My Favorite Travel Photos, Part 1

I love traveling. I have been to Europe three times; Mexico and Canada one time each. I have visited twenty different countries and itch to pick up and go somewhere again.

Yesterday while I was majorly stressed out at work I began thinking of places I would rather be. I obviously would have loved to be home with my family, but I thought of several places I have visited that I adore.

I would like to share some of my favorite travel photos with you. Now, I am not a photographer like my husband, so I don’t claim to have any photographic jewels. I do have a couple that aren’t too bad.

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L’hotel de Ville in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. It had been a rainy day and the sun came out briefly. The sunlight on the bright flowers and flags was a beautiful sight.


The stained glass windows inside St. Chappelle in Paris are breathtaking and unforgettable. The windows display scenes from the Bible because at the time it was built only nobles were literate, not the common folk.


The moat surrounding the castle-turned-museum in Boulogne-sur-Mer. I loved the old stones and the lily pads floating on the water.


A side view of the castle and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogne in the distance in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.


Large beautiful blocks of soap, a product of Marseille, France.


A waterfall inside a cave in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, in Paris, France. The park was originally the site of a gypsum quarry but was turned into a park by Napoleon III. Due to the lighting, the photo did not turn out too well, but it is a very neat place.


An interesting structure which overlooks the city in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.

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I loved the bold color of these flowers against the old stones of a home in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France.

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Notre Dame in Paris in its splendor before the recent fire.


A scene from the Amsterdam Zoo. Spring is lovely in the Netherlands.


A goofy photo, but I couldn’t resist adding it. Did you know that I met Napoleon? Le festival historique in Boulogne-sur-Mer on the cliffs overlooking the ocean.


The beach in France, along the English Channel. A very romantic spot.

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Me in the old city in Boulogne-sur-Mer, near l’Hotel de Ville.


Chateau d’If, outside Marseilles. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite books. My son’s middle name is Edmond, for Edmond Dantes, the main character.


My friend Laura and I overlooking the harbor in Marseilles, France.


A small shady courtyard in Marseilles, France. I imagine it is very lively at night with music in the air.


A flower market in Amsterdam. There were so many beautiful flowers.


Eighteen-year-old me looking super tired, afraid of heights, and very touristy on top of the Eiffel Tower for the first time.


Photo from a cemetery in Paris, France. I found it in my travel photos album on my PC but I don’t remember taking it. Probably from Pere Lachaise.

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