Monday, May 28, 2007

Random old photographs...


As I was digging through my old documents, I located a couple of pictures from my school years...



Waiting for service in Neualtenburg...
When I was studying anatomy in my half-sister's homeland, I had the opportunity to enjoy Octoberfest... or so I thought! My understanding of German is passable at best, and while I sought the main beer hall, I became lost in the city, ending up on one of its many side streets. I decided to attempt to imbide in some of the local beverage, but it appeared that the waiter forgot my order of "eine bier, bitte"... but it had a happy ending, involving a young frauline, a set of lederhosen, and quite a bit of "bier"... (lol)!



Posing outside the Arc, near the rue de Tilsitt-Presbourg
(the road that encircles the Arc)

While travelling with my uncle Francois and aunt Marionne, we visited the friezes of Napoleon victories, and the tomb of the unknown soldier (middle right of photo). While they had a small pastry and coffee, I took the opportunity to scale to the external observation level (on the top) - a climb of 284 steps, which provided and excellent view of the city of lights!

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