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I visited Animal teammates Sophia and Wolfgang in Hamburg…we had a great time catching up during the softball off-season.  Hamburg is an interesting place…it’s a port city with a patchwork of modern architecture and older buildings that survived WWII.

Me and Sophia.

German dinner at home--cheese, bread, meat, beer!

Elbe river.

Despite the cold, we did some sightseeing around Hamburg…

Warehouse district.

Love locks in Hamburg!

St. Michaelis church.

Church bell tower view.

Caffeine break (with butterkuchen and baumkuchen)!

Old Elbe Tunnel,which opened in 1911. People and cars use this underground tunnel to transverse the Elbe river (with huge elevators on each end to carry cars up and down).

While we were sightseeing, a number of things jumped out to me…

Germans are very environment-friendly.

Double red lights (no means no!).

Gummy-only candy stores!

American food in Hamburg!

Did you know that Americans use many German words, such as kindergarten, spiel and blitz?

On our last night, I eat bratwurst and sauerkraut for dinner.

And finally, our visit ends with German beer tasting…

German beers.

Real-time update: Charles and I made it back to the USA a few days ago, and will be moving to our new home in Boston tomorrow!

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Cadieus @ Paris

We did A LOT of Paris sightseeing while Sandra and Ian were visiting.

From left to right: I. Cadieu, S. Cadieu & C. Cadieu.

Here are some highlights….

1) We walked along the Champs-Élysées and saw the Arc de Triomphe (although the top was closed).

Arc de Triomphe.

2) Visited the Eiffel Tower.

We enjoy a picnic before going up.

From the tower you have a great view of Parc du Champ de Mars and the Ecole Militaire.


Eiffel at night.

3) Climbed up Sacré-Cœur.

This basilica was completed in 1914.

View from steps outside basilica.

View from dome (you can see the Eiffel tower in the background!).

Another dome view.

4) We spent a few hours in the Les Invalides Complex, where we saw Napoleon’s tomb and the Army Museum.

Entrance to the Army Museum.

Napoleon's tomb.

We walk through the (very extensive) Army Museum.

Napoleon on a good day.

Napoleon on a bad day.

Napoleon's horse.

5) We also saw the Orsay Museum (no photos allowed!) and the Louvre.

Hall in the Louvre.

Mona Lisa.

David's Coronation of Napoleon.

David's Oath of the Horatii.

Ouch! Giovanni Pietro Rizzoli's La Mort De Cleopatre.

Venus de Milo.

Michelangelo's Captive (where is the dollar bill supposed to go?).

Winged Victory.

And finally, before the family visit concludes, Sandra helps Charles finish his homework!:

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