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Sophie's Trip

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S: Sophie's Trip

BC: Designed by Lois Christensen 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

20: Versailles

21: Versailles gardens go on and on.


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!!

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