Tag Archives: Snapshots

Snapshots – Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Palacio Real 01

Palacio Real desde el Campo del Moro

Palacio Real 04

…and in the sunshine.

IMG466   El Rastro 02

Plaza de Cibeles a la izquierda, El Rastro a la derecha


Palacio de Cristal en el Parque del Retiro

Templo de Debod 03

Templo de Debod

Mercado de San Miguel 01   Puerta del Sol 01

Mercado de San Miguel y Puerta del Sol

Chambao at La Riviera 03

Chambao en La Riviera

Atlético de Madrid 02

Primera Division Liga España, Atlético de Madrid vs. Bilbao
Estadio Vicente Calderón, 21 de marzo

Vallecas flamenco 03   Vallecas flamenco 04

Flamenco en Vallecas



My “surprise” farewell fiesta with Antonio Nosolotapas, with some of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. Eres bueno, Antonio 😉


I was practically a permanent fixture that I should’ve been given an asset life and taken depreciation on. Yes, this is an accounting joke. Ashamed, I am.

Snapshots – London

London, United Kingdom

Tower Bridge 02

…wanna go down like London, London, London, wanna go down like…oh wait, wrong bridge.

Westminster Hall

Palace of Westminster

the gals

Afternoon tea at The Ritz

London Eye

London Eye 09

London Eye. Still deciding if this was worth the money. Probably not.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Portobello Market08

Portobello Market in Notting Hill

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus

Tower of London 01


british museum04

British Museum

Cutty Sark2

Cutty Sark in Greenwich

Queens House4

Queen’s House

Royal Observatory2

Royal Observatory, where we too eagerly straddled the prime meridian.

Greenwich Meridian3   Greenwich Meridian5

Yes, this happened. More than once.

Snapshots – Nice & Monaco

Nice, France

Beach 01

Pebble beaches

Chateau 06

Chateau 14

Panoramic view from Castle Hill or, Colline du Château

Flower Market 02

Flower Market 03

Flower market or, Marche aux fleurs Cours Saleya, where we (Amanda, Sharon, Jackie and I) bypassed all the pretty flowers and went straight for the meats, cheeses, breads and socca (chickpea crêpes) at Chez Thérésa. Closed Mondays, Sunday afternoons and holidays.


Monte Carlo2

Monte Carlo Casino

Snapshots – Belgium

Ryanair and easyJet flights might still be considered low cost now but, back in the early 2000s, they were really cheap. And, so, as a bunch of us were studying abroad in London, we flew out almost every weekend to whichever city was super cheap to fly to on one of these airlines.

Brussels, Belgium

Grand Place10

Grand Place04

Grote Markt / Grand Place

Mannekin Pis2

Manneken-Pis or, Pissing Boy aka Petit Julien. I didn’t expect it to be this tiny (that’s what she said).

Other attractions: Belgian Comic Strip Center, Galler Chocolatier, Galeries Royales, Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula


Grote Markt- guildhalls1

Grote Markt- Stadhuis2

Another Grote Markt and Stadhuis (City Hall)

Onze Lieve Vrouwkathedraal5

Cathedral of Our Lady or, in Dutch, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal


Sijia, Deanna, Amy, Jenny, Justin, me, Pam, Heejin, Melinda (not pictured)…and the view from Linkeroever


Bruges center5

Bruges center1



The canals of Bruges

Um, and don’t forget to gorge on waffles, frites, chocolate and beer. Not kidding.