Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The view of Annecy from the Château

The town was incredible.  On the inside it was like a mini French Venice. And next to the lake (one of the cleanest lakes in Europe) it felt like you were on the Riviera.

Annecy lake

Monday, July 22, 2013

Rare Greek Sculpture

I went on a tour of the Muse des beaux arts in Lyon today (in English.) They said if the museum was burning and they could only save one thing it would be this.  As there are only a few other living examples of sculpture from this early in Greece.

Famous Gaugin

Fountain in front of the Hotel de Villes

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Free concert last night

I went to a picnic and free concert with some couch surfing people last night.  The music was a great band that mostly played funky covers of popular songs.  The square was wild with people dancing and drinking.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sanfermines parade and us in our outfits

Everyone wears white shirts, white pants and a red scarf.  This is me, Zoe and our new friend Phil, who teaches history at a high school in Texas.

Spain countryside

Taken on the way to Pamplona.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Ivory box

Box carved from ivory at the Musée de moyen âge (museum of the medieval age)

Dejeuner en apartment

All picked out fresh from the market on rue mouffetarde! The cheapest and my favorite way to eat.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

More of Pingvellir

The pipelines you see are running from the geothermal power plantd.  Iceland is the greenest country in the world because 99% of its energy is renewable!

Pingvellir National Park

The first picture is where the first forms of Icelandic government took place.  Chieftain's from across the land would come here and the law speaker would stand on top of the rock and resolve issues, and recite the laws. It is also the divide where the north american plate is splitting away from the European plate.


Fun fact, this is geysir's name is....geysir.  All geysir's get their names from this one, it is an Icelandic word.

Me at the top of a short hike next to the geysir.


This is the Gullfoss waterfall. It had two levels to it, and incredible rock around it.  Much better than Niagara!

Hobbit house!

Not really, this is actually a traditional icelandic church.  They were built this way because of warmth, they don't make them like this anymore since the invention of heating.

Reykjavik harbor

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


A panorama I took from the top of Hallgrimskirkja.


The oldest book of poems(sagas) in Iceland! The pages are made of sheepskin