a year ago, but they obviously made some significant progess long before that.  I can count on one hand the times when I found myself smelling cigarette smoke.

      2.  There were way fewer dogs out on sidewalks, thus much less caca to try to not step in.  This could be entirely due to the fact that it was winter, but it was still nice.

      3.  Parisians are friendlier.  This could be entirely owing to the fact that I speak their language.  But even with that, there were so many virtual strangers who wanted to engage in conversation, mostly to find out where we were from and details about our trip.  Parisians don't have a reputation for their warmth, but it seems they deserve that less and less.

      "Maria's Favorite Meal" -- la Raclette.  Leave it to the French to take a simple baked potato and turn it into a chef d'oeuvre!  To make this you use a special applicance that gets plugged in and set in the middle of the table (I'm so mad at myself for not taking a picture of this at Remi and Elisabeth's house:( ).  Each person gets their own little frying pan into which they put a particular variety of cheese made just for this purpose as well as bacon and onion, according to their preference.  While it melts you peel a potato and cut it up.  When it's all melted you dump your toppings onto your potato, using a small wood spatula to scrape it clean.  This is often served with deli meats and pickles on the side.  Maria liked this so much that she ordered it at a restaurant in Paris, where I did get a photo. 

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      This "appliance" was different and was heated with a flame, but you get the idea.  There's a little handle that you tip up to facilitate the dumping.  Incidentally, you  use a different part of the appliance to grill food for a different type of meal, la pirouade (I know I'm spelling it wrong), which was what we had at Karine and Olivier's.  I found  one of these machines on the web and I'll be adding it to my birthday list.

      "Moment of Greatest Linguistic Achievement"  Outside the Louvre, I wanted someone to take a picture of Maria and I, so I approached a woman who had the air of waiting for someone and asked her in French if she could take our photo.  She shook her head and said, "Espagnole".  "OK," I thought, "I know enough Spanish to ask this."  So I said, "Pueden" (yay for remembering to use the formal form!) and then I drew a blank.  I wanted to say "mirar una photo" but I knew that was "look at a picture" so I just kept gesturing to my camera.  Mercifully, she said, "Sacar una photo?"  Yay for sign language!  Wanting to prove that I really could speak her language, I added, "De nos dos, con la pyramida..." at which point I forgot how to say "behind" but she was saying "si, si" so we went for it.  It wasn't until I loaded the photo that I noticed that her husband came along at just the right moment:

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      Well, I think it's time to wrap this up for good.  I have to say that it was a more wonderful trip than I had hoped.  Maria was an awesome travel companion, motoring through 10 hour days often with more energy than me.  She was very bold about trying out her French whenever she could.  I should add that on the plane home she said "Bonjour" to the flight attendant with such a good accent that the woman handed us customs forms for French citizens entering the U.S.! 

      I also want to say a special thank you to all of our friends in France.  Getting to visit with Anne-Frederique, Nicolas, Remi, Elisabeth, Mamie, Bijou, Michel, Karine, Olivier, Baptiste and Nolann made this so much more than just a tourist junket.  On ne peut pas attendre la prochaine fois qu'on peut se revoir!  Merci mille fois!

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