S: Sophie's Trip
BC: Designed by Lois Christensen April 2011
FC: SOPHIE'S TRIP APRIL 2011
1: Leaving... on a jet plane | GELATO | Taking Pictures | SOPHIE'S FAVORITES | JOURNAL | Scooters in streets | ROME FLORENCE PARIS | Non-stop from SL to Paris, we soared through the night, landing at Charles DeGaule airport. | Cheese Pizza
2: Arriving in Rome. | Well below the level of the city, the excavated ruins of the ancient Roman Forum stand naked of the marble that once covered buildings and walkways --stripped by the builders of the Vatican. The gardens of the Vestal Virgins with statues and the shell of their home survive. | Roman gas station
3: Vestal Virgins, chosen at age 6, devoted 30 years then were given back their lives. | Garden of Vestal Virgins ------------------------------------------------------------- Ruins of Roman Forum
4: ROMAN FORUM | Free entrance to the Colosseum, admitted all, but their class determined their seating with the Emperor, Vestal Virgins and clergy ranking first -- the serfs last. | Colosseum | A pattern for our modern sports arenas.
5: Pantheon The domed ceiling, an engineering miracle. | Gladiator
6: Inside the PANTHEON | Pagan influence can be seen everywhere.
7: St Peter's Square [Piazza San Pietro] in Vatican City | S W I S S G U A R D
8: Tevi Fountain '3 Coins & a Fountain'
9: Scooters line narrow streets. | Sitting on top of the Spanish Steps, we overlook the Roman world.
10: Spanish Steps
11: Florence Square | So much to buy?
12: The Baptistery of Florence 'The door to Paradise' | Santa Croce, Florence's Franciscan Basilica | St Croce Cloister | A square in Florence
13: Florence Cathedral
14: Easter Sunday at Notre Dame
15: 'Phantom of the Opera's Home'
16: Floating down the Seine, our first day in Paris | We could see the Notre Dame, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and all in between,
17: The beautiful city of Paris
18: On top of the Eiffel Tower | Musee d'Orsay
19: Moving around Paris on the subway
21: Versailles gardens go on and on.
22: DISNEYLAND PARIS
23: Waiting for the bus after a busy day at Disneyland Paris. | Sophie & Gram shared a bunk bed. Gram on the bottom.
24: On the Flying Carpet with my dad!
25: Hey, Check out those trains!!