S: France - London Anniversary Trip 2010
BC: ...Home Sweet Home | Back to Boise...
FC: Dan's and Paula's 25 Anniversary Trip | 2010 | FRANCE LONDON | th
1: First Stop: PARIS! Where it rained every day... | Paris
2: SEEING | the City | La Bayadere: a beautiful ballet in an opulent theater
3: Eiffel Tower a chance to see the whole city from the top
4: great sightseeing | King Tut at the Arc de Triomphe?
5: The Louvre was fascinating and HUGE | Le Palais de Justice
6: Ste. Chapelle is home to incredibly tall stained glass windows. It also was the spectacular setting for a wonderful performance of the Vivaldi Four Seasons.
7: Notre Dame is beautiful even in the rain! We had the privilege of hearing part of an evening service, complete with pipe organ and singing of hymns.
8: Coeur des Loges | Lyon | Friends Cathy and Mark joined us in Lyon | The TGV trains are fast AND comfortable | Our new home for one week:
10: old roman theater | Cite de Lyon | cathedral
11: Notre Dame de Fouvier Cathedral
12: Discovering Lyon included seeing the Silk Weavers' Museum and fascinating trompe l'oeil buildings painted to appear in 3D.
13: Outdoor eating makes the food even better! | Now THAT'S a cheese plate!
14: A lovely day trip to Geneva | One of many great street musicians
15: Beautiful Lake Geneva | Lake Geneva has shores in both Switzerland and France
16: A day trip to OLD Avignon
17: Lush Southern France | Spectacular Cote d'Azur
18: Beautiful Nice, France
19: Monte Carlo Monaco | The Prince's Palace
20: Port of Nice
21: Boy, could I have used some of these...!! | Beach
22: from the Marc Chagall Museum | Russian Orthodox Cathedral | A new Pope??? | A bit too much museum trekking!
24: It was a great trip through the Chunnel on the Eurostar | View from our hotel | St Paul's Cathedral
25: B I G B E N | Churchill Wartime Headquarters | London Protesters
26: Westminster Abbey... | An Abbey verger gave us our own private tour. Not only did he show us around, but he provided seats for the Vespers service, right next to the Boys Choir!
27: ...did not allow picture taking
28: It rained through the entire performance! We were lucky to have covered seats. | now showing: Henry VIII
30: A very momentary break from the incessant rain!
31: The Tower of London | Henry VIII Armor
32: In the center of Trafalgar Square | Egyptian obelisk | The National Gallery
33: It's a LONG way down into the Tube... | COOL City Hall
34: The Opera House was at Covent Gardens. Lion King was just down the street.
35: Royal Opera House | Yep - We were there! | A spectacular performance of Le Nozze di Figaro. It was a fitting ending to a memorable trip!