Category: Europe 2005

Another shot from Isola Bella Gardens.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

Isola Bella Spire

I shot this from the front of a gondola in Venice, Italy. I like the shot as much for the colors as the way the gondolas look.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

Gondola Curves

A shot from an Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore. The tour group I was with went to this island to tour the palace and terraced gardens built by Count Vitaliano Borromeo beginning in the 17th century. According to the local guide who took us around, it was built not in honor of his wife, but his mother.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

Isola Bella Gardens

I shot this in downtown Lucerne, Switzerland. I think what the girl is so curious about is a sundial, but even after looking at it close-up, I wasn’t sure.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

Girl and Sundial

I took this photo of the Musuem of Orsay during a cruise on the Seine River. According to our cruise guide, it used to be a train station.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

If my research is right, this is a Citroen 2CV, a classic French automobile. They started building these in 1949.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

Classic Citroen

Another man feeding pigeons in Piazza San Marco.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

Bird Feeder

This monument honors the hundreds of Swiss mercenaries who died while guarding Louis XVI from revolutionary mobs in Paris.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

Lion of Lucerne

Driving and talking on a cellphone is done a bit differently in Venice than elsewhere.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

Gondolier on Cell

Walking around Piazza San Marco, I came across a couple of artists working on paintings. This gentleman is working on St. Mark’s Basilica.

Camera: Nikon N80
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5

Artist at Work