Saturday, April 3, 2004 (MOSCOW)
Sunday, April 4, 2004 (MOSCOW)
Tuesday, April 6, 2004 (MOSCOW)
Tuesday, April 6, 2004 (BERLIN)
Wednesday, April 7, 2004 (BERLIN)
Thursday, April 8, 2004 (MOSCOW)
Friday, April 9, 2004 (MOSCOW)
Sunday, April 11, 2004 (AVIGNON)
Monday, April 12, 2004 (LYON)
Tuesday, April 13, 2004 (PARIS)
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 (PARIS)
Thursday, April 15, 2004 (PARIS)
Friday, April 16, 2004 (PARIS)
Saturday, April 17, 2004 (PARIS)
These photos were taken during my trip to Europe in April of 2004. The trip included Moscow, Berlin, and France, and the photos give a glimpse of East, Central, and Western Europe, more than a decade after the lifting of the Iron Curtain. In case that last statement makes the photos sound a little prententious, I should clarify; they're just vacation photos. And there are a LOT of them (close to 500.) I'm not trying to provide any sort of comprehensive portrait of modern Europe, or editorialize about the things I saw, but I thought this might make an interesting photo journal of my travels. So I hope you enjoy it.
Friday, April 2, 2004: Depart Washington, DC, for Moscow, by way of Toronto, on Aeroflot, who loses my luggage. (No photos)
Saturday, April 3, 2004: Arrive in Moscow to visit my friend Barb, and stop by Red square around dusk.
Sunday, April 4, 2004: Tour the city a little w/ Barb, visit Ismailova, Gorky Park, and the Hotel Sputnik, and contract food poisoning.
Monday, April 5, 2004: SUFFER from food poisoning. (No photos - thank me very much)
Tuesday, April 6, 2004: Use "tourism therapy" to defeat food poisoning; walk around downtown Moscow before flying to Berlin.
Tuesday, April 6, 2004: Arrive in Berlin to visit my friend Christel. Buy underwear, as Aeroflot still has not found my luggage.
Wednesday, April 7, 2004: See a lot of Berlin.
Thursday, April 8, 2004: Return to Moscow, visit VDNKh, The former Soviet "Exhibition of Economic Achievements," now a flea market.
Friday, April 9, 2004: Visit the Kremlin, Fly to Paris, meet up w/ Michelle Mancini.
Sunday, April 11, 2004: See lots of stuff in Avignon, including the infamous flying jesus turtle. (Did you know there's a song about the bridge?)
Monday, April 12, 2004: Wander around Lyon.
Tuesday, April 13, 2004: Return to Paris, wander around.
Wednesday, April 14, 2004: Musee d'Orsay, Seine Islands, Centre Pompidou.
Thursday, April 15, 2004: Left Bank wanderings; Jardin de Luxembourg, Jardin des Plantes, Tour Eiffel.
Friday, April 16, 2004: Centre Pompidou, the Seine, Greg reads maps.
Saturday, April 17, 2004: Last day in Paris; Montmartre, Pigalle, La Defense.