FC: Les and Lynn's European Adventure
1: ITINERARY April 29, 2011 Arrive London May 1 Drive to Amsterdam May 2 Bus and Rhine River cruise to Heidelburg, Germany May 3 Bus thru the Black Forest to Lucerne Switzerland May 5 Travel to Paris May 7 Tour ends & we're on a train to Arras, France May 9 Back to Paris May 10 Home
2: We arrive in London just as William and Kate are kissing on the balcony. | London England
3: The Tower Bridge, not to be confused with the London Bridge, which is in Arizona. | The Bloody Tower | INSIDE THE LONDON TOWER | Traitor's Gate
4: Vauxhall bridge, over the Thames River, which we crossed to get to 'the Mall' | Parliament and Big Ben
5: Westminster Abbey, after William and Kate's wedding | St Pauls, where Charles and Diana married | The Cliffs of Dover, as we leave England on the Channel Ferry.
6: Windmills on the drive to Amsterdam. | The canal dwellings in Amsterdam | Holland
7: Artwork, posted on the side of a sycamore tree outside our Amsterdam hotel. | Amsterdam canal dinner cruise | A public urinal
8: The Cologne Cathedral, which took over 600 years to complete, 1248-1880. | GERMANY
10: A cruise on the Rhine River. We saw Reisling vinyards and castles along the way. | GERMANY
11: A view of Heidleburg view from the abandoned castle. | The Rhine and the Rhone Rivers meet here | The Black Forest
12: Lucerne, Switzerland | The Lion of Lucerne commemorating the 600 Swiss Guard soldiers who guarded Marie Antoinette and were all massacred when the French stormed the palace during the French Revolution. | Jesuit Church
13: Cruising on Lake Lucerne | The Christ the Redeemer statue that stands over Rio in Brazil was copied from this one.
14: Mount Rigi, rode to the top in a cog-wheel train, and came down in a gondola. | The tour group | Lynn and Neil
15: A yodeling dinner date | Attended a Garden Party at a local farm | A very condensed Cemetery | The Chapel Bridge walkway in Lucerne, built in the 1400's.
16: Evergreen Laurel, our hotel in Paris | A castle on the drive from Switzerland to Paris. | F R A N C E
17: The sights of Paris A construction facade Notre Dame A statue by Picasso
18: The Eiffel Tower and the view.
19: The Palace at Versailles
20: The Hall of Mirrors This picture was taken as Lynn was lost, running around the castle.... that's why it's blurry
21: Paris, day and night.
22: The sights of Arras, France 1 - we arrive on Saturday, market day' 2 - dining on Saturday night 3 - Les and a newly wed young man, celebrating his marriage 4 - the view from our hotel room 5 - our hotel, the 'Diamont' 6. our room | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 6
23: Vimy Ridge | Les and a piece of German artillery recovered by the Canadian troops at Vimy | One of the tunnels at Vimy | The monument honours 11,200 Canadian men who's remains were never recovered, and 66,000 who died during WW1
24: Vimy Ridge
25: Les and the Vimy monument ....... | A latrine | The tunnels
26: The Wellington quarries.... 12 miles of tunnels dug by the 'tunneling corps', where 28,000 Allied soldiers waited for 8 days to come up and fight the Germans. | The latrine | Officer's bunks
27: FAREWELL TO EUROPE.......