Retablo detail, Mission San Juan Capistrano CA
Padre's table, Mission San Juan Capistrano CA
Entrance with St. Anthony, Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, Carmel, CA
Roses and campanario, Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA
Original Stone Church bells, Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA
Exterior, Mission Santa Clara, CA
Interior with choir rehearsal, Mission Santa Clara, CA
Design: lower left third with leading lines. Reconstruction of Mission Santa Cruz, CA
Side altar, Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, Carmel, CA
Campanario, Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, Carmel, CA
Interior, Mission San Juan Bautista, CA
Exterior, Mission San Juan Bautista, CA
Walkway, Mission San Juan Bautista, CA
One day in Berlin, Dee and Frank visited a nearby castle while Dave and I took the train to Frankfurt-on-der-Oder (former East Germany) and walked across the bridge to Poland for lunch and a passport stamp. Pointed to the sausages we wanted, but learned one word: "pivo" for "beer" (in Polish, Russian, and Czech).
After the cathedral visit, relaxing at one of Cologne's nearby riverside eateries. Notice the tall slim glasses for Kölsch-style beer, as opposed to the Maß (mug) of Bavaria. (But what's with the Coca-cola?)
Next trip: Berlin, afternoon at the Tiergarten (zoo); Dave, Dee, Frank
Plaza in front of the Kölner Dom (Cologne cathedral). Probably the largest and finest Gothic edifice in Europe, although taking six centuries to complete. Thankfully spared in WWII despite almost total destruction of the city around it.
Near the Brandenburg Gate, former East Berlin, Dee sports a souvenir "authentic" Russian officer's hat, no doubt made in China. Capitalism caught on quickly after the Wall came down!
Tom & Romi's elaborate sand castle on the beach, just a block from our apartment.
Tom & Romi, breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean on the balcony of the apartment we rented in Torredembarra, Spain. Tom was then the same age as their daughter Lori is now!
Downstairs from the apartment was this convenience shop, most notable for cold Estrella beer. Note signs in Catalan, Spanish (with graffiti, this is Catalonia), French, German, and English -- most with obvious spelling errors!
On my own after Pat's return to the States, self-portrait in Tivoli Gardens fun-house mirror, Copenhagen, on the way to visit another friend from UC Irvine in Stockholm. (Patrick wasn't the only one who needed a haircut!)
Can't miss the Hofbrauhaus in Munich! Returned with Dave & Dee on the next trip: when Dee ordered lemonade, the waiter complained (in perfect UK English): "but laidhy, this is a beeah-hall; you cawn't 'ave the lemonaide, it's for the children!"
Freiberg, Germany, outdoor chess match with outsized pieces. Band concert in the same park that morning, with a few onlookers on the benches sipping whatever was in their paper bags!
Visiting herr und frau Kühni, Romi's parents, in their back yard in Utzenstorf. How Swiss can you get? -- clean sidewalk and fresh vegetables for dinner!
Back in Switzerland, boat ride on the Thunersee (Lake Thun), on our trip to the mountains.
Treffpunkt (meeting place) -- ours was in Bern, the image is from Basel; same circle-and-arrows sign in every train station and airport throughout Europe. Weird sculpture by Basel native Jean Tinguley.
All four travelers in Grindelwald, Berner Oberland.
Patrick and I leave Tom & Romi at the Kühni's; here we're back in Bern (the Rosengarten overlooking the city), Pat (with my tripod!) taking a picture of me taking a picture of him.
Tower of the Americas
Bexar County Courthouse
Fiesta Noche del Rio, Arneson River Theater
Flamenco guitarist on riverwalk
Mission Conceptión, San Antonio TX
View through wall, Mission San José, San Antonio, TX
Façade with cross, Mission San Juan, San Antonio, TX
Design: center. Doorway, Mission Espada, San Antonio, TX
Window, Mission San José, San Antonio, TX
Arch and doorway, Mission San José, San Antonio, TX
Doorway ruin and window, Mission Conceptión, San Antonio, TX
Stairway, Mission Conceptión, San Antonio, TX
Side chapel, Mission Conceptión, San Antonio, TX