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it’s all greek to me

Athens, April 2010

athens from above

the acropolis in bloom

an early morning at the parthenon

high into the sky, temple of olympian zeus

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outside the galeries st. hubert in brussels, the oldest shopping arcade in europe

inside the galeries st. hubert

first glimpse of the hotel de ville, grand place in brussels

brusselian homes

bruges canal. rather amsterdamain

bikes abound in bruges

For more photos from Brussels and Bruges as well as my experience traveling there, click here.

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Bath, England

From a recent day trip to Bath, England– a truly lovely city set at the bottom of a valley, surrounded by rolling hills, and fed by the River Avon.  To see my post on traveling to Bath (and more photos!), click here.

the River Avon runs through Bath

the River Avon and the Pulteney Bridge

the Royal Crescent- a line of Georgian homes

Bath Abbey

Roman Baths

reflection in the Great Pool at the Roman Baths

another famous Roman standing over the Roman Baths

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oxbridge

London can become a bit suffocating at times. Oxford and Cambridge, which are both within a 1 hour train ride from London, are a quaint and charming escape.

oxford windows

spindly shadowy (oxford)

shadowy spindly 2 (oxford)

bodleian (oxford library)

quintessential cambridge bike

the cam

cambridge, crossing the cam

For info about traveling to cambridge, check out my blog post.

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“Where the land ends and the sea begins”  -Luís de Camões

R and I recently went on a trip to Portugal.  I was so pleasantly surprised by the country.  It’s very distinct (surprising to me because of its smaller size and its frequent association with Spain, at least in my mind).  The people, food, architecture, landscapes were all very unique.  And I loved it.

Some photos from Lisboa.

lisbon street

lots of stray cats in lisboa

alfama area

coffee at hotel bairro alto

alfama at dusk

alfama/tagus river

evening trolley

The following were taken at Sintra, a town about 45 minutes by train outside of Lisbon.  Sintra was a favorite summer getaway for past kings.

pena palace

the Queen's Terrace at the Pena Palace

pena palace

Palácio Nacional de Sintra

sintra alley

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stonehenge & avebury

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