European Trip Pictures
I really liked the old woman's face, so I took the picture through
my bus window and hers.
A few shots of the University, including the museum that is supposed
to give a sense of being a treehouse; the gourmet vegetarian restaurant;
birds on the lough; the Red Abbey (with dead pigeon); a local
cathedral, and another bird.
One ancient church, still functional, and a ruined church, plus
Hoar's Abbey out in the distance.
Mostly, the Tower of London, with a shot or two of Trafalgar Square,
and a few shots from the top balcony when we went to see the musical,
Avenue Q. Em wasn't familiar with the expression, "the nosebleed
section," but that's where we were.
There are a lot of pictures here, perhaps because I wandered around
alone so much. I don't know what the feet mean. And you can see
I like looking into windows. I ate dinner once at Miss Moneypenny's,
and stayed at the Metropol Hotel (but didn't attend the Metropol
cinema). That's the Rhine on p. 3, and people eating Easter brucn
near it. On page 5, the statues above an entranceway are from
the Bank of Commerce. I want to know why that bank has statues that
are taking off their clothing.
Y'all liked the picture of the cat in the window, so here are a few
more window shots. Today was the first real sunbathing day of the
Spring, I think.
Six pages of pictures!
Page 1, bottom center: denizens (students?) at the University of Utrecht;
page 2, bottom row: In Linda's apartment, including some ancient church
chairs (which she demos); page 4 includes color-coordinated icecream, and
a dog face-off; page 6 shows a bike-lane traffic light and a law-abiding
This starts with the street view of the Centraal Museum and its entrance,
then has a few shots from a show called "Genesis", which included some
work by Eduardo Kac, whose house I rented in Chicago.
The show was about using genetic algorithms to generate art and animals,
about DNA and Crick's claim that it encoded all information. There was
a "self-portrait" that was allegedly the artist's DNA. It looked like
spotty gel to me.
The second-to-left embryo is an otter. The close-up is of a 3-toed
sloth of the genus bratypus (also known as an ai, a name I know from
playing Scrabble!) The chickens are part of the "Cosmopolitan
Chickens" exhibit. The artist is cross-breeding chickens from different
countries, which constitutes "border crossing" not only between the
countries but between farming and art. Or something like that.
The rest of the pictures are from the museum grounds, and just in front.
The museum has several buildings, and a nice courtyard with trees
that were in flower today.
The three on the left are the interior of the apartment, and
the shutters onto the courtyard. The rest are of the Passage.
The lighting wasn't great.....
Food porn! See seafood!
Local intererior decorating shops, changing the sign at the
Bastille Opera, sights near the office, an explicit warning
on an electric cabinet, the Metro, Michael Littman, and a nice
Things we saw sightseeing with Michael.
The Louvre (outside), the river, and around the Cathedral of
Outside the Museum D'Orsay, more wandering, and a church.
The Museum D'Orsay again, more wandering, including Angelina's,
which is said to have the best hot chocolate in Paris. (Yum!)
Politics and lilies of the valley.
Architectural detail, including the art in the lobby of my office
a school, and the plaque
commemorating the students/teachers who were deported from that
school under the Vichy government in the 1940s.
A few Paris shots, and then Versailles, including a long queue
for tickets. We saw the cow when we went off to have lunch in town.
I think he was advertising Laughing Cow cheese. And that's Patrice
Perny on p. 3.
Among those glorified include several mathematicians.
Jean-Yves Jaffray's retirement party
That's all I've processed so far.