Thursday, August 12, 2010

Project 365 Update

I decided that I'd post my Project 365 photos in nine day collages so here is the latest update since my last post of July 28, 2010.

July 29th - First Class Upgrade.  It's always a nice surprise to get an upgrade to first class but when you are going to be on a plane for over eight consecutive hours it's an especially nice surprise.  This is a picture of Kent and I with our champagne in hand taken by the flight attendant as we departed for Germany.  I really was born to fly first class!

July 30th - Made it to Cologne! This is a picture of the Cologne Cathedral that was started in the 1300 and completed in the 1800.  At one point this was the tallest building in the world!  We took a self guided tour - it's pretty amazing!

July 31st - Gay Games Opening Ceremony.  What an experience it was to be in an environment of inclusiveness!  We had a great time and met a lot of really nice people from all over the world!  One of my favorite groups was the lesbian soccer players who I am pictured with from Seattle - really nice and fun group of women!

August 1st - There were parties and gatherings all over the city in celebration of the gay games.  I never found out where these women were from but they were fantastic and really got the crowd worked up and dancing in the streets!

August 2nd - Finally made it to Berlin which turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip!  There was so much to see and do and that we had to pick and choose. This is a picture of Kent near one of a few sections still standing of the Berlin Wall.

August 3rd -  This is a picture of the Reichstag which is essentially there National Capital.  It has been completely remodeled inside while the exterior remains original.  We had to stand in line for just over an hour to get inside and tour the building and the glass dome.  Well worth it!

August 4th - This is a picture of Kent and I at the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin.  So much of Berlin was destroyed in WWII - it's nice that this was spared - so much history!

August 5th - We took a one day train trip to Luxenburg so we could get another Country in and visit a city that we have always wanted to see.  This is a picture of a bridge over a steep valley that cuts through the center of town.

August 6th - We took a train trip down the Rhine River Gorge for a day of castle viewing.  This picture is one of the many castles you see along the route.

More Project 365 photos in nine days!

Later -


1 comment:

  1. I love Berlin - such a great city with a dark past and history. I was also amazed at how many museums their were in close proximity to each other. Great pics - the gay games sounds great - and interesting!