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Our European Vacation: Views of Amsterdam

In subsequent posts, I hope to write about some of the museums we visited in Amsterdam. But here, I will share a variety of things we saw just walking around. The Central Train Station. They don’t make them like this … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Sacre Coeur

Paris is fairly flat. Consequently, anything that is on anything even remotely resembling a hill can be seen from many parts of the city. Sacre Coeur is such a landmark. We had arranged to meet my daughter there in the … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: The Rodin Museum

I’ve loved works by Rodin since I first saw one. Going to the Rodin Museum in Paris, housed in the Hôtel Biron, where Rodin lived for a time, was a real treat. Walking through the various rooms and see the … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: The Louvre

Of course, we visited the Louvre. To avoid waiting in line to buy our tickets, we purchased them in advance at a nearby Fnac outlet. We had already walked by earlier in our trip, and seen firsthand the egregiously long … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Calais

Though we spent just a day or so in Calais, arriving by train Thursday afternoon and leaving Saturday morning, I could easily divide it up into several blog posts. We saw so much and I took so many photos. But … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Versailles

Versailles was amazing. As soon as you walk through the gates into the main courtyard, you can’t miss all the giltwork. When we were there, the skies were cloudy. I can only imagine how it must glow in the sun. … Continue reading

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Our European Vacation: Statuary

Paris is a visual feast. Statues on buildings.  In parks. On pedestals. In the middle of fountains. On the street. Note the “bird spikes” on her head. Not sure what to make of this last one. I could have gone … Continue reading

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