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Last instalment of pictures (Venice, Amsterdam, and London)


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Venice:
A man taking a picture of the Celebrity Equinox along the Grand Canal:
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Along the Grand Canal:
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Still along the Grand Canal:
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Gondola practice:
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Windows in Venice:
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Venetian lamppost and building:
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A man and his gondola:
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Some Venetian church:
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Sunset in Venice:
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Sunrise in Venice:
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Amsterdam:
This is not head cheese, but SLED cheese...in the round:
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Moving in Amsterdam (note the lift & ladder on the moving truck, and the removed window on the building):
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Multilevel parking lot for bikes:
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A windmill near Amsterdam:
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A rather conceited crane/heron, beak in the air:
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Wooden shoes in the windmill village:
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Three large windmills in the windmill village:
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Two little windmills in the windmill village:
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A pastoral Netherlands scene in the windmill village:
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Quality time, Netherlands style (in a Netherlands fishing village):
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Exploring a Netherlands beach:
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Sailing in the Netherlands:
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Jamming along the canal (I could hear live music, but couldn't place it; they were playing Elvis songs. He noticed me taking their picture!):
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London:
The cutest ever stick people in the British Museum:
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The cutest ever cow in the British Museum (well, I took another picture 3 years ago of his just-as-cute sibling):
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London punk, with a man looking on in dismay:
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The Sherlock Holmes Pub Restaurant (we met the resident mouse in the upper floor restaurant):
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Sherlock and I:
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The Globe Theatre:
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Inside the Globe Theatre:
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St. Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge:
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Tube time:
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Mind the Gap (in some posh locations, the loudspeaker says, "Mind the gap, please." In other neighbourhoods, the loudspeaker just says "Mind the gap." Then, some have no warning at all.):
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Tower Bridge closeup:
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Tower Bridge, sepia:
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The Arches shops (no, not the golden ones) near our apart'hotel:
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Houses and birdies at Hampstead Heath:
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Path in Hampstead Heath, just prior to the torrential downpour:
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Picture update 2: Athens, Corfu, Dubrovnik


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Athens, Greece:
Temple at the Acropolis:
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Olive tree at the Parthenon, the Acropolis:
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The Parthenon, at the Acropolis:
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The sunset near Athens:
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Corfu, Greece:
Sunrise at Corfu:
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Old olive orchard:
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New olive orchard (note the new growth from old stumps):
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Busy bee at the flowers at a Corfu beach (I stepped in brambles to get this shot):
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Shower at a Corfu beach:
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Flower at a Corfu beach:
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My footsteps at a Corfu beach:
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Dubrovnik:
Morning in Dubrovnik:
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Overview of Dubrovnik (old town is in the front):
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Millstone with lemons at a Croatian artist's farmhouse:
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A rather large cricket thing at the artist's farmhouse:
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Inside the artist's farmhouse:
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A modest Croatian dog at the artist's farmhouse:
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Appetizers before our lunch at another farmhouse-turned-restaurant:
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Pomegranates at the farmhouse/restaurant:
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Inside Dubrovnik old town:
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First pics, Europe Trip

Rome, Naples, Santorini, Ephesus


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Rome, Italy:
On a bridge over the Tiber:
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Behind the green door:
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Column, with statue & cool trees in the background:
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Watch out, birdie! (He was ok):
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Detail, Trevi Fountain:
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Some church somewhere:
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The colisseum:
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Inside the colisseum:
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The dome ceiling of the pantheon:
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Off the coast of Italy:
Our first sunset on the cruise:
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Naples & vicinity, Italy:
Sunrise over Mount Vesuvius:
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Sunrise over Naples:
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Somewhere near Sorrento:
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Church by where we ate lunch, on the Amalfi Coast:
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Some church somewhere between Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, complete with statue:
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Floating on the Mediterranean:
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Santorini, Greece:
Fishing boat in the morning:
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Celebrity Equinox, from tender towards Santorini
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Church:
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A little white town:
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Bigger church:
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Olive tree:
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On the tender back to the boat (love the water colour):
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Ephesus & Kusadasi, Turkey:
Morning in Kusadasi:
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Mary's house, Ephesus:
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Ant busy at work on the road in Ephesus (note his huge shadow! He's carrying a seed.):
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Library, Ephesus:
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Watchtower where Paul was imprisoned briefly (in background):
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Theatre, Ephesus:
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Wanna buy a Rolex? The bazaar in Ephesus:
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London...

Still!

rain 22 °C
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Our last full day in London! I took off again after breakfast to explore. I took the tube to the other side of the river, then crossed back over Tower Bridge, and walked all around the Tower of London. I didn't go in - even if I'd wanted to, the line was too long. I'd been there, done that (ok, so it was over 20 years ago...) and walking around it was enough. Then I went to the complete north of the city. I'd always been attracted to Hampstead Heath, although never had seen it. (I think I just like the name.) All of a sudden, while riding along in the tube, you're above ground. I had to take a train (same ticket, mind you) to go to the Heath itself, and only wandered a short ways in. Luckily I turned around in time, because as soon as I got back to the train station, it started to pour.

It has stopped raining now, but I think I'm just going to watch old British television (stuff you can't get on the Knowledge Network at home) and/or read until dinner.

We leave for home tomorrow, so the next entry will probably be with pictures, once I wrestle my Mac back from Dianna. :)

Oh, and The Lion King was great! Especially the costuming and puppetry. I liked the music; D didn't much.

Later,

Trace

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More of London

semi-overcast 23 °C
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So the weather isn't GREAT, but it only rained a bit this morning and then cleared to partly cloudy. Now it's just partly sunny!

Yesterday I explored the British Museum, mainly Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome, and then went to the National Gallery where I saw more Rembrandts, Van Goghs, and Monets. There were even two new Monets in the gallery! Still amazing after seeing them before. And the British Museum? Love it!

Last night we went to Jersey Boys, and despite balcony seats, it was great fun. The singing was amazing! In a while, we go to the Lion King, although it's just D and I as E already saw it.

This morning, I took off early and went to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, which I'd wanted to see last time I was here but didn't get there. I was glad I did. The tour was very interesting, with lots on display, and the inside of the theatre is adorable! They were changing the sets while we were doing the tour, and that was interesting too.

After that, I walked across the Millennium Bridge to St. Paul's Cathedral (just before 11, so I captured some audio/video of the church bells), then hopped on the train all the way to Notting Hill Gate. I didn't find a Notting Hill Gate, but I found a gate on Notting Hill Gate Road which turned out to be the entrance to the Kensington Palace Gardens road which you're not allowed to take pictures of. A guard rapped on the window at me, but said I didn't have to delete the pictures I already took.

Now I'd better go!

Later,

Trace

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