A World Away

So I went on this trip...

Departure from SFO

My journey began in London with a friend.

That's a mighty rectangular garden.

That's him down there.

Pictured right before he casts away his camera.

Returning to London after a couple years was quite a nice experience. I really missed it from the semester I spent studying there.

Look at that big ol' building!

The last time I carried a less capable camera, and perhaps a less experienced eye for photography.

Neat!

Not to say I'm any more experienced now, of course.

So moody.

We naturally went about looking at all of the sites. Churches, monuments, things, etc. The weather was quite pleasant.

Oh, look at that! Wow! Train station!

After a few days in London, we boarded the Eurostar and made the two-and-a-half hour ride to Paris.

Golly! Look at that field!

An image from out the window of the Eurostar while we were rolling through the French countryside. Mighty pretty out there, and boy is that train quick.

That's tall! Yowzah!

I feel like I've seen that thing somewhere before, but I'm not totally sure where. It sure was tall and quite metallic.

"Quit that"

Ever grumpy.

Neiiighhhh

I wasn't totally sure about this horse and its significance, but it sure looks intense.

Shortly after the above image, we met with a friend of my friend who just happened to be in Paris at the same time. What a small world!

"Aww!" That's perhaps your first impression. Or perhaps it's, "Eww!" The latter would be more accurate. Almost immediately afterwards they started making out quite passionately.

After meeting in that royal park or some such nonsense, we acquired macaroons from supposedly the best macaroon place in Paris (and also a macaroon ice cream sandwich because there was a minimum purchase). I'd describe them as reasonably good. Afterwards, we made for some mall with a dome.

Those clouds.

So there we were atop this mall with a dome. Turns out it had a pretty decent view too.

We then parted ways with his friend, and the next morning, France. The next stop: Marrakech, Morocco. But those photos will be up in a second part.


Yesterday was the birthday of a friend, recent graduate, and fan of this blog, and I will embarrass him by posting this along with an image of him. It is a day late, and I'm sorry for that. If it makes it any better, I started this post on Tuesday. Anyway, happy belated birthday!