S: London-Paris-Dublin 2011
BC: Dear Mom & Dad, I'm having a great time here in Europe! Miss ya! Love, Bri XOX
FC: my first trip to europe!
1: My travel stuff | Getting around
3: The red double-decker bus . . . a common form of transportation around London! | The Parliament Buildings including Big Ben
4: Westminster Abbey . . . the site of the Royal Wedding between Wills & Kate! | Entrance to the Abbey
5: A perfect view of the London Eye | A tour on the River Thames
6: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (left) | A view of London Bridge (above) and St. Paul's Cathedral (right)
7: A view of Tower Bridge (below) and a military ship, the Belfast (left) | A view of the Tower of London from the Thames (right)
8: Buckingham Palace | the famous balcony . . . where the Royal couple share their first kiss!
9: the Gates of Buckingham Palace (left) | Guards on duty at Buckingham Palace (right)
10: The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (left & below) | A British police officer on his horse (right)
11: The Royal News where the Queen's horses, coaches, and cars are kept | The coronation coach (above) and the Australian state coach (right)
12: The glass coach (left) in which many royal brides took their journey to the church to be wed | One of the Queen's Rolls-Royce's (above)
13: At Harrods Department Store
14: London at Night
15: from the London Eye
16: Mama Mia Concert | a view of the orchestra
17: Les Miserables
18: Portobello Road Market | Dee standing at her favorite door on Portobello Road
19: The Hummingbird Bakery . . . the best red velvet cupcakes in town! | A collection of antique sewing machines on display in a fashionable clothing store
20: Visiting the Orangery at Kensington Palace
21: Tea time at the Orangery
22: The Royal Albert Theatre | The Royal Albert Memorial (above left & right)
23: Having a conversation in an old-fashioned red phone booth | While taking a stroll thru the Kensington Gardens, a memorial for the late Princess Diana
24: Walking across Tower Bridge!
26: The Tower of London
28: Our tour guide, the Beefeater
30: Tower Bridge
31: St Paul's Cathedral
32: from London to Paris
33: My trip to Paris via Eurostar
34: The Eiffel Tower | Paris
35: Remembering the Paris pastry . . . my favorite being the "pain au chocolat"! | My hotel room at the St.Martin Appartments
36: Taking a cruise along the River Seine
37: Some of the many bridges along the River Seine
38: Parisian architecture
40: From the Eiffel Tower
42: The Eiffel Tower
43: a long way from home!
44: Nortre Dame Cathedral
45: from the top of Notre Dame Catheral . . . | the famous bell of Notre Dame
46: Me standing by the bell of Notre Dame
47: L'Opera Garnier de Paris | the famous chandelier that falls in the Phantom of the Opera
48: Me & the Great Sphinx | the L'Ouvres
49: Entrance to the L'Ouvres
50: Me & the Mona Lisa
51: the L'Ouvres Museum
52: until next time . . . maybe I'll have more time to visit your vast corridors of artwork!
53: L'Arc de Triomphe
54: Arrival in Dublin on St. Patty's Day!
55: My first Irish Breakfast!
56: Our bed & breakfast | Tea Time
57: The world's best burgers!
58: Me & the lucky Leprechaun!
59: Me & Molly Malone | the Leprechaun's pot of gold (above)
60: Our way around Dublin | Always time for Timmies . . . even in Dublin!
61: Our visit to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells
63: Lots of fun at this traditional Irish Houseparty . . . lots of music, food & dancing!
64: Our journey to Cork
65: Blarney Castle
66: Making our way to the Blarney Stone | Miss Inquisitive
67: from the top of the Castle... | Looking beyond ...
68: Wonder if we got our wish Dee?
69: Kissing the Blarney Stone
70: Dee | Bri
71: my white hot chocolate treat from Bewley's Chocolates! | Timmies
72: At St. Stephen's Green Park in Dublin
73: At TGIF's . . . our last night in Dublin!
74: Crossing Liffey Bridge