Friday, July 15, 2011


Thought it was time to share a few picture, up close and personal to give you a taste of whats coming. I have been working approximately 5 hours each day making collages of my photos so I can share as many as possible with you. I think I have made 39 already and I'm not done!

So today I am giving you basically the main players and my other posts will be all the good stuff in between and there is a lot of that! I'm afraid you are going to get tired of my vacation posts. It's been time consuming because when you have similar photos from both cameras you have to hop back and forth to pick the best ones to use. Like I have mentioned before, I am thankful I typed out notes each night which will give you each and every detail. I have to take those notes from my netbook copy them and get them into the post. Good thing I have time on my hands!

Buckingham Palace - I was here twice

The World Famous Harrods

Kensington Palace

Tower of LondonWorcester Cathedral on the River Severn
We spent 2 nights in Worcester, UK

Notre Dame

Museum D'Orsay

Arc de Triomphe

Eiffel Tower

The War Museum
Musee de l'Armee and Hotel des Invalides

Hard Rock Cafe Paris

Unbelievable shopping!

Montmartre - Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Paris

The Louvre

The Palace at Versailles

Evening boat ride on the Seine River to see the Eiffel Tower

The drive from Paris France to Turin Italy

Pizza in Italy (you know we couldn't pass pizza up)

Westminster Abbey
The 1902 State Landau most recently used on April 29, 2011.
The top folds down and I saw this on my Mews tour when I revisited
Buckingham Palace.

The British Museum

One thing I want to share with you, I am not a sponge and I do not retain information well and I am not a history buff. I did study my spiral guide books that I bought at AAA to find out what I wanted to see in London and Paris but that's about as far as it went. I have been crazy about London ever since Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981. When it comes to Paris I really only knew that I wanted to see the Eiffel Tower. So if there is something that I mentioned seeing when I do my posts and I haven't provided any information or history about it please feel free to Google it!

There is a new post over at Debby's Tree and I am picking up most of this years ornaments up tomorrow. I can't believe it is already ornament debut at Hallmark!


Joyce said...

The gray sky there is something I recognize right off the bat-saw a lot of that in our years there! You got to do a lot, so many of my favorite things. Love the pizza shot : )

Mara said...

My parents visited London during their holiday last week and they went in Kensington Palace (where Princess Diana lived the last few years). My mum loved it!

The Hard Rock Café in Paris? My sister and I know it well. Well, we had dinner there once!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

What wonderful photos ... I believe I love the one taken on the drive to Turin the best. ;-)

I can't wait to see what else you hae for us.

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Thank you so much for sharing your photos Debby. You took some wonderful shots!!! What a trip you had.

Pen Pen said...

What a vacation!! I loved Princess Diana, too. How cool that you were there. Not until I see the lovely photo's of people's travels, am I reminded, once again that there is a big big world out there!!! So, was the pizza good?

Karen Mortensen said...

Beautiful pictures.

ModernMom said...

Oh despite the gollomy weather you managed to capture some brilliant shots! I for one am going to enjoy every single one of your vacay posts!

Kerri said...

yay pictures!! looks amazing! love the pizza and the night boat ride how awesome and romantic! :D cant wait to see more..everything is so beautiful!

EmptyNester said...

Wonderful shots! I wonder if the people who live there take it all for granted or appreciate the history on a daily basis?

My favorite is the drive from Paris to Turin- that just must have been beautiful!

Sonya said...

I can't wait to read more and see pictures from your trip! I really wish I had gone to Harrods when I was there. We were 1 day too early to tour Buckingham Palace. The Queen was still in residence there at the time.

Goose Hill Farm said...

Hi, Debby~

Thank you for taking the time to post and share your pics. They are absolutely beautiful! And your evening boat ride on the Seine River to see the Eiffel Tower . . . . how ROMANTICAL! :> )

I look forward to seeing more!


Love Of Quilts said...

Thank you for sharing. Loved the river boat ride. Trish

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh. My. Heck! You are sooo fortunate to have this experience! And thank you for sharing it with us - you took some awesome pics..and it really does sum up the trip..beautiful!

Oh, and I must comment on your blog look...I **LOVE** it! My favorite colors and I adore polka dots!!!!

nancygrayce said...

How beautiful! And don't worry, I don't retain any information except that which means nothing! :)

kt moxie said...

Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Renegades said...

It looks like a fantastic vaction filled with great places to visit and photograph.

Laura said...

WOW! Amazing pictures! Still can't believe that you got to see all that stuff in person! That is so cool!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great part of history you got to see

sarah said...

fabulous pictures and you brought back memories of London. We were there a few years ago and loved it. My youngest keeps asking to go to Paris....thanks for sharing these

Kathy said...

Your photographs look great! You covered a lot of territory in your visit!

Amy said...

Oh those are amazing pictures.. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes I am not a sponge either. Have a great night..

Michelle said...

Hi Debby!

Thanks for sharing your trip with us :)

Headless Mom said...

Beautiful! Can't wait for the stories.

Caroline said...

Such beautiful pics.

Just Be Real said...

Exceptionally beautiful pictures Debby. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Holli Taylor said...

Can you please pack me in your suitcase next vacation you go on? I'm sure you have worked really hard and earned it over he years but I'd still love to be your side kick! Beautiful pics.

Cherie said...

Didn't you love the Palace of Versailles - it is sooo beautiful and the gardens are amazing!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow my dear what amazing shots. I'd be like you more there to see what I can, I'm not one of those that can read up on it and know every detail. I'm so excited you went and were able to see all these amazing sites!

Kristin - The Goat said...

You've been doing much better than I have with my vacation posts. I'm only getting out a little bit every couple of days.

I haven't had time to really sit down and read your posts, but I'm excited to do so! I know you had a wonderful adventure and I can't wait to share it with you!!

I like your overview - it is indeed the cast of characters :)

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