Roman arena, Nîmes
Still in use!
Hotel lobby and dining room
8-course chef's dinner
and street fair, view from base of Eiffel Tower
Roman ruins of Glanum
Convenience store near St.-Remy
4 hours less than 7-11?
Au Gros Caillou, pub
Bartender was U.S. educated, spoke unaccented American english
Hotel, Domaine des Hauts de Loire
Converted 19th-century mansion, near Blois in Onzain
7ème Vin, wine bar
My favorite, near the École Militaire
Market day, Boulevard Raspail
Visited as part of the Cordon Bleu class
Vouvray, deli and ice cream
Wine country stop to pick up lunch
Home to a succession of royal wives and mistresses
Central lantern, detail; famous for the double stairway below this
Where the Duc de Guise was assassinated by Henri III; the staircase wing was a later Renaissance addition.
Along the Promenade des Anglais
Clock tower is separate from main cathedral building
Chef-Instructor Jean-Claude Boucheret, le Cordon Bleu
One week course, regional cooking of France
Favorite of American socialites in the 1930s
"Sank roo doe noo" = 5, Rue Daunou (for Americans)
(Panel over center door)
Chartres, stained glass
Grande Arche de La Défense
Business district that has become a modern icon of Paris.
Yes, this is in Paris
No, I won't eat here
Church of St. Martin, St.-Remy-de-Provence
Rue Cler, Paris
Great little shopping street in 7th Arrondisement; fresh delivery every morning
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
Side altar, Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, Carmel, CA
Design: lower left third with leading lines. Reconstruction of Mission Santa Cruz, 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!)