These are shots from May-July 2002. I have far more pictures than
the ones here, beautifully arranged in an album for anyone who wants to come

Neuschwanstein castle is a jewel hidden in the Bavarian Alps.
It was built by Crazy King Ludwig in the early 19th century. It's full of swans
and Ludwig had a "thing" for composer Robert Wagner... Needless to say, the
castle was not really that manly.

This is one of my favorite pictures of Paula Kiss. We are on a canal boat in
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Paula and I went to den Haag in the Netherlands. Note the sign above Paula.
It reads: "Scheepmakersstraat". I know, I don't get it either. But it makes me laugh.

In Ypres, Belgium (Flanders), we found the place where Canadian surgeon and poet
Dr. John McCrae wrote "In Flanders Fields". This is a plaque commemorating him.

When Canada decided that they wanted a war memorial at Vimy Ridge,
we held a contest to decide the design for the memorial. This design came in second
and so it sits at a Canadian grave site near Passchendaele, Belgium.

In the north of Belgium (Bruges), I rented a bike and went for a ride along the tree-lined
canals to Holland.

This is possibly the lamest tourist attraction in all of Europe. It is called Mannekin
Pis, it's in Brussels, Belgium, and it is all of a foot and half tall.
The people of Brussels put different outfits on him to celebrate a variety of occasions.

Outside one of the palaces in Potsdam (Berlin), Paula snapped a shot of me posing.
The gardens behind the fountain were immense and the palace was something else.
We actually had to wear slippers over our shoes so as not to damage the floor.

The Berlin Wall. Some sections of the wall remain. This section was given to local
artists to commemorate the falling of the wall.

Another in a long series of me humping inanimate objects pictures, this is me humping
a bear in Berlin. Much as Toronto did the moose and Saskatoon did the pig, Berlin did
the bear.

A fountain in Berlin. Believe it or not, this was Paula's idea.

In the hills of eastern Czech Republic lies a town called Kutna Hora. There, at an
old church, is what is called an ossuary - a bone church. This is its interior.
It was quite morbid to be honest, but an odd thing to see regardless.

Yes, those are human remains decorating this church.

So, the Czech Republic is a hotbed of fashion, culture, and mullets. This permmullet was
caught in a train near Cesky Krumlov. He was actually drinking a beer in the train,
and I'm sure if I could translate the beer label, it would read Coor's Light.

Little did Paula know, she was providing foreground for the best mullet I've ever seen.
I name this one the Czech squirrel train mullet.

I'm not sure what to make of this. It's either a sausage shop or some manner of
entertainment venue...

This is the village of Cesky Krumlov, as seen through the village castle walls.

Believe it or not, I found this car in Prague, Czech Republic. How cool is that?

View from the old castle in Budapest, Hungary.

See story below. Eger, Hungary.

"As it turns out, I must have a friendly face, because this guy, his three kids, and his
buddy come sit down beside me in the train station in Eger. So I buy them a beer (about
30 cents Canadian), gave them each a Canadian pin, and the one guy tried to stick it
in his ear! I'm sure he hadn't worn an earring in years and he actually had
'Hell's Angels' tattoed on his shoulder." excerpt from my journal.

Even more Europe pics!

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