S: Le Tour d Amour -Europa Part 1, September 2011
FC: LeTour d'Amour
1: EUROPE PART 1 | ARRIVED 12 SEPT 2011 | Tour de Europa | The beginning of a new life, joined together by love and adventure, on a journey through the old word. From Belgium, France, Germany and Poland, we explored the lands of chocolate, wine, crepes and the polka. La Vie De Joie
2: Belgium | SEPT 15-18 2012 | FIRST STOP
3: BRUGES is the largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium.
5: Many of its medieval buildings are notable, including the Church of Our Lady, whose brick spire reaches 122.3 m (401.25 ft), making it one of the world's highest brick towers/buildings. The sculpture Madonna and Child, which can be seen in the transept, is believed to be Michelangelo's only sculpture to have left Italy within his lifetime.
6: Castle de Berghe | bed & breakfast | 16 SEPT 2011
8: Heidelberg Panoramic | Bruges Canals | The Venice of the North
10: Basilica of the Holy Blood
11: The Belfort Tower | 365 STEPS
13: Next Stop
14: Arrived in | BRUSSELS | Brussels has grown from a 10th-century fortress town founded by a descendant of Charlemagne into a metropolis of more than one million inhabitants.
15: SYDNEY TOWER
17: Royal Palace
18: France has been a center of cultural creation for centuries. Many French artists have been among the most renowned of their time, and France is still recognized in the world for its rich cultural tradition. The name "France" comes from the Latin Francia, which means "country of the Franks" | France
20: MONTMARTE | le petit cafe
22: She Said Yes | Sept 18th
23: The Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance, originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans in 1889.
25: L o u v r e
26: Notre Dame
27: Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe, and the naturalism of its sculptures and stained glass are in contrast with earlier Romanesque architecture. The first period of construction from 1163 into 1240s.
30: VERSAILLES | The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution | The House of Louis XIV and Marie-Antoinette
32: The Hall of Mirrors, the King’s Grand Apartments, the Museum of the History of France. The Chteau de Versailles, the seat of power until 1789, has continued to unfurl its splendour over the course of centuries
33: Each of the three French kings who lived there until the French Revolution added improvements to make it more beautiful.
36: S T R A S B O U R G | Strasbourg is the seat of several European institutions, such as the Council of Europe (with its European Court of Human Rights, its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and its European Audiovisual Observatory) and the Eurocorps, as well as the European Parliament and the European Ombudsman of the European Union.
38: Described by Victor Hugo as a "gigantic and delicate marvel", and by Goethe as a "sublimely towering, wide-spreading tree of God", the cathedral is visible far across the plains of Alsace and can be seen from as far off as the Vosges Mountains or the Black Forest on the other side of the Rhine. Sandstone from the Vosges used in construction gives the cathedral its characteristic pink hue.
39: Le Petite France
40: GERMANY | SEPT 2011
43: Marien Bridge | Inspiration for the Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle
47: Wieskirche | is also one of the most famous works from the Rococo period of art.
48: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
49: Rothenburg is a fantastically preserved medieval town, filled with quaint architecture, winding alleys and cobblestone roads. Get transported to a different time in this magical place.
50: N O R D L I N G E N
51: is located in the middle of a complex meteorite crater, called the Nordlinger Ries. The town was also the place of two battles during the Thirty Years' War. Today it is one of only three towns in Germany that still has a completely established city wall, the other two being Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Dinkelsbühl. the original fully intact wall surrounding the entire city.
53: Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape, including Heidelberg Castle and the baroque style Old Town.
54: P O L A N D
55: Krakow | is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisa) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs..
56: Lodz | ó first appears in the written record in a 1332 document giving the village of Lodzia to the bishops of Wocawek. In 1423 King Wadysaw Jagieo granted city rights to the village of ód. From then until the 18th century the town remained a small settlement on a trade route between Masovia and Silesia. Beate was born here.
57: Warsaw | In 1979, less than a year after becoming pope, John Paul celebrated Mass in Victory Square in Warsaw and ended his sermon with a call to "renew the face" of Poland: Let Thy Spirit descend! Let Thy Spirit descend and renew the face of the land! This land! These words were very meaningful for the Polish citizens who understood them as the incentive for the democratic changes