EuropeOn my first trip to Europe, during my junior year's winter term, I wasn't much a photographer. In fact, I'm still not, but at least today I'm enthusiastic. The second time I went to Europe, after graduation, I hadn't changed much in my photographic inclinations, but I was discovering the essentials, such as "if you're on a train, and you have a flash on your camera, turn it off" and "early evening pictures will be dark."
Anyway, this page is a mishmash of the only decent photographs from both trips.
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A bridge in Bath
No, really. It's just a bunch of rocks. Sting lives down the street, though.
I got tired of making thumbnail pictures, so just click the links for popups:
St. Dunstan's Cathedral Deep in London's Bank district, there's an old church, one of many rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of 1666, that was bombed out in WWII. Rather than be fully restored, the building was made into a public garden. It's one of my absolute favorite places in London. More pictures here.
This one is from Waterloo station. We were waiting to board the Eurostar to Paris (chunnel travel!), and Adnan thought the place looked super spacey cool. And sure enough it did. Like Star Trek or something.
Barcelona, Spain I don't know the name of this street, but I just happened to be crossing it and saw that the buildings along the street perfectly framed a small structure on the hill above the town. You can just make it out in the picture.
Barcelona The town square at
the top of Las Ramblas, a long street
of markets and stuff. It's kinda
like Times Square or Picadilly Circus.
Hard Rock Cafe is on the far side.
This One is the view from our room at the hostel where we stayed. Certainly the best hostel experience I had. I wish I could remember the name....
The Black Forest, Germany This is a picture on a mountain near a ski slope somewhere in the Baden-Württemberg area. The very eastern part of the south side of Germany is called "The Black Forest," and it's famous for, among other things, cuckoo clocks and Hansel and Gretel.